This bacon ain’t fakin’ (Actually it is)…
How was that for a title, Frugal Feeding? ha.
(((I made sure today’s title was particularly horrendous for my British blogging friend
who loves my witty titles)))
One of my favorite things about my childhood
happened to be a certain day of the week:
My family and I would wake up, leave our pajamas on,
and pray to the Almighty bready breakfast food gods.
Depending on my mother’s mood,
we either sang our praises to pancakes or waffles drenched in syrup,
but always to bacon! Bacon was always present.
So in honor of this week of de-glutenizing and veganizing
my favorite childhood foods,
and because bacon really has a soft spot in my heart,
I thought I would give it a shot:
I’ve been hearing all about Tempeh on the blogging world,
something that I never knew about 2 months ago.
So when I saw bacon tempeh in the store, I was super excited to try it
until I realized that wheat was in the ingredients.
So I stood in the store, studying the list
so I could go home and attempt to recreate it with the original tempeh.
Thinly slice tempeh.
Prepare the Marinade:
- 1/4 c. soy sauce (gluten free!)
- 1/3 c. maple syrup
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
Place into a shallow dish.
Place tempeh slices into the dish so it can absorb the marinade.
Allow to set for at least 20 minutes. You can even allow it to set overnight.
Heat up a frying pan with some oil on medium heat. Place slices in pan and allow to crisp/brown for 2-3 minutes per side. Set on a paper towel-lined plate to cool.
And what better way to eat some tempeh bacon
than in a classic B.L.T.A. Sandwich?!
Movita, you inspired this writing style on the photo.
Oh yeah, you better believe that I did the robot the moment I made this.
Come to think about it, nothing has possessed me to do the robot yet…
It’s a robot-worthy sandwich, filled with:
Heaven. I have missed sandwiches!
What’s that you ask?
What, those two incredibly sexy slices that are making the sandwich?
I guess it’s safe to say that YES this bread IS free of gluten, eggs, and dairy!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, this is for those of us who are GF/Vegan.
I give to you–bread porn:
Can you hear that horrible 70’s music rolling?
You can find the awesome recipe for this bread here.
Do you need a moment alone?
Here’s a napkin to wipe the drool off…
AND DON’T FORGET!