Burgers are always a great meal, but vegan versions can be a bit bland.
The store bought ones always seem over processed.
My first shot at homemade vegan burger patties was last year while we we travelling on the boat in Netherlands. See this post.
As good a…
We were visiting a friend of Karen’s the other day, and guess what? – Discussing healthy eating!
The usual comment – that it is difficult to know how to eat healthily, particularly when you come home from work and need to knock up a
So yes – you resort to …
Smoked Tempeh Bacon
|Smoked Tempeh ‘Bacon’|
Last week I used smoked tempeh ‘bacon’ in the stir fry recipe, and here is the promised tempeh smoking recipe.
But before I do that, there is one aspect I must touch on –
Carnivores often ask why us vegetarian/vegans keep making ‘meat look-alike’ dishes.
On the one hand, they are right and it is pointless.
|Tempeh rounds, sliced|
On the other hand, we eat with our eyes and minds as well as our mouths,
and also what better way to convince carnivores that it is not necessary to use animal products to create tasty and healthy meals.
Having got that off my chest, on to smoked tempeh.
By the way, tempeh is basically fermented, cooked soy beans.
You can make your own tempeh, but it is much more readily available at health shops these days.
I used 2 store bought rounds of tempeh.
|Ingredients for smoking|
2 rounds tempeh
1 T maple syrup
1 T tamari
1 t apple cider vinegar
large pinch smoked paprika
pinch smoked salt
1 – Slice the tempeh as in the picture
2 – Mix all other ingredients to make a marinade in a large bowl
3 – Put the tempeh slices in the marinade, ensure all pieces are well coated, and leave to marinade for several hours, or overnight.
4 – Remove the slices and smoke in either hot or cold smoker. (I use the cold smoking gun – see this post on using the smoking gun
Serve up however you want – in a stir fry, in a salad, in a burger, etc etc….
|Final product – smoked tempeh|
One big word of caution – re the salt. In this batch, I was a bit too heavy handed with the smoked salt. I was concentrating on the smokey aspect, and rather forgot the saltiness. And remember, tamari is pretty salty on its own.
Rather use more smoked paprika, or cold smoke for longer.
The above ingredients a rather a guideline, and you can adapt to your taste.
For example if you want a sweeter result, up the maple syrup a bit.
Anyway – enjoy experimenting, and the result.
Karen and I are putting together a website of the same name as this blog – Meat Free Everyday.
At the beginning, I wondered if there was room for yet another site about food and recipes.
But over the last few weeks I have been amazed at the number of people who do not seem t…
Living with a vegetarian, and having a few hardcore vegetarian friends, I have seen there is quite a difference of opinion on this topic.
From what I can gather, the ‘purist’ vegetarian will only eat his food straight out the ground, or from the tree so to speak.
Delicious Ice-creems – raw and dairy free – and healthy
Another of my favourite concepts is the raw vegan ice-kreem, or whip.
These are so easy to make as they usually have only one or two (probably three at the most) ingredients.
For some of them, you might ha…
When eating out, vegetarians or vegans are very often offered a boring old salad as their only option.
But salads don’t have to be boring, They can be fun, colourful, tasty and healthy as well.
Karen loves making salads and comes up with the most amazing ones.
Raw and vegan – more with the dehydrater – beetroot toast
As promised in last week’s dehydrating post, the outcome of my dehydrating sessions –
1 bag spinach
5 carrots and
3 large red peppers which I dehydrated in the next session,
I have semi taken over Patrick’s Meat Free Everyday blog until he has more time to himself. We’re hoping that closer to the end of the year when his work contract expires he will have more time to cook, write and post.
As any regular reader will know, we are a bit into raw.
A while ago I did a post on the ”Raw Kitchen” in which there is a spiralizer.
(see this post)
A wonderful device, but a bit of a mission to get out and set up.
Recently we were at …
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