While moseying around Whole Foods (I could seriously spend days in there and not get bored) I came across the “faux meat” aisle. I decided I should try some of this stuff my fellow veggies have been talking about so I picked up a package of seitan, silken tofu and tempeh. Tempeh is made of fermented soybeans and is most commonly used as a meat replacement by vegans and vegetarians. The texture is a bit grainy and difficult to get used to but I love how filling it is. It is high in protein and low in calories and fat so it makes a great substitute for meat. Since I bought it last week I have been having trouble thinking of ways to use it. I came home from work last night absolutely famished and had no patience to cook a lavish meal, so I figured I would try making a pizza using a flat out wrap, pizza sauce, veggies, and my tempeh! During my WH trip, I also picked up some dairy-free cheese that I was looking forward to trying, so this seemed like the perfect recipe for it. I was shocked by how much it tasted like real cheese! Although, since I have dropped dairy, I really haven’t missed the taste of cheese that much. But I must say, just knowing there is a product out there that I can use if the urge for something like nachos ever rears it’s ugly head, is very comforting. Oooo nachos….I didn’t think about that until just now….hmmm
- Flat out wrap
- Your choice of pizza or pasta sauce
- Daiya cheese
- Veggies – I used spinach, oven-roasted tomatoes, peppers, onion and fresh basil from my window box!
Spread sauce on wrap. Pile on veggies. Add cheese and bake in the oven at 375 degrees for about 10-15 minutes or until ready. Easy as pie!
I’m hoping the weather is nice this weekend so Corey and I can go for that bike ride and picnic we’ve been talking about doing for ages! I also want to hit up the dog beach. Apparently there is an amazing dog beach on lake Michigan that I’m sure Lola and Mr. Big would love! Have a great weekend everyone!
I know I asked yesterday, but if anyone has suggestions of recipes they would like to see here on DAN, I would love to hear them!