Are you ready for an all-out blogging marathon, homies? Well, here is the first of many this weekend and first things first, last night’s dinner recipe.
I have personally been trying to go back to eating less meat throughout the week but still consume a healthy amount of protein daily- but straying away from legumes. Although they are an excellent source of protein, they aren’t very nice to my digestive problems (if you know what I mean). So, experimenting with tempeh it is! Remember this first experiment with tempeh?
This meal was simple, quick, and delicious! Here we go:
Step one: Steam the tempeh. Cut the tempeh into little cubes and place them into a bowl with a little bit of the bbq sauce diluted with water. Stir so each cube is coated with the bbq water (sounds tasty) and pop it into the microwave, covered, for five minutes so that it can steam. Be careful! It’ll be hot when it comes out of there- but it won’t be so tough to chew!
Step two: We fried the little tempeh cubes in a little EVOO to give it some color and tiny crunch before adding the bbq sauce. WHICH BY THE WAY is the sauce that Lisa sent me from Oklahoma last month in my foodie pen pal box. No stinkin’ joke, this sauce was better than the chocolate cookies she baked me (thank goodness we have enough for at least two meals). Because the pan was hot from the frying, it only took a few quick stirs to coat the tempeh with the sauce and have it thicken up.
Bam! You’re done. Seriously. In less than ten minutes you have bbq’d tempeh. We served ours on top of some basmati rice (which also cooks in about ten minutes), added some fresh scallions from the windowsill with a side of baked yams. A lot of carbs, I know, but if it satisfies my craving for you know what (rhymes with wrench ryes) without me driving over the bridge, then I am one happy gal. I can honestly say tempeh is becoming a staple in my fridge.
Im going to also add a new wine that I tried last month and instantly fell in love with.
[yellow tail] SWEET RED ROO!
This is how I choose my wine (if I don’t already know I like it): is it expensive? is it red? does anything on the label remind me of something in my life?
To answer those questions for this particular wine: nope! Yellow Tail fits into my budget (and it’s a BIG bottle), it is red, and Roo is my Uncle on my dad’s side (who came to have Easter with us this year).
So, was it good? Yes! I don’t like really sweet red wines and this was perfect. And because it’s a big bottle, if you let it sit overnight and drink again the next day (which happens people), then it gets even better according to my taste buds. According to the bottle, the flavors are of sweet red berries, vanilla and chocolate that you can enjoy with BBQ or a girls night in. I bet every bottle says you can enjoy it during a girls night in, c’mon. We just got lucky that this was sitting on the counter when we went to sit at the table, I mean floor. Yeah, I still don’t have a table…That’s as far as my review goes for wines. I am not technical but know what I like, and I like this Red Roo wine.