This is another recipe I'd been wanting to try out for awhile now. I finally tracked down hijiki at a store so I scooped up a little bit of it so I could make this sandwich from Vegan with a Vengeance. It's supposed to be reminiscent of a tuna fish salad; I don't think it tasted anything like that (although it's been awhile), but it was really good. It's made up of mashed chickpeas, Vegenaise, minced onion (I used onion powder and some garlic powder as well instead), shredded carrots, apple cider vinegar, pepper, and hijiki. I don't think the hijiki added all that much in flavor. I've seen other recipes that use nori flakes, so maybe I'll try one of those next time. Also, there have apparently been studies showing that arsenic levels are higher in this seaweed and some people have advised against consumption. I didn't use all the Vegenaise called for and I still think it was a bit too much, I also think it could have used some mustard. But, piled up on some toasted bread with avocado, cucumber, and sprouts it was delish. I ate this up with some grapes for lunch and will be able to get many more sandwiches out of the leftovers.
I'm in my mid-twenties and currently living in San Francisco, CA. Since becoming vegan (over 3 years ago now) I have found that I love to cook; this is my food journal, what I make for myself and my loved ones (both family and friends). I welcome you!