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Thursday, June 3, 2010

tempeh tacos and a surprise!

My first foray into tempeh went swimmingly!

First I crumbled the tempeh, then covered it with water, a bunch of garlic, 2t. cumin, and 1/2t. salt.  I let it simmer until all the water was dissolved.
Once it dissolved I added in black beans (about 2 1/2c.) and some frozen corn and a little olive oil, then heated it all through.  I added a little more salt to taste.  Once it was hot we piled it on tortillas with spinach and salsa!
Yeah, it was crazy delicious.  Definitely going to be cooking with tempeh more in the future!

(You may be asking "what is tempeh?"  Answer: soy beans and rice pressed together.  It has an almost meat-like texture and it tends to take on the flavor of what you cook it in - hence simmering it in spices and salt and garlic.)

After dinner Dave and I had somewhere very important to be:
Our new house!
We close tomorrow morning and will move June 15!  HOORAY!!!!

10 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new house! How very exciting!!! Also I've never cooked with Tempeh - where do you find it?

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  2. AHhh, congrats on the new place! Can't wait to see photos!

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  3. Yaaaay! I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to see it sometime! Love you!

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  4. Kim, the house is BEAUTIFUL, even just from first glance! Wow, I am really excited for you!

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  5. Yeah congrats on the house! I can't wait to read more about it in coming posts!

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  6. ah! congrats on the house!!! it's beautiful!!!

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  7. CONGRATS! That place looks fabulous! love the brick and the porch and the trees! EEEEEEEEE!

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  8. We are yet to cook with tempeh! We have made our own vital wheat gluten though.

    Congrats on the new house!!!

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  9. yeah! congratulations! cant wait to see it!

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