A Lotus Grows in Brooklyn

Blackened Tempeh and Sweet/Hot Sweet Potatoes
April 5, 2010, 12:05 pm
Filed under: Vegan, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , ,

A recipe from a dear friend, which I had the pleasure of enjoying last night.

Blackened Tempeh

1 package tempeh
Oodles of spices from your cupboard (see below)
Vegetable oil spray

We used Garden Veggie Tempeh from Lightlife. (The cook says this kind wasn’t as good as the Three Grain Tempeh variety, which he used for a similar recipe last time.) Tempeh, by the way, is chock full of protein and other good stuff!

Spray a skillet and the tempeh patty with the veggie oil spray. On one side of the tempeh: sprinkle plenty of paprika, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, and original blend Mrs. Dash. On the other side: sprinkle black pepper, garlic powder, a dash or two of salt and just a little cayenne pepper and paprika. Heat on high at first to blacken it, then turn the burner down to cook it through.

You can use this as a main dish on its own or you can do what we did, which is slice it and put it in a whole-wheat pita with Nayonaise and cabbage or other condiments and froofy veggies of your choosing.

Sweet/Hot Sweet Potatoes

1 lb sweet potatoes or yams
“Butter” spray
¼ cup orange juice
Vegan sugar (dash)
Parsley (1/2 tablespoon)
Cayenne or white pepper, to taste

Chop the sweet potato into cubes, boil for 9 minutes or until tender in a large pot. Drain. Move to skillet and spray with “butter” spray. Sprinkle with sugar, parsley, and pepper, then mix in just enough orange juice to cover the bottom of the pan. Keep stirring until the juice is soaked up.


3 Comments so far
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That’s an awesome recipe. Especially the sweet potatoes. Who came up with that?!



*that’s a joke…you know, the misspelling of…hello?

Comment by Cockroach!

Mmmmmm… I’m going to have to try this.

Comment by Mare

Sounds yummy. Here’s a similar recipe for tangy sweet potatoes. I usual cook the sp for few more minute after I add the lime syrup.

Comment by Maude

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