Monday, June 15, 2009

Tempeh Bacon

Hey guys, thanks for being patient with the blog template changes. I think I have it under control now, hopefully there won't be any more parsing errors.



I couldn't get mine as thin as hers, but they were perfect.

I wanted to do a quick post about this amazing tempeh bacon I tried. Kathy of "Healthy. Happy. Life." posted this recipe a few days ago, and I can only say amazing things about it. The sweetness of the maple syrup with heat of cayenne [[ She says to add a dash, I add a good tsp]] really creates an amazing complex flavor. I love how "mock greasy" it is. It's covered in a smoky sauce, which makes it feel greasy and unhealthy. I remember bacon being dripping with fat, not like these dry imitation, shards that you buy in the store. They're great for bacon bits, but when it comes to a BLT they just don't cut it. But these ones rocked. The sweet, smoky, greasy flavor completely satiates my cravings. For the "BBQ spice blend" I used minced garlic, onion powder, plus the other spices, and then used liquid smoke for the "smoky flavor". You can find liquid smoke at ANY grocery store. Just ask.

4 comments:

Babs said...

Those look very tempting!

If I do decide to do this Eco-Atkins thing, I'll have to find some sort of breakfast protein. A few of those with scrambled tofu might do the trick!

Morgan said...

LOVE the new template! :)

Tracy Warner said...

Babs, do try them. They're awesome!

Thaaanks, Morgan!!

Babs said...

I think that they would be wonderful on a vegan BLT. Oh, yum!