Sunday, July 31, 2011

tempeh bacon

I went to Indonesia with my dad and stepmom last winter and one of my favorite discoveries there was tempeh. Seriously. It's like a vegan dream come true. It has so much flavor. I made tempeh bacon tonight while Zach was out with a migraine and it is incredible. Well, I didn't let it cook enough to get crispy like bacon, but it still has a lot of flavor. I've never cooked bacon in my life, haha.
I got it from this recipe, but had to modify it a little bit (I didn't use all of the maple syrup-- I have an aversion-- and I used paprika in lieu of cayenne.)

I used about 2/3 of a package of tempeh, slice them up really thin and threw them in the marinade. For some reason, the marinade wasn't as liquid-y as I would have liked. I might go with more soy sauce next time.

Anyways, I threw the bacon in with a lettuce-orange-tomato-carrot salad I made. Eat tempeh, everybody.


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  2. Yum! You are so talented! Vegan food always seems like it would be hard to make!

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