I am pretty skeptical when it comes to fake meats, there is a few I find tasty, but more often than not, I avoid them.
Tempeh is made from culture soy beans. I have had it a few times and my local health food store carries various flavors. I had been reluctant until this point to try the tempeh bacon, but curiosity got the better of me.
The tempeh is seasoned with various spices to give it a rich, smoky taste. I threw it on my indoor grill to bring out the flavors.
First, I added it to one of my epic veggie dogs. I spread veganaise on the buns, and topped with mustard, ketchup, diced onions & olives and finally, the tempeh bacon. This was an amazing combination!
I wanted to incorporate the leftover bacon into a pasta dish. I made a batch of my vegan alfredo sauce and topped it over some brown rice pasta. I also sauteed some mushrooms, spinach and diced bits of the tempeh bacon in olive oil. This was a great combination. There was a little bit of the smoky taste in each bite, which contrasted well with the creaminess of the sauce.
I will definitely be thinking of more ways to use tempeh bacon!