Tempeh Taco Salad

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I know, I know…

It’s been a hella long time since I posted anything vegan on here. Laziness is really the excuse.

Now that’s out of the way, lol, let me talk to you about a recipe I just found – tempeh tacos.

I noticed a lot of vegan recipes use a lot of the same ingredients – tofu, tempeh, and jackfruit – in various forms. While it might be exciting at first, after a while, you’re wondering if you’re going to have the same ol’, same ol.

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Oh Tempeh!

Enter a tempeh taco salad.

Tbh, this originally was supposed to be tempeh tacos but somewhere along the line either I said eff it or I was about to do tacos but kept snacking on the tempeh mixture. #fatgirlproblems

I created my own homemade guacamole using just avocados, tomatoes, lime, ┬ásalt, and pepper. Yeah, that’s it. Sometimes you just need the basics without the B.S.

I followed this recipe for the tempeh mixture. It’s real simple to make. Buyer beware: the recipe does call for soy sauce so if you have a soy allergy, you might want to either skip this or look for an alternative.

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This is not a pretty picture but this came out so darn good!

Most of all, this recipe was a big hit with the hubby. We’re both not vegans, but we love to eat a lot of plant-based food and go meatless several times a week. He really found this to be delicious. Bear didn’t care for it, but he’s also a rather picky five year old so I have to figure out another alternative for him when we do meatless dishes.

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What are your favorite tempeh recipes?

 

 

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Vegan Wednesday: Vegetable Soup!

Okay, so for some of you vegans out there, you’ve probably had vegetable soup. In fact, I can imagine you’ve probably had a ton of them. But this is new to me (for clarification, I’m not vegan but once a week, I go completely meat-free. I’m also working on going completely dairy-free once a week.)

I’m battling a cold and I learned the last time we had illness in the family, the best remedy was to go completely vegan and vegetarian and eliminate as much dairy as possible. Since I bought a ton of veggies the other day, what better way to battle my illness was go completely meat-free.

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Even though I followed this recipe, I was quite simple. The goal for me was to make it as colorful as possible. My only regret was I didn’t have anything purple so I might need to pick up purple cauliflower or asparagus next time. I used mushrooms, carrots, spinach, tomatoes, and yellow bell pepper.

Results:

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I should’ve used a bit more spice; ti was actually way too tame for my taste in comparison to the chicken soup which my husband absolutely loved.

I have to say making homemade vegetable soup was very easy and I wondered why I just brought soup at the store instead of making it at home. I mean this was cheap and easy! Incredible!

How do you make homemade vegetable soup?