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Friday, March 5, 2010

smoky maple tempeh

 here is what i call smoky maple bacon and is quite easy to make!

First you will need to marinade the tempeh.
Actually, first you will need some freshly made tempeh, as the packaged kind is not very good. learn to make your own, it is fun and easy. Or, if possible and there is one, support your local tempeh maker.

1 pound tempeh, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup shoyu
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp umeboshi vinegar
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp half sharp paprika
1/2 tsp sweet paprika
1/2 tsp smoked salt

let marinade for 2 hours.
Pan fry in olive oil till browned
at the end of frying, pour a small amount of marinade in the pan and it will make the tempeh browner and crispier.

 Note: Of course, you can use the packaged stuff but why settle for an inferior mass produced, pasteurized product when you can go local and fresh? If you insist on packaged food, go for Turtle Island Tempeh. By all means, avoid Soy Deli and Wildwood as those are truly awful.


  1. Whoa! That sounds amazing! I think I am making this for the vegan brunch dinner potluck that I am going to this weekend!

  2. P.S. -> Where do you get your spices from?

  3. most of my spices come from High quality, low prices

  4. Cool - thanks for the link.