Before I started dating a vegetarian I had never even heard of “tempeh” or “seitan”. Now after visiting many pinterest pages, blogs, and recipe websites, I feel like I’m somewhat schooled on these. Tempeh is basically fermented soybeans and Seitan is wheat gluten.
These two are used as meat substitutes, taking on the flavor of what you cook it with or marinade. The BF hasn’t ever tried tempeh or seitan, so I made it my mission to start making things with them in the place of meat. I am not a vegetarian, but I also don’t HAVE to eat meat every meal.
I have yet to try tofu in a meal either. I’m doing things one step at a time.
Sooooo I decided to try Healthy Happy Life’s Vegan “Facon” Recipe.
I didn’t have any lettuce, just spinach, so we made TSTs or “Tempeh Spinach and Tomato Sandwiches” instead of BLTs.
It was actually pretty good, the taste wasn’t overpowering but still there. The texture wasn’t bad either, it kind of had a nutty taste to it as well. I will definitely be using tempeh in more recipes.
Afterward, I was in a cooking mood so I decided to make Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites. I ate too many of them… Not a great picture quality, but still yummy in my tummy (and the BF’s.)
Have you ever tried tempeh? Do you have any good recipes for me to try?