Tempeh is my favorite “meaty” food. I use it in a variety of dishes, and like its cousin tofu, you can transform it into the flavors of any cuisine. For dinner tonight, I wanted something relatively easy so I could focus on steadying (isn’t it a shame that even though I’m on fall break I’m still spending most of my “relaxation” time doing homework?).
I used Andrea’s Easy Vegan Cooking’s Tempeh Salad recipe, and ate it in a pita. It was good, although I should of put some sweet pickle relish in it, and maybe some curry powder. I also opted on the side of more mayo than was in the recipe – I really enjoyed the creaminess. I decided to poach the tempeh before making the recipe (it aids in digestion), used Bragg’s instead of soy sauce, and minced red onion instead of green.
I’ve seen a number of blog posts recently about carrot fries, and was intrigued. All I did was cut carrots into a fry-shape, coat in a little extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper, and bake at 300F for about 20 minutes. They came out just crunchy enough, and they actually tasted slightly like sweet potato fries. I took the traditional route and dipped them in ketchup. I’ll probably be making carrot fries again, and I also think they’re a great way to get children to eat their veggies.
October 12, 2009 at 5:52 pm
yum! your carrot fries look awesome! i’ve never heard of carrot fries before, but i’ll definitely make them soon!
October 13, 2009 at 6:53 am
I love carrot fries! I make spicy ones and they are so good – sweet and spicy
October 18, 2009 at 7:53 pm
I have never heard of carrot fries- that’s a good idea!
January 13, 2010 at 8:35 am
This sounds amazing! I love tempeh too! One of my favorite ways to make it is to marinated it in Braggs with orange juice and then stir fried in minimal oil until crispy on both sides. I then have it over brown rice, and use the left over marinade as a sauce…YUM! Feel free to check out my blog boldasnature.wordpress.com . I am just getting started, but I love to test out both vegan and vegetarian recipes, as well as discuss the newest scientific studies done in the realm of natural medicine!
You’re blog is a wealth of great recipes! Can’t wait to keep coming back!