Panzanella - Hell Yeah It's Vegan!
I was first introduced to panzanella by one of my college housemates, who had this recipe written out on a piece of paper simply headed “what to do with old bread.” As the title suggests, this is a great way to use up slightly stale or dried out bread, or just to squeeze more bread into your diet — something I’m sure loads of you are desperately trying to do!As long-time readers of this blog know, I have a serious thing about food waste. To say I abhor it doesn’t even scratch the surface. I’ve done enough dumpster-diving and trash-picking in my life to speak on the subject with some authority, and if you don’t already know, bread is one of the easiest commodities to get your hands on in garbage receptacles across the United States. Nearly every grocery store, cafe, and bakery across the U.S. throws out loaves of bread every single day, and many of them throw out several garbage bags’ worth. I’ve been waist-deep in perfectly edible sandwich bread more times than I can remember, and although I eat plenty of it, I never buy bread. For now, I’ll spare you Marxist ranting about why exactly so …
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