Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tempeh Bacon and more?

You know what that is? Just some tempeh bacon getting oiled up! Tempeh bacon is one of my favorite foods and I think one of Will's too. Basically, you take some tempeh and put a bunch of ingredients with it. I forget what all goes in it: garlic, soy sauce, liquid smoke, tomato paste, maybe some spices.. but I'll tell you this.. to make it taste real delicious you need to put about 2x the liquid smoke. That's my favorite part of this tasty delectable!
Anyway, mix the random ingredients together and marinate the tempeh in it for 30+ minutes. Then you toss it into an oiled pan and let it brown/blacken a little bit. The crusty stuff is good.. trust me. Don't be weak and take out the bacon too early. Just don't.
When you make some tempeh bacon you have to have something with it.. in this case it was tofu scramble, another solid breakfast.
Drain the tofu and press it. Add a ton of nooch (more than any recipe calls for) turmeric, oregano, basil, and that sounds good. From there you cook the tofu a bit and add a ton of veggies. Tomatoes, kalamatta olives, and spinach are favorites here.. occasionally mushrooms and cilantro make their way into the scramble. I wouldn't object to carrots, potatoes, or most veggies.
Anyway, you let it brown and the veggies cook down and then you're good to go. Again, scrape the bottom of the pan.. the crusty stuff is the best part of the entire scramble!
And there you have it.. tofu scramble, tempeh bacon, and some cut up potatoes for breakfast.. or breakfast for lunch.. or breakfast for dinner. Will is clearly excited.. you should be too!

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