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Tempeh in a maple glaze and Sweet potato french fries

Tempeh is such a great material for further use – on its own it doesn´t have a pleasant flavour at all, and it frankly even cannot be eaten as is, just steamed or baked, but it is great material for further additions of flavour. Try this one…

First cut plain tempeh into cubes and deep-fry them in quality oil until they are light golden and slightly crispy. Drain the pieces on a paper towel. Then place in a saucepan with 2 TBSP of shoyu soy sauce, 2 TBSP of apple cider vinegar, 1 TBSP of maple syrup (you could use brown rice syrup or barley malt instead, but the maple syrup gives an extra lovely taste), a small pinch of chilli powder and enough water to barely cover. Simmer on a low flame with a lid until the water evaporates and the coating gets a bit sticky, don´t let it burn though!

As a little side I also deep-fried sweet potato cut up into “french fries”. It replicated the real thing pretty closely, especially when I added a gentle sprinkling of sea salt. Normally I never serve two deep-fried food items at one meal, but this is still a post from our Christmas holiday cooking! 😀

I also had some steamed cabbage to balance the richness a bit, and brown rice with nori flakes.

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Festive birthday meal

A month ago we celebrated my boyfriend´s birthday, of course, also by having a special macro dinner! 🙂 So here goes another boyfriend approved menu…

For grain we had rice with sweet rice mixture, sprinkled with shiso powder.

I made deep-fried “chips” from very thinly sliced parsnip, fried until golden and crispy, which I used to garnish the rice. To digest the chips better, I grated some raw daikon and stirred in a bit of lemon juice and chopped spring onions.

The vegetable dish was leek, cabbage and Chinese cabbage, quick-sauteed on a small amount of water with a pinch of salt.

The main course (from a man´s perspective anyway :-D) was seitan tempura made by marinating chunks of seitan overnight in paprika powder, cumin, oregano, one tablespoon of shoyu and one tablespoon of mirin (cooking wine made from rice), then rolling them lightly in some wholewheat flour and deep-frying shortly so that the seitan doesn´t turn too dark. We dipped the tempura in natural sugarfree mustard, yummyyyy!

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