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?
14 thoughts on “Boiling Tempeh”
I’m so glad it worked for you!!!
When are you going to Wicked? I’ll be there Wednesday!
I’ll be there Friday night! Woot!
never heard of boiling tempeh! i’ll have to try it!
I like tempeh — it’s not my all time fave, but I”ve cooked with a few times and liked it. I definitely never have tried boiling though!
You are going to have ants in your pants all week with the exciting stuff on deck 🙂
I like tempeh, I haven’t had it in years but I actually like it better than tofu.
Yay you get to see Vishnu! My fiance was in the military for a long time and I hated being apart. So I remember those times.
I know! I can’t wait to see him. 🙂 I really look up to you and all the other military wives/girlfriends/husbands/boyfriends…I don’t know how y’all do it.
I’m sort of neutral on tempeh. I’ll eat it, but I much prefer tofu. Thanks for the boiling tip though – I’ll definitely have to try it!
Have fun in Atlanta! 🙂
Ohh I’m so excited for you go home to ATL and see Vishnu! Sounds like you have a blast of weekend planned! Interesting tip about the tempeh. When I tried it, I was disappointed. I guess I set my expectations too high after reading so much about it. Tofu is more up my alley 🙂
Even though I liked it better this time around, I think I’m still more of a tofu girl as well.
yay!! have a great time! I like that my trip home wsa atl-bos and yours is bos-atl.. lets change lives for a little bit!
Oooh I’d love to! 🙂
I’ve never had it…it weirds me out! Maybe I’ll have to try it though 🙂
I LOVED Wicked when I saw it! Twas fantastic 😉
I actually like tempeh, but I love seitan more, even more than tofu!