Approximately forty-eight hours from now, I will be on a flight headed to Atlanta! I’m so excited about this trip home…
1. I get to see Vishnu after two months!
2. I get to see my parents!
3. I get to see all of my best friends, since we’ll all be home for a friend’s wedding! REUNION!
4. I get to see Wicked!
5. I get to see one of my good friend’s marry her soul mate (another friend)!
So excited, I just can’t hide it!
And because of this four day trip home, I’m trying to eat all of the perishable foods in my fridge so I don’t have to throw them away.
When I opened my fridge tonight, my eyes automatically landed on the half used package of tempeh. I’m not the biggest fan of this protein, but because I HATE wasting food, I decided to suck it up and make it a part of my dinner. I remembered Laura’s tip on boiling tempeh to remove the bitterness, so I looked up her method and got to work.
I broke the tempeh into small pieces and placed it all in a small saucepan that was set over medium heat. I added 3/4 cups of water and one tablespoon of soy sauce and mixed everything together. I then talked to my mom while the mixture boiled away. I knew it was done cooking when most of the water had evaporated.
Of course, curious little me had to taste test and see if the bitterness disappeared. I must say, Laura’s tip really worked – it was 98% gone. I happily tossed the tempeh into my salad.
Tonight’s salad beast included spinach, avocado, tomato, tempeh, cheese curds (more on this later…I promise), and a drizzle of Annie’s Goddess dressing. I. Am. Stuffed!
Off I go to do my most hated chore…fold laundry. Bleh!
Have a great night!
What are your thoughts on tempeh? Love it, hate it, or somewhere in between?