Herb Garden Cafe Healthy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes

Looking for a new sandwich recipe to break your old lunchtime routine? Check out these four fantastic healthy vegetarian sandwich recipes and herb butter spread from the former Herb Garden Cafe in Hendersonville, N.C.

| July/August 1978

  • Paul Corpening and Deborah Dunn were the owners of the Herb Garden Cafe in Hendersonville, N.C., where, with the help of assistant Lynda Flanagan (left), they created delicious, healthy vegetarian sandwich recipes.
    Paul Corpening and Deborah Dunn were the owners of the Herb Garden Cafe in Hendersonville, N.C., where, with the help of assistant Lynda Flanagan (left), they created delicious, healthy vegetarian sandwich recipes.
    Photo By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff

  • Paul Corpening and Deborah Dunn were the owners of the Herb Garden Cafe in Hendersonville, N.C., where, with the help of assistant Lynda Flanagan (left), they created delicious, healthy vegetarian sandwich recipes.

The Herb Garden Cafe shares four of their healthy vegetarian sandwich recipes with readers, includes recipes for peanut butter, tofu and vegetable sandwiches.

Meat-Free Sandwich Recipes

Herb Butter Recipe
Tofu Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe
Peanut Butter and Fruit Sandwich Recipe
Vegetable and Cheese Sandwich Recipe
Tofu and Olive Sandwich Recipe

The Herb Garden Healthy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes

Hendersonville, N.C. (MOTHER EARTH NEWS' former home base) may be a quiet little settlement (in fact — most nights — you can hear a pine needle drop after 10 p.m.), but it's blessed with two excellent natural food restaurants, which is more than most small mountain towns (and some real cities) can boast!

We've already told you about The Merry Miller and shared some of Leona Farquhar's recipes with you and now we'd like to introduce you to Paul Corpening and Deborah Dunn; owners and operators of The Herb Garden Cafe and inventors of some wonderful vegetarian sandwich recipes.



Paul and Deborah opened their place (which does indeed look like an indoor herb garden) on a shoestring, and have only recently been able to hire their first paid helper (Lynda Flanagan). But being short of hands hasn't prevented the young entrepreneurs from dishing up consistently delectable fare, which brings us to the real subject of this article! Along with many other good foods, the cafe serves vegetarian sandwiches made (for the most part) of perfectly ordinary, everyday ingredients, yet somehow those plump meals-in-themselves always turn out to be extraordinarily tasty.

The secret, say Deborah and Paul, is in the freshness and wholesomeness of their vegetarian sandwich "fixings" and in the wonderful breads in which those fixings are nestled. The Herb Garden Cafe, you see, gets its whole grain loaves right out of the oven, from a local husband-and-wife-team small home bakery called Our Daily Bread.



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