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Monday, March 25, 2013

Tempeh "Bacon" Lettuce and Avocado (TBLA) on Sprouted Wheat Bread


TBLA on Sprouted Wheat Bread





ingredients for tempeh bacon:



  • 1 8oz block of tempeh
  • 2 tbsps of Bragg's apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup nama shoyu - or tamari
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp olive oil - for marinade
  • 2 tbsp olive oil - for frying



 

preparation steps for tempeh "bacon":




1. Slice tempeh into long thin strips

2. marinate in nama shoyu, maple syrup,apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp olive oil and liquid smoke, for at least 30 minutes

3. heat skillet and add oil to pan

5. add tempeh strips to heated oil

6. fry *tempeh strips until well browned and crispy on both sides





ingredients for sandwich:


  • 2 slices bread
  • 1/2 perfectly ripe avocado
  • 1 schmear vegenaise
  • lettuce
  • red onion slices
  • salt and pepper to taste



 
Preparation steps to build your sandwich:




1. toast 2 slices of Ezekiel sprouted sesame bread


2. slather bread with Follow Your Heart Vegenaise



3. slice a perfectly ripe avocado and salt and pepper lightly and add to sandwich



4. pile on fresh lettuce of your choice - I prefer baby lettuces with baby kale



 
5. add tempeh "bacon" strips


 
6. add red onion slices


7. place the top on your sandwich and enjoy-knowing that no cute little piggies had to die to make your delicious sandwich



 
*hint: for better tempeh "bacon", do not move the tempeh strips in the pan until they are well browned on one side, then flip over and brown other side-even though it is very temp(eh)ting to move them around!




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