Braised Tempeh in a Lemon, Thyme and Caper Sauce
I received a review copy of Dreena Burton’s newest cookbook Let Them Eat Vegan a few weeks ago. Upon my first quick “flip through” of the book I knew that this was going to be a great cookbook. When I did my official look through of the book, when the kids were in bed, I immediately started bookmarking recipes. A LOT OF RECIPES! It got so bad, in a good way, that I didn’t even know where to start and what to make first. I finally settled on the recipe for Braised Tempeh in a Lemon, Thyme and Caper Sauce. I love love love the combo of lemon, thyme and capers and I wanted to include more Tempeh in our diets for variety so this became the obvious choice to start with. First thing…this recipe alone is worth the price of this book. It was so easy to make. Its a great way to have a fancy type dinner in the middle or your busy work week. I was able to make this while my 10 month old was getting into all sorts of trouble in the kitchen cabinets, then I was able to spend some time at the park with my husband and daughter and then we came home and had this delicious meal! Restaurant style food at home. Its wonderful! I served it with some white rice and sauteed spinach. Three of us loved the recipe: myself, my husband and 10 month old Miles. One of us did not: my daughter Reno..but that was to be expected. Tempeh is something she’s has never eaten before so I cooked her up some Gardein Crispy Tenders and she ate the rice and spinach that accompanied our meal.
Three’s Company Pie
Dessert! This must be one of the easiest pies’s I’ve ever made. It reminded me of my favorite Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Smoothie that I make Reno and I for breakfast sometimes..minus the spinach we add to the drink. Much like my smoothie recipe you blend peanut butter, banana’s, cocoa powder with melted chocolate chips and a few other ingredients, pour it into a pie shell and then bake it. Topped off with slice banana, peanuts and some cocoa powder. Its amazing. I wish I had taken a picture of what the inside of the pie looked like. It was beautiful. Really. I brought the pie over to my Mother in laws for Sunday dessert and it was a hit. I will definitely be making this again.
So I’m basically in love with this book. In my opinion it is Dreena’s best book yet and I can’t wait to cook from it again. I have a lot of recipes that I want to try from it!