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TTLA Sandwich

4 May

Summer has suddenly descended on the Midwest, which means I basically want to spend zero time in the kitchen with the oven on. My Instant Pot has become my best friend for any cooking I would normally do on my stove top and while I’m still a salad-hating vegan, I’m rediscovering an old fondness for sandwiches.

Conveniently, Lightlife Foods offered me the opportunity to try their tempeh bacon on the newly popular tempeh, tomato, lettuce and avocado sandwich. If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you might have noticed we spent the weekend in Indianapolis, where we stopped at Whole Foods for several meals, and some Fakin Bacon Tempeh Strips.

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Alfredo with Spinach and Tempeh

3 Jan

I had an amazing Christmas this year; I spent plenty of time with my family and received some amazing gifts. I was given two vegan cookbooks, one by Vegan Yum Yum and the other by Post Punk Kitchen, Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. I’ve already thumbed through both books and I’m looking forward to trying recipes out of each of them. One of my favorite things about new cookbooks is the countless number of times I can flip through them and find something new.

I’ve eyed this recipe on the website several times and seeing it again in book form really made me crave it. I used a little less oil and tahini than the recipe called for, to reduce the calories, and added vegetables and tempeh. The alfredo ended up thick and flavorful and the tempeh was crunchy and crisp. The sauce was pretty quick to whip up-I soaked the cashews beforehand to make it easier on my food processor, but it’s not necessary. I still had trouble getting it completely smooth, but we’ll chalk that up to impatience.

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