Playing catchup

December 3, 2009 at 12:32 am | Posted in cats, cooking | 2 Comments
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Haribol! Today I finally got all those pictures off my camera and onto my pc.

About a week and a half ago I ordered a cheesless pizza from work. Yum!

Later last week I made Terriyaki Yaki Soba with tofu and veggies.

The day before Thanksgiving I had a craving for a bacon cheeseburger so I made some vegan bacon from VWAV. And, here is a copy of the recipe.If you dont own this cookbook you need to buy it!

  • 3 Tbs. Bragg’s liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 8-ounce package tempeh
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbs. peanut oil or vegetable oil
  1. To make the marinade combine the soy sauce, cider, tomato paste and liquid smoke in a wide, shallow bowl or pan and mix with a fork until the tomato paste is fully dissolved.
  2. Cut the tempeh into thin strips (less than 1/4 inch thick) lengthwise. You should be able to get about 12 strips. Rub the strips with the crushed garlic, then toss the garlic cloves into the marinade. Submerge the tempeh strips in the marinade and let sit, for at least an hour and up to overnight. After marinating, discard the garlic.
  3. Heat the oil in an 11 or 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Add the tempeh strips and cook for 4 minutes on one side; the bottom should be nicely browned. Flip the strips over and pour the remainder of the marinade over them. If there isn’t much marinade left add a splash of water. Cover and let cook for 3 more minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed. Uncover and check for doneness; if necessary keep cooking uncovered until all sides are nicely browned. Remove from heat and serve. (I recommend doubling the marinade recipe.)
  4. bacon marinating


And here is the finished bacon cheese burger. Yum!

On Thanksgiving I made two apple pies and two pumpkin pies. I found the pumpkin pie recipe on Seriously, this is the best pumpkin pie recipe I have ever tasted. And its simple to make.  Here is a link to it:

The pumpkin pies were a big hit. We went to the temple for aarti and Thanksgiving lunch and everyone kept asking who made the pumpkin pie. I brought the other one for family Thanksgiving dinner. Last year a turkey flew onto the temple farm. He knew the safest place in the world to fly to. He is now the guest of honor at the temple Thanksgiving lunch. He likes to hang out at the farm with a peacock.

Caught stuffing my face.

Caught with my mouth full!

Till later stay warm!

The Lovecats.



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  1. Your vegan bacon looks delish!

  2. Yum, yum. My human says he might want to try some of that! And he’s normally a steak guy.

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