エクストリームビーガン変身: スウィート & スパイシー豆腐/テンペ版

私はシングルだったとき, 私は何でも食べるために使用されると私は思ったときはいつでも. 私が考えるように誰もがなかったので, 私は食事の計画を心配しませんでした. 私はめったに調理していません; 実を言うと, 私は実際にどのように知りませんでした. 私は私の母からピックアップしていたが、ほとんどは、いくつかのレシピがありました, I either ate out or had food delivered. 実際には, when I would call the local Chinese place and say, “Hi, I’d like an order delivered,” they recognized my voice and knew my address by heart!

Sunday nights were popcorn nights. うん, I would just have popcorn for dinner (and leftover popcorn for breakfast on Monday morning). I never made breakfast and didn’t even brew my own coffee. Friends joked that my kitchen was just there for show but that wasn’t true. I did cook for my dog, except when she ate take-out too (hanging head in shame).

When Tom and I met, 何も実際に変更されていません. We both liked bad fast food and take-out food. The delivery people got to know both of us well. Even though Tom and I shared a love for unhealthy food, we had our individual likes and dislikes. My tastes ran to spicy, savory, crunchy foods while Tom preferred cheesy, chewy foods and sweets. If Tom wanted something homemade, my mother was more than happy to cook him the Italian dishes that I, 自分, liked but didn’t die for. When I did cook dinner, it usually involved steak or chicken, instant mashed potatoes and frozen vegetables in butter sauce. Plus a salad, we always had a big salad because that’s just the way I grew up. と、残念ながら, out.


私に, Tom and Poochie at our heaviest. I’m a size 26 パンツ.

 Then everything changed. We got educated, we got healthier and we got married. We became vegetarians and then Vegans (you can read about My Vegan Journey ここで).

Tom and Benny



私のサイズが 8 jeans



And while Tom and I both love more foods than we ever knew existed (私は意味, we fight over kale and Brussel sprouts), we still have our individual preferences.

Tom still loves sweets while I detest anything with sugar. Even my espresso needs to be served straight up black. When we dine out, Tom looks forward to the dessert menu while I want the appetizer menu back (who says you can’t have appetizers for dessert?) If we have Chinese food, Tom loves sweet and sour sauce while I’m looking for the menu items with 3 stars indicating extra, extra spicy. I hate the idea of sweet, sticky jelly touching my peanut butter but Tom can eat PB&J every single day!

Relationships are all about compromise and opening oneself up to the other – bringing individual aspects of each person together to create a new and beautiful dynamic. Each person brings their own unique contributions to the table and the result is the epitome of the idea that the sum is worth more than its parts.

This recipe is a good example of this type of harmony. I read a recipe for orange glazed fish and thought it would make a great Extreme Vegan Makeover. It combines my love for spicy Cajun seasoning with Tom’s love of sweet, fruity marmalade. I don’t usually like foods that are glazed but here the spice and sweet are a marriage made in heaven.

The only question was whether to use tofu or tempeh. Tom prefers tempeh but I prefer tofu so in the spirit of marital harmony, I made both! They were both delicious so it was a win-win situation. Tom suggested yellow rice (brown rice with turmeric) for the side dish and I added peas because I can never have too many veggies. If we had had any, pineapple chunks cooked into the rice would have been perfect!

This dish is sweet, 辛い, and amazing – just like us!

スウィート & Spicy Tofu/Tempeh

材料

スパイスブレンドについて (adjust to the level of heat you want. You can just use 3 TBS. of a Cajun seasoning blend but watch out for high sodium content and MSG):
1 ½小さじ. コー​​シャ塩
1 ½小さじ. ニンニク粉末
1 ¾小さじ. パプリカ
¾小さじ. 地面黒コショウ
¾小さじ. オニオンパウダー
¾小さじ. カイエンペッパー
1 小さじ. 乾燥オレガノ
1 小さじ. 乾燥タイム
¼小さじ. 赤唐辛子フレーク (オプショナル)

1 小さじ. 生黒糖
¼小さじ. コー​​シャ塩
1 package tofu, drained or tempeh
1 TBS. サフラワー油
¼ cup orange marmalade
1 大さじ. ライムジュース
Lime wedges

Glazed Tofu

方向

Combine the seasonings in a small bowl and stir until evenly blended. Add the sugar and the salt and blend.

If using tofu, cut it into slices of your desired thickness. 私は半分にブロックをカット, then I cut each half into 4 合計スライス 8 薄い長方形のスライス.

If using tempeh, I sometimes steam it first if I want it softer but I didn’t this time. I split the tempeh in half so that I had two thin rectangles. 私はこれを行う方法は、まな板上のテンペを築くためにある, hold the top steady with the palm of my hand and with a knife, slice through it like I am splitting open a bagel. Then I cut each thin rectangle in half so I have 4 ピース.

Press the slices of the tofu or tempeh into the spice blend and cover both sides with it.

Heat a skillet with medium-high heat and add the oil. Sauté the tofu or tempeh in the skillet for about 4 分. Flip the slices and cook until both sides are browned.

その間, mix the orange marmalade and the lime juice in a bowl. When the tofu or tempeh is ready, pour the marmalade mixture into the pan and stir it around until it melts. Carefully turn the tofu or tempeh slices in the pan so that both sides get covered in the orange glaze.

Glazed Tempeh

熱いうちにサーブ. Garnish with extra lime wedges.

楽しむ!

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7 への対応 エクストリームビーガン変身: スウィート & スパイシー豆腐/テンペ版

  1. Kimberly M Veggie Diva 5月 15, 2013 に 2:35 上の #

    I made it last night and just had it as leftovers. I’ve already passed the recipe onto my coworkers!

  2. レアパーソンズ 5月 2, 2011 に 8:58 上の #

    マーラ, ありがとう. I have about 50 reicpes that I’ve already made and taken pics of but I always feel like I need a story 🙂

    More and more of my recipes are gluten-free since I have been (主に) avoiding it. I should state that in the recipes directly, although I’m sure you’re an expert at reading ingredient liste.

    I will definitely check out your link. XOXO

  3. マーラ 5月 1, 2011 に 11:44 上の #

    I love your stories, レア. このレシピは、驚くほどに見える, しかし, 私, あなたのような, am a spicy/savory lady. I love how you connected it to compromising for the ones we love and expanding our own horizons. I will have to add this one to my list of Vee-Word recipes to try. ありがとう! ところで, I wrote about my love of savory foods, あまりに, as a way of also exploring what “failed vegans” might be seeking in their lives: http://tinyurl.com/y8pqqsa

  4. Mommal 4月 28, 2011 に 7:50 上の #

    Looks wonderful!

  5. レアパーソンズ 4月 28, 2011 に 7:06 上の #

    Thank you Diane. I’m glad you think the blog is entertaining. I always feel like each post is an essay unto itself and I just can’t post a recipe without a story 🙂 I put WAY too much pressure on myself.

  6. purplelady 4月 28, 2011 に 6:03 上の #

    ワウ! これはとてもよさそうだ, レア. My husband likes sweet also, so this would be perfect for us. ところで, love reading your blog. It is entertaining and enlightening:)

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