Maple Tempeh



Maybe now some of you who are not familiar with this protein-rich food will make more sense of the fact that I spelled “tempest” incorrectly.  Get it?  Okay.  Cool.

Temeph sounds, like most other fermented things when you try to explain what it is, kind of gross.  It’s soy (or other grains) that has been cultured, much like yogurt.

To be honest, it took me a while to like tempeh.  It has a bitterness that I wasn’t a huge fan of.  However, I’ve found if you use a bit of salt directly on the temeh, it helps a ton.

“Where do I find this tempeh?”, you ask?  They usually have it in the refrigerated section at Kroger (around here), and at any health food store.

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Black Bean and Yam Burritos

These got rave reviews.  Apparently they are a “life-changing event”. 😀  I enjoy this.

This post was initially made for Facebook, so it is much less precise, but now is your chance to be adventurous.  Have at it with reckless abandon

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Scrambled Tofu



Scrambles Tofu is a Vegan breakfast staple.   Excellent eaten alone or even topped with ketchup, maple syrup, horseradish or anything your little heart desires (Okay, so I made up that horseradish bit, but seems like it wouldn’t be bad, no?  Let me know if you try it).  It’s nice to enjoy some egg.less egg.ness on a dreary-type Sunday morning.  Ingredients beyond the spices and tofu are simply suggestions.  Try anything you’d like in your scrambled tofu.  The Carrots add a nice contrasting texture to the tofu that can also be achieved through chopped nuts. Continue reading


I love tacos (and burritos)!  As you can tell… since I’ve posted two different ones here already.

I’m not sure these would officially be called tacos… Hence the burrito addition,  but they’re T(st)-style. Make an effort to find re-fried black beans!  They are quite amazing.  MAKE SURE you read the label.  A lot of re-fried beans have LARD in them.  Feel free to adjust this to your own tastes.  Most of the recipe is the TVP.  Everything else is pretty fresh!  Corn tortillas as a nice authentic-ish touch and are super delicious.  Be sure to heat them up a little. Continue reading

Thinking about going Veg? Letter to a student.

We had senior exit project presentations yesterday.  One student did hers on going vegetarian.  She even mentioned the differences between vegan, lacto-ovo, pescatarian and even macrobiotic!  Excitement!  (Vegan was even the first one… and she said it’s “true vegetarian” mmmm hmmm.)  She’s going to try to say lacto-ovo, so this letter is guided toward that.  Enjoy.

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