Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tempeh Chicken Salad


While it wouldn't fool a carnivore, this delightful little sandwich is definitely some vegan comfort food! It has more of a "tuna" consistency but leans more towards tasting like a faux chicken salad.

It tastes delicious with just some Vegannaise and some onions and celery, but for the more daring, try adding raisins and walnuts.

1 whole package tempeh
1/4 c Vegannaise or other Vegan Mayonnaise
2 stalks celery
1 small onion
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp poultry spice

Slice tempeh in small pieces, about 1/4" wide. In a saucepan, boil about 8 cups of water. Once the water has been boiling for about 1 minute, add in tempeh stripes. You'll have to boil it for about 25 minutes or so, until the tempeh is swollen and soft - when it falls apart when touched, you're good to go.

Drain water and let tempeh cool.

In a mixing bowl, combine Vegannaise with diced celery and onions. Stir in seasonings and taste test. Add raisins, apple slices and walnuts if desired.

Break up tempeh in small chunks and stir into dressing. Chill for 1 hour to allow flavours to settle.

Scoop tempeh salad onto desired bread and serve with lettuce, onion and tomato.

Caloric Info
Servings 4
Total Fat: 13.6 grams
Sat Fat: 1.9 grams
Polyunsat. Fat 1.6 grams
Monosat. Fat: 1.3 grams
Cholesterol: 0 grams
Sodium: 101.8 mg
Potassium: 260.2 mg
Carbs: 7.3 grams
Dietary Fiber: 0.7 grams
Sugar: 0.0 grams
Protein: 8.1 grams

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