Bird Vs. Bean

by HEAB on October 27, 2009

Last week, I was on a chicken kick and made Michelle’s Mediterranean Chicken Salad from her guest post over at Smoothie Girl.

In HEAB style I ate little protein with a LOT of steamed veggies.
I followed Michelle’s exact recipe but added a little fresh basil. Delicious, and I decided to make the recipe again yesterday since I had leftovers of all the ingredients. However, I was all out of chicken. So, instead, I doused a block of tempeh with Braggs, roasted it in the oven for about 15 minutes, and chopped it up in the food processor for a batch of mock chicken salad.
Tempeh “chicken” salad with steamed veggies and roasted kabocha.
Guess which one I liked better? Well, I have to admit I liked the tempeh version. I know there are many of you out there who are not tempeh fans, but I just love its nutty texture. So much better than tofu in my opinion, and it’s one of the few soy products that does not bother my belly. Plus, it’s a fermented food which I love.
How about you? Tempeh lover or hater?
Please forgive any technical difficulties. Not only am I working on a new blog design, but I’m also trying out a new blog publisher. Any Ecto users out there? Anyway, there have been several I’m going to throw my computer out the window moments this morning…but that may have been caused by the smoke alarm that WON’T STOP BEEPING, even after removing the battery. AHHHH!!!
Much love to you all. :)