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      Cedar House Liquid Smoke


Cedar House
Liquid Smoke

Cedar House uses the highest quality hickory wood, a hint of mesquite, and slow fire the delicate blend with a secret process to create an ultra-premium liquid smoke. It is pure, it is natural, and it is quality you can taste immediately!

This liquid smoke is concentrated… so a little goes a long way!

No MSG, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

Ingredients: water, hickory smoke, mesquite smoke




OrganicVille Sky Valley Sriracha SauceSky Valley Sriracha Sauce
Sky Valley by Organicville’s Sriracha Sauce combines the highest quality cayenne peppers with red jalapenos and garlic.

NO ADDITIVES or PRESERVATIVES!!!!


This sweet, fresh tasting Sriracha sauce adds a flavorful heat to all your meals! And naturally, Sky Valley by Organicville’s Sriracha sauce is certified gluten free, vegan, and tastes great too! Enjoy!

I bought mine at Whole Foods in Portland, Oregon.   

Vegan Basics

How to Make Vegan Bacon... or
Tempting Tempeh Bacon Strips

Tempting Tempeh Bacon Strips

Tempting Tempeh “Bacon” Strips for a Vegan Sandwich

Thanks to Cedar House Liquid Smoke, I can recreate a smokey “bacon” strips to add to a vegan BLT or crumbled over a pasta dish or favorite salad. Tempeh is the perfect vehicle for absorbing all the flavorful goodness in whatever marinade it’s steamed in.

yield: 9 strips or 18 strips if halved

ingredients

  • 1 package tempeh of choice, slice in long thin slices
    (I use Trader Joe’s Organic 3 Grain Tempeh, 8 ounce package)
  • 1/8 cup organic maple syrup
    1 teaspoon Cedar House Liquid Smoke
    1/4 cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar
    3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 cup tamari
    1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 tablespoon organic extra virgin coconut oil, melted

  • optional HEAT
    1 teaspoon or more of Sky Valley Sriracha Sauce, or 1 teaspoon or more of canned chipotle peppers, or 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Tools

  • knife
    cutting board
    measuring cups & spoons
    large 12 inch shallow non-stick fry pan

Preparation

Slice the Tempeh

Slice the tempeh thin like a real slice of bacon. I slice the length or width of the tempeh block with the knife on angle to create a wider yet thin slice. Just be careful to make the slices thick enough to hold their shape during the marinade and cooking processes.
Slice the Tempeh with a Serrated Knife
Gently Slice the Tempeh with a SHARP Serrated Knife

Tempeh "Bacon Slices
Cut the Tempeh on the Diagonal to Create WIDER Slices

Thinly Sliced Temeph

Tempeh Strips Cut In Half for Sandwich Bread Size
Cut the Tempeh Strips in Half for Bread Size

The Marinade

Combine all ingredients listed in a large non-stick skillet.
Heat the marinade till the coconut oil melts, then add the tempeh strips.
Bring the contents of the pan to a simmer over low heat and cover with a lid.
The Smokey Hot Marinade
The Smokey Hot Marinade

Tempeh Strips in Marinade

The Sauté

Cook for about 5 minutes and then flip each tempeh bacon strip over and cover the pan for another 5 minutes.

This steaming process removes the bitterness and infuses the strips with the marinade spices.
The Tempeh Saute
After 5 minutes, remove the lid and over medium-high heat continue to cook on each side till the tempeh strips are a crispy caramelized brown and the marinade is completely evaporated.

The maple syrup in the marinade provides a nice caramelization to occur during the cooking process. And since sugars burn easily, you’ll want to keep a close eye on the tempeh strips.

Use and Storage of the Tempting Tempeh “Bacon” Strips

When finished, lay the cooked tempeh on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper keeping the slices in one layer and flat like strips of cooked bacon or just let them completely cool right in the skillet.

Once cooled, use the Tempting Tempeh “Bacon” Strips to create sandwiches or wraps, crumple atop fresh cooked pasta or over a fresh lettuce salad.
Store leftovers in a covered dish in the refrigerator for use later.

Presentation

It’s GOOD to have a container of Tempting Tempeh “Bacon” Strips in the refrigerator for those quick but gourmet vegan sandwiches or toppings for pastas and salads.

Tempting Tempeh Bacon Sandwich

Tempting Tempeh “Bacon” Sandwich

A Gourmet Vegan Brunch Sandwich is easy and quick when you have Tempting Tempeh “Bacon” ready in the refrigerator! I like to cook up two batches to have on hand for those “I don’t want to cook!” moments!

This is the sandwich I made with the Tempting Tempeh “Bacon”…

ingredients
your favorite bread: I used Alvarado Street Bakery Sprouted Barley
1/2 of an organic yellow heirloom tomato
2 handfuls fresh organic spinach
2 tablespoons Vegenaise
1/2 Haas avocado
6 slices Tempting Tempeh “Bacon Slices”
sea salt and black pepper to taste

Tempting Tempeh Bacon Strips
Tempting Tempeh Bacon Strips
Tempting Tempeh Bacon Sandwich with Yellow Heirloom Tomatoes, Avocado, and Fresh Spinach
Yellow Heirloom Tomatoes, Thinly Sliced

Avocado Slices
Ripe Haas Avocado, Thinly Sliced



 

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