Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Raining On Sunday

It was a very rainy Sunday in Charlotte...




And I loved it.  I was totally in the mood for a cozy, stay inside kind of day.

I made myself a fried egg and some rye toast when I first got up.


Later in the morning I got into my jar of granola from Erin and ate some with milk poured over, cereal style.  Yum!


It was actually a productive rainy day for me.  I decided it was about time I cleaned my closet, and since the coldest days of winter appear to be over, that meant putting all my heavy sweaters/clothing away.  I decided to be really selective too and actually get rid of a bunch of stuff.

Later on I broke for lunch, which consisted of eggplant parm leftover from dinner with friends on Friday night, and a side of steamed broccoli.


After a brief lunch, I headed back up stairs and finished cleaning my closet.  Much better...
I actually have FOUR huge trash bags of clothing that I weeded out to donate!


Later in the day the rain started to clear and I was finally stir crazy enough to want to get out of the house and go to yoga.  I went to a nice hour long power class at OM.

I heard from Greg in the afternoon and he said he'd be home for dinnner!  Yay!  We weren't sure if he'd be home Sunday night or Monday morning, so I was happy to get an extra night with him.

I brain stormed dinner ideas and decided to make BBQ tempeh.




I used a cheese grater to shred my tempeh, then mixed it with about a cup of BBQ sauce and put it in the fridge to marinate.


Later, I sauteed some yellow/orange peppers with onion til soft, then mixed in my BBQ tempeh.  Very easy.


I served it on a bun, with a side of vegetarian baked beans and steamed broccoli.


Good stuff!  The BBQ tempeh was kind of like a sloppy joe.  It was kind of impossible to keep the filling in the bun!  Greg liked it a lot though.  I usually make tempeh Asian style, so this was a nice change up.

Do you like tempeh?  How do you usually cook it?


6 comments:

Jen said...

We just grilled tempeh that was marinated in teriyaki sauce for the first time on Sunday night. It was definitely my favorite way that I've prepared it yet.

I need to try it crumbled too. I can see where the texture of tempeh would work well crumbled.

Liz said...

I've been looking for new/better ways to cook tempeh. This look delicious, I never thought to shred it.

Erin @ The Grass Skirt said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed the granola! :) I have always been curious about tempeh, but I have never purchased it. I might have to try it soon.

YUMMommy said...

I have never had tempeh. I will have to find a good restaurant here in Charlotte that serves it and try it out before I attempt cooking it myself.

Molly said...

yum. It looks like a vegan sloppy joe!

Ashley J said...

I am so in the mood for a nice rainy day... but we're just getting snow in Colorado :) lucky! I have to say that I have no idea what tempeh is, so I don't cook it. That Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce is delicious though, and your eggs and toast sound perfect for a rainy day inside.

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