Remember when I was really excited to try tempeh? Yeah, I haven’t tried it yet, or should I say hadn’t.
I decided to base my lunch off of the tempeh that’s been sitting in my fridge for too long finally today. I wanted to try something simple, so I threw it on my panini maker until it got nice and crispy. I went the sandwich route and added some sabra, tomatoes, and spinach. (You can’t go wrong there.) Then I put it altogether like this:
And check out the beauty cut in half.
I have to be honest. It looks better than it tasted. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good. I loved the crispiness from the panini maker cooking method, and I loved all of the other sandwich ingredients. It was just a little blech (for lack of a better word). I ended up eating about half of the tempeh and just eating the sandwich without it. Much better. Don’t worry, I made up my missing lunch with a spoonful of edy’s thin mint from the freezer. Fair compromise, right?
I also had a cup of red and green grapes.
So what do you think? Is there a better recipe to use for tempeh? Do you like it? I know Kath eats it plain with pumpkin butter but, after today, that doesn’t sound appetizing at all. Maybe I need to try a different brand?
I found this neat article this morning about making your own nut butter and uses for it. It’s pretty good!
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Okay, have a great Tuesday!