Monday, July 13, 2009

Tempeh Fajitas
Instead of using seitan, I had tempeh in the fridge.

1 medium onion cut into strips
1 green pepper cut into strips
1 red pepper cut into strips
1 package of tempeh (8 oz)
1 teaspon cumin
1/2 - 1 tablespoon chili powder (to taste)
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
whole grain tortillas

Saute onion and peppers in a bit of oil until tender. In another pan, saute the tempeh in a bit of oil until lightly brown. Add the tempeh to the onions and peppers. Add a bit of water to the cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning, so it's a watery paste. (I used about a half cup of water)

Continue to cook for about 5 more minutes, or until the vegetables are as soft as you like them.

You can top it with whatever. I topped mine with some vegan sour cream, and my boyfriend put lettuce, hot peppers, etc.

This makes about 4 big fajitas.
Each fajitas has:

2 servings of grains - each whole grain tortilla counts as 2
1 serving of vegetables - a half of a pepper is 1 serving
1 meat substitute - I had a hard time with this, is tempeh a grain or a meat? It's known as the "wheat" meat. However, it's main ingredients is soybeans, although it has a lot of grains in it.

With the corn, that was another vegetable per half cup.
Overall a pretty balanced meal, 2 grains, 2 vegetables, 1 meat.

Toppings can add to it too, for example soy sour cream could count as a dairy substitute.


At July 14, 2009 at 2:50 AM , OpenID araeil said...

I've never had soy sour cream. Does it taste like the real thing?

At July 14, 2009 at 10:50 AM , Blogger lorianne said...

Somewhat! Haha, it's not exact, but when you use it on tacos or something, you can't really notice a difference. Its made by Tofutti.


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