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more tempeh

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Over the weekend, I made another 1.5 lb batch of homemade tempeh. It’s definitely getting easier as I continue to hone my technique. But, no less messy! I find it so exciting to be the catalyst for the growth of this delicious mold. :)

Here it is divided into four slabs, three of which are in freezer bags for future consumption.

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And that one left out? Well, some of it went into the fridge. The rest found its way to the griddle. Mmmm… tempeh.

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excuse the plates

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Please ignore the well-worn, perpetually-stained (from before my water system was installed), knife-slashed plates in these photos. Now that the world gets to see my fine china (ha!), it’s time to go buy something more presentable.

the verdict

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Our Mother’s Day meal was a smashing success! Originally, Mom had planned on making a “side dish” of h*m for my stepdad, but to my surprise and delight, when I got there, I learned he wanted to eat what I had made. The dessert had been conceived with him in mind, seeing as he is a fellow peanut butter fiend, but the main meal? I had concerns. LOL.

Mom chopped veggies (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions) for a side salad. We each wrapped some of the bean/mushroom/pepper/squash mixture into our warmed corn tortillas with a little of the salad fixings for texture and temperature contrast. Delicious! The rest we just scooped onto our plates beside more salad. Everyone enjoyed their meal and filled up.

Despite having seconds though, we left room for dessert! Mom had never had peanut butter pie, so she had nothing to which to compare it. However, my step-father has had it in diners across the country while trucking, made with either cream cheese, or eggs and whole cream. Even after knowing the secret to this pie was TOFU (shhhh…), he said it stacked up well to the typically fat-laden kind. :)

We split the remaining pie, which we all agreed we could have easily continued eating. Here is the last piece just before I devoured it today:

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

And for Mother’s Day dessert we have a peanut butter pie with a chocolate granola crust. Mmmm…

I made the “shell” (really more of a bottom as I didn’t come up the sides with it) by melting semisweet chocolate chips and stirring in granola then pressing into the bottom of a 9″ pie pan. I let this cool in the fridge for a couple hours before proceeding.

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Get the recipe in Vegan Done Light.


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