Tempeh. No Longer Forbidden.

I’ve got a craving! It’s Tempeh Pizza and it’s gotta be tonight!
I thought Tempeh would forever be a thing of my past. No one in my family can digest those soy proteins. Bad soy! Bad!
Yet, she becomes my mistress…
Oh Tempeh, how I’ve missed you so! Maybe I’ll just have a bite…or an entire sandwich then lie on the couch in agony.
But then….
Ok, duh! Why did I not think of this earlier? Like years ago?
Raw apple cider vinegar has those lovely lovely living enzymes. So now, once a month or so, we get Surata Tempeh:
soak it in vinegar, add some red wine, tamari and then it’s sauteed with Mama’s mix (a nutritional yeast based sauce).

In pictures, here’s what our oldest and I did for dinner:

2 egg whites.

 

Our family's pizza dough mix.

 

Do the Tempeh swirl!

 

Small sweet peppers.

 

Veggie Heaven Pizza or Foragers Delight Pizza.

 

Parsley to complete the experience.

 

Master Treetrunk on Safari...the man with the plan.

All pictures taken by Treetrunk (my Fox boy – the oldest).
Dinner inspired by my mostly gluten free family. Outside, the dandelions begging to be eaten and shiitakes, sweet bells, Tempeh and pesto in the fridge are calling my name.

Peace, <3, and Tempeh Pizza!

Post Pizza Script:
The Dough!
This can easily be adjusted to be Vegan so make your adjustments accordingly.
::Makes one thick 12″ crust or one thin 16″crust::
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together:
1 C Barley or Quinoa flour
1/2 C Tapioca flour
3 T of Nutritional Yeast (or Powdered Milk, if you dig it)
2 1/2 t of Bread Yeast
1/2 t of Salt
1 T of a Granulated Sweetener
**Preheat oven to 400F**
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together:
2 medium Egg Whites
Once you get the foam going add:
1 1/2 T Oil (we like Olive Oil the best for this but try other things if you like)
1/2 t White Vinegar
3/4 C Tepid Water
Mix together dry and wet ingredients with a wooden spoon or hard spatula. Pour out dough onto a greased pan. Let the dough sit on the pan for 10 min. to rise a bit.
Pop in oven for 5-10 min. until slightly browning (you don’t want it too cook too long because you need to add the toppings and cook it again).

We use pre-cooked toppings (for the most part) so that the crust doesn’t burn while we are waiting for the toppings to cook on the pizza. If you want to add fresh ingredients make sure to slice and chop thinly.

Turn oven down to 375F. Pull dough out of oven and add your toppings. Pop back in the oven for another 10-20 min. Check the pizza every 10 min.

Let cool and serve to bouncing kids and delighted partners.

Cheers!