Approximately forty-eight hours from now, I will be on a flight headed to Atlanta!  Smile  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)! Red heart

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.

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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.

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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?

By Parita

14 thoughts on “Boiling Tempeh”
  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. 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 🙂

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