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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!