Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A tempeh love affair

When I first came back to school, I spontaneously grabbed a 2 lb package of bulk tempeh while at the co-op instead of the usual 8 oz package that I usually get. Why, you ask? Because the bulk one is only $7 or $8 while the small one is $3 a pop. Simple economics even a budding chemist can figure out. Most of it was used to make recipes that I already knew and loved (and will blog about, since I got creative), but tonight was different. I finally tried my hand at tempeh bacon from Vwav.

After letting it marinate all day while I was on campus, I decided to keep it simple. Above is the naked open faced sandwich with toasted homemade bread, greans, tempeh, red peppers, and avocado. On top, were a generous few dollops of Caesar dressing from Veganomicon. (For some reason I was mentally unhinged enough to buy a full pound of mixed greens/spinach earlier this week. So much salad has been consumed in the past 24 hours, and more creative methods may need to be devised soon...)


Mihl said...

Now I wish we had bulk tempeh here. I'd make that bacon all the time!

Mary said...

I LOVE TEMPEH! I don't understand tempeh-haters at all. Your sandwich looks amazing. Mmm! T-bacon and avocado! It doesn't get better than that.

Jeni Treehugger said...

I've never tried tempeh never seen it in the shops here or in the UK.
*sad face*

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I need to get back to buying the bulk pack!