Tempeh? Meh.

4 Feb

 

Oi, Happy Thursday! Today went by so slowly and  I felt apprehensive about my day yesterday but tried not to let it bother me today since I really can’t change anything. There was tention in the air and I tried not to let it affect me.

I had oatmeal, strawberry and flax for breakfast

 

The snacks- a banana and Blue Diamond 100 Calorie pack Almonds

I didn’t even have the appetite for lunch but I met with a girl friend of mine for an afternoon pick me up at Caribou Coffee. It was nice to get out of the office for a little break. Apparently everyone else had this idea since Caribou was packed! What do these people do and how do I get their job?  Since I had two cups of coffee at home and a Venti House Coffee from Starbucks when I got to work, I decided  I shouldn’t have any more caffeine for the day. I decided on a Hot Apple Blast  only small with no whip or caramel on top for a nice 220 calories. Not too shabby for a delicious drink!

For dinner, I tried  Maple Grilled Tempeh from 101 Cookbooks  (well my take on it at least) with a side of butternut squash.  I did not have the rice vinegar it called for so I substituted balsamic vinegar instead.

The tempeh martinating (recipe called for a long marinate session but I didn’t have so I let it martinate for 30 mins.

I had some Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Tortilla Chips and Tabasco while this was cooking

 The final product

 The butternut squash (brushed evoo,pepper and all purpose seasoning -salt free- by McCormick) and baked at 375 degrees for 35 minutes


The tempeh

 

The verdict: Meh.

From UrbanDictionary.com Meh:

1. Meh  
 
Indifference; to be used when one simply does not care

I think it would have been better if I let it marinate overnight but I was also a little turned off by the texture. I think it would be interesting to try in a spicy marinade in a wrap or sandwich. The maple marinade was great thougj!

Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day –remember to wear your red!

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2 Responses to “Tempeh? Meh.”

  1. Naomi (onefitfoodie) February 5, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    I am MEH about tempeh as well…I tried to like it but the taste just doesnt mesh well with me even with lots of sauce tooo bad! but there are TONS of other foods that I adore so its A-OK!!!

    the b-nut squash looks fabulossoooo

  2. Piper @ The Crazy Apron February 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    Well at least it looks good! I’ve never tried tempeh, but I’m curious about it. I will however go for that apple sugar blast and strawberry breakfast thing!!

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