Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tempeh Rapture! It's Hot!


Sometimes a girl just needs a good sandwich filling. Am I right?

There's just something about knowing it's sitting there in the refrigerator that makes a woman feel secure, happy, and just little bit giddy about life in general.

Betty goes back to on work on Monday and you can bet I'll have a big ol' vat of sandwich filling whipped up and tucked in the refrigerator on Sunday night.

I made this one with tempeh which is made from cultured soybeans.

OH! OH! Did I just sense some resistance out there? Did I hear the snapping shut of the lotus blossoms of acceptance and love? Oh no, my beloveds, let us be receptive to new ideas. Open up your lotus blossoms.


I bought this cake o' tempeh at Trader Joe's.
Its ingredients include cultured organic soybeans, water, organic brown rice, and organic millet.
It tastes nutty.
Yummy.
It's high in fiber and iron.
It comes in different flavors.

Here's the blueprint for the sandwich filling I made.
(I made it vegan so Sonny Boy could have some.)

One block of tempeh, cut into little squares.
Sunflower seeds
Red peppers
Garlic powder
Lemon Juice
Tiny chunks of cheese (I used vegan cheese.)
Blob o' Veganaise (You can use mayo.)

That's it! You can adjust the amounts to suit whatever your groove thing demands.

You can serve it cold or make a panini out of it.
I even eat it on crackers as a mid-afternoon snack.
It keeps Betty young, healthy, and interesting.

Hope you enjoy!

51 comments:

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

My lotus flower is resistant...

slommler said...

Actually sounds good...I will have to try it!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Ann said...

I've never heard of that. I'm always willing to try new things at least once though.

Brian said...

I'll bet it smells really good!

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Mom's going to be gone next week for 10 days. You know I can't cook nothing, so you'd better know you just did this girl a huge favor. I like you!!!

Susan Fields said...

I think my lotus flower is resistant, too - but it certainly sounds healthy. Got any chocolate to go with that?

Jennifer Shirk said...

I would love to try something like that. I don't have a Trader Joes near me but maybe I can look for cake o' tempeh at my health food store.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh BB the first picture is gorgeous!!! I was ready to dip my spoon in then our nose almost turned up when we read the main ingredient....then we read on and oh my stars....we have seen the light and could possibly walk on the wild side to try it ourselves. The finished product is beautiful....when you get tired of your day job you could open a sandwich shop....we're just sayin'
Madi and Mom

Daisy said...

Hmm...I had my taste buds all set to chicken salad so you threw me for a loop. :D

I'd be bold enough to try it though.

patti said...

I am DEFINITELY IN, Betty! You know the woman with the Buy Organic sticker on her car will try this...

Having Kombucha withdrawal, perhaps this will soothe my belly...
P

Joe Cap said...

Well, I am definately a meat eater, but if it tastes good, I am there.

The panini-style sandwich pic you posted does look yummy, though!

Carol said...

You are right, I flinched when I read this was a good for you product. Well, good for the mind. Myself, I like a big old brownie. But have to say yours looked good.

Old Kitty said...

Tempeh. Now I need to find some Tempeh!

I want tempeh! Where can I get some tempeh?

google will tell me!

Thanks for this yummy sarnie filling! Yum yum yum! Take care!
x

Flartus said...

Hmmm...this reminds me; I want to get run over and get some bread from our local fabulous bakery. How can I make a fabulous sammidge without fabulous bread, right?

Enjoy your last week of vacation! Hope the re-entry is smooth and filled with good energy (speaking of fillings...).

Shrinky said...

Looks good to me! My sis' and her family are vegan, I may have to forward your recipe over to her, too (smile)..

Georgina Dollface said...

If the spice is right then I'd go for it. It's all about what you add to it that makes it taste so good. BTW, I wish I could be so organized on Sunday night, with my work lunches all planned our for the week. Maybe that will be my September "new year's" goal. Even though I am not in school anymore, I always feel like September is the real new year, not December 31st. -G

Pearl said...

Bossy, you silly woman, you're killing me over here! :-) Love your style, and agree wholeheartedly re: how lovely it is knowing that a proper sandwich filling is just sitting in the fridge, waiting for me...

And this one, btw? Looks lovely; and yes, you may make me a sandwich.

:-)

Pearl

Mamma has spoken said...

sigh, I start back to work on Monday too. But like some of the others, I need my meat. Maybe I could make this and add some chicken, regular mayo, regular cheese, and forget the tempeh....

The Empress said...

I LOve having good sandwich filling around. I thought I was the only one. I'll try this one. I am partial to cold chicken salad, though. In a scooped out tomato...what could be better???

Debbie said...

I'm a vegetarian so that sounds delish to me!

Jingle said...

I do love hot stuff at times.
these look yummy.

Baby Sister said...

That sandwich looks divine!!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

Yes, I clamped my mouth shut when I read the soybean part, but I do love all the other ingredients, (save the Blob O' Veganaise), so I might could give it a try. I have no idea if there's a trader joe's around here, come to think of it.

Sarah said...

That sounds so good. I have to try it sometimes. And it's good for my health too!

Leanne said...

Well you are a regular Betty "Crocker"!!! Love this recipe Mrs B - I may actually have to try it!!! My hubby would appreciate the soy stuff . . . he's into that! ;)

JennyMac said...

I would like to order one to go! YUM! Trader Joe's? Must check it out stat.

Susie @ A Slice of My Life said...

Sounds yummy! I'll have to make some, plop it on Dave's Killer Bread (have you tried that? It't the best in the WORLD!) with some tomato and bean sprouts!

btw...judging from this recipe, you cook exactly I do...blogs and chunks!

Writing Without Periods! said...

Never heard of this. However it sounds so good. Thanks.
Mary

Liz said...

ok, so i actually love soy beans, but this?? no thanks! anything that looks like chunks of vomit is not something i want to eat.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've eaten soy products before and would try this!

Bella said...

You crack me up: "the snapping shut of the lotus blossoms of acceptance..." - too funny. Actually, I think that looks and sounds pretty good. And yes, there is something incredibly satisfying knowing you've got something good for lunch all tucked away.

Pat said...

Hmmm, I'd probably try this - if it were the last thing in the fridge!

Aging Mommy said...

First it was cabbage and now this. Have to say no again :-)

Sonora said...

Alright, I admit, you almost lost me at the soybeans part, but by the end I was convinced. It actually sounds quite good. You are right, there is something to knowing it is there, already fixed and ready to eat!

Nat said...

Interesting...but sounds way too healthy! :-)

Nicole said...

Interesting.. I was wondering how to cook that stuff! Thanks for sharing your new obsession!

Tracy said...

Who could resist something called "Blob o' Veganaise"?

Rebecca said...

Yummy!!! Thank you!!! I love new tempeh ideas. :)

DrSoosie said...

Looks good Betty and diabetic friendly too!

Michelle Faith said...

I do enjoy some tempeh, the sandwich idea looks great. Yummmm.

Marlene said...

I must say - it actually looks pretty darned tasty! (Sounds gross, though...LOL.)

Lin said...

I never had that stuff. What is it??

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Only our Betty could make a vegan sandwich look so scrumptious.
xoRobyn

Velvet Over Steel said...

That sounds so good! My culinary son and I are going to have to make that this weekend! Thanks for sharing!! :-)

Hugs,
Coreen

faye said...

I drive past a TEMPEH SHOP almost
every day on my way to work..
they supply the local markets
with fresh tempeh.. a co-worker loves the stuff, but I have never
tried it... the hot donuts are just
a block further on my drive.!!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Got to plead ignorance here--never heard of tempeh, and usually if I've never heard of it, I'm a wee bit skeptical. I'll keep it in mind though. Thanks for educating me.

Debi

citymouse said...

I have to admit I was slightly confused when I saw your title. I know it said TEMPEH but I was thinking TEMPURA. When I saw your photo, I was like ???? (It's late here. I should be sleeping.)

Your concoction sounds good. I am always looking for ways to increase fiber intake and reduce meat consumption. I think I am going to give it a whirl.

jamie-lee said...

I ate vegan for a while but couldn't find any tempeh to try cook! this sounds interesting x

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Shan said...

I'll just be taking your word on this one. The only other time I've heard of this stuff was on some cooking competition. None of the other competitors could believe the woman dared to use something so nasty. And they must have been right; she was out that same night.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

we can purchase fresh tempeh from the wet market. Only occasionally we eat them and I like them in the salads. not

lifeshighway said...

Hmm, looks a bit like wet pet food. I am not sure about my lotus blossom but my mouth feels resistant.

My husband would love it.