Tempting Tempeh

Well, I sure had a productive day, although it never is AS productive as I would like. I’m just too easily distracted. After I hit up the gym this afternoon, I came home and had some outside time with the Sienna. I think she was exploring for about 2 hours, which is quite a long time for her. It was too nice to not have the door open, so why not? While she did her exploring/grass eating, I had a little Greek yogurt parfait.

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I layered the last of the Greek yogurt from the deli last week with some strawberries, lemon curd, coconut, and walnuts.

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I’m a bit sad that I’m out of the Greek yogurt, because it makes awesome parfaits, but it’s just a little out of my everyday price range. Perhaps one day when I’m feeling rich, I’ll head back to the deli to get some more.

I took a some photos in the yard, because well, what else was I going to do while the cat wandered around?

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Then it was time to get cleaning! I dusted (hate!), swept the floors, vacuumed, did dishes, tidied up. My place is looking pretty fresh & clean! I also got to talk to my friend who is in Taiwan for a week for a few minutes on Messenger, so that was awesome 🙂 I was trying to convince him to bring me back something nice from Coach for my birthday 😉

Tonight’s dinner included a new ingredient to me – tempeh (in case the title didn’t give that away). I had picked up some Green Cuisine 7 Grain Tempeh a little while ago, and decided to just make the recipe for Tempeh Gravy on the package, since it looked tasty. It includes mushrooms, onions, soy sauce, tempeh, olive oil, water, and cornstarch. I added a little minced garlic and black pepper to kick it up.

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I also steamed up some broccoli, and cooked brown basmati rice to serve with the gravy.

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Do you like how I’ve been taking my food outside to take pictures on the cement beside my stairwell? At least the lighting is better!

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This was a pretty tasty meal. The tempeh was a bit odd in flavour at first. I liked the pieces better where the sauce was mingling with the tempeh, as opposed to the insides of the cubes that lacked sauce. I think the gravy recipe would be better if the tempeh was crumbled rather than cubed, but that’s just me. I don’t think you’ll find me eating plain, raw tempeh any time soon though – it’s definitely something that I would need to eat as part of a dish.

And per usual, there was some form of dessert. I realized that I had alot of containers with little bits of food in my fridge, so the goal was to start cleaning them out. I found one with 1/3 of a block of silken tofu, so tofu pudding it was!

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  • 1/3 block Mori-Nu Firm Silken Tofu
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • splash of vanilla
  • sprinkle brown sugar

To make it pretty, I topped it with a little marshmallow creme and chocolate chips 🙂 Always a nice way to end a meal.

Now I’m not 100% sure where the rest of my evening has gone! I think I may have played Dr Mario a little longer than intended 😉 Time to watch the news and hit the sack, what with the whole work thing tomorrow. Night 🙂

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Categories: Dessert, Dinner, Snack


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10 Comments on “Tempting Tempeh”

  1. May 24, 2009 at 11:44 pm #

    Good call on watermarking your pictures! What application are you using to do it? Do you find it’s adding a significant amount of time to your blogging? I’m all about reducing blogging time! lol Or at least becoming more efficient!

  2. May 25, 2009 at 4:53 am #

    your pictures are ALWAYS beautiful Marianne! and omg that tempeh looks SO AMAZING. as in, STAIGHT out of a restaurant!!! sooo gorgeous!!!

    also lovin the tofu pudding action!! If it was hotter here, I’d be baking it more often!

  3. May 25, 2009 at 5:06 am #

    Your dairy free pudding looks dreamy! I’m going to have to try that. I like that you added PB, and brown sugar, that’s new for me. Also, those mushrooms and the broccoli looks great. Have a great one!

  4. May 25, 2009 at 5:23 am #

    Your photos are all amazing! You make everything look delicious. I love the pudding and parfait, sounds scruptious.

  5. May 25, 2009 at 5:45 am #

    Now you know I love my Greek parfaits but your tempeh and tofu creations have me drooling!! I need to make those! I’m scurred to try tempeh though 😦

    By the way, your pictures look awesome lately!

  6. May 25, 2009 at 6:43 am #

    Great way to use the tempeh! I’ve made “sloppy joes” with it before and it was really good!

  7. May 25, 2009 at 6:50 am #

    Gorgeous pictures! It’s too bad you’re out of greek yogurt 😦 But that tofu pudding looks amazing! I really need to try that.

    Have a great Memorial day!

  8. May 25, 2009 at 7:00 am #

    Your photos really do look amazing in the outdoor light!! I might need to start trying that 🙂

  9. May 25, 2009 at 8:57 pm #

    I’m so glad you love the tempeh! And your pudding looks great 😉
    I just wasted several hours playing Mafia Wars, so…I lfeel ya.

  10. broccolihut
    May 25, 2009 at 9:22 pm #

    I really must try your serving idea with the martini glass…I might just have to use three of them to fill me up though:)

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