Maple Hickory Tempeh & Quick Tofu Scramble

In Health, Recipes on April 8, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Since I have been conscious of the amount of processed mock meats/vegan proteins I have been consuming and my recent digestion issues with wheat, I have been working hard at finding quick, easy and delicious protein options that aren’t as heavily processed and wheat/gluten-free. That usually leaves me with the choice of beans, tofu, and tempeh. Normally I would cut slabs of tofu and marinate several hours or overnight then bake them for half an hour, however I have found myself increasingly reluctant to spend so much time on my tofu. And with tempeh, I would just throw it in a pan of oil and them cover with BBQ sauce, which wasn’t all that inspiring. These past few weeks I have come across two recipes for tempeh and tofu that are now a mainstay staple of my everyday eating, and are quite exciting, if I do say so myself.

They are: Maple Hickory Tempeh and a Quick Tofu Scramble (it tastes way better than the name I came up with, I promise!). The Maple Hickory Tempeh could be more of a bacon substitute, as it has that flavour profile, but it is just so darn yummy that any thought of bacon is quickly erased by the sweet maple and smoky hickory speaking for itself. The Quick Tofu Scramble is so incredibly easy that I couldn’t believe how delicious it tastes. It is suitable for breakfast, in a wrap with veggies, however I use it for all meals in the day since I just was to get some protein on my plate, and fast!

AppleRunner Update: Back to School!

In Uncategorized on March 19, 2014 at 11:21 am

Once again this blog, or more specifically, myself (Moon Appleby), will be undergoing another major change. My absence from regular blogging was due mostly because of attending university, juggling two jobs and managing a long distance relationship. However at the end of last year I made a huge decision regarding my future, one that will change the nature of this blog drastically: I decided to leave my English program at the university and focus on becoming a holistic nutritionist. 

Homemade Veggie Pasta

In Health, Recipes on April 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm

In my quest to lose weight there was one particular food that was a challenge for me to stay away from, and that my friends, was pasta. I was never much of a meat-eater, or a veggie-lover growing up, but I was most definitely a pasta-holic. I could eat them plain, and in large quantities and mixing pasta with cheese (Kraft Dinner anyone?) was a deadly combination for me. I was simply addicted to this starchy food, and it was a challenge to keep me away from pasta so I could shed some pounds. Then I heard about veggie pasta, a guilt-free way to enjoy a bowl of “pasta” and sauce without feeling bloated afterwards.


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