Smoky Marinated Flaxseed Tempeh.

Smoky Marinated Flaxseed Tempeh.
Smoky Marinated Flaxseed Tempeh| Knead to Cook.

Happy 2nd Monday of the week. Ha!  I always feel that way when we have Monday off… Tuesday by default becomes the Monday of the week.  Fighting to get everyone (ummm I mean my youngest) out of bed.  School. The bus.  Practice.  Are you with me?

Well I started marinating this tempeh on Sunday.  Baked it on Monday and added it to mixed greens for a nice dinner.  I try to steam and marinade several blocks of tempeh on the weekend so that I just need to cook it during the week and use it for tacos, a sandwich, paired with quinoa or for a bowl.  Tempeh, when cooked properly, is very flavorful and packed with vegan protein. I’m not a tofu or seitan fan so I’m pretty much relegated to tempeh but I don’t mind.  It is a favorite of mine.
Ingredients:

1 block of tempeh (I used flaxseed tempeh)
3 tablespoons of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
1 teaspoon of red miso paste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Fresh cracked pepper

Directions:

First, you need to steam your block of tempeh.  I first begin by slicing it into about 8 slices.  You can slice it or cube it.. whatever you prefer.  In a saucepan, I insert a steamer basket and once the water is boiling, add the tempeh.  Cover it and steam for 12 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.  While that is steaming, I whisk all of my ingredients in a bowl or tupperware and then add the cooled tempeh.  Cover and shake gently to coat. Refrigerate for 12-36 hours.  You can pan fry in a bit of olive oil or bake in the oven at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes.  Flip then bake again for another 15 minutes.  You can serve it in a bowl with rice or noodles and other veggies.  Over mixed field greens.  Paired up with quinoa.  It’s very versatile. You can even crumble it and use it in tacos.

fitness_update

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Today was a gym day.  I planned on doing a progressive run meaning that with each mile post warm-up you go faster.  So today looked like this:

Mile 1:  8:17
Mile 2:  8:02
Mile 3: 7:53
Mile 4:  7:52
Mile 5 cool down: 8:06

Then weights and a lot of stretching, as seen above.

Totals:
Sunday: 14 miles
Monday: rest day
Tuesday: 5 miles/weights/balance/core

That’s it from here.  Back to work.  It’s been a very exciting and tearful morning.  Happy tears because of amazing people in my life.  You know who you are! oxo

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— Knead to Cook

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