Vegan General Tso’s Tempeh

This healthier, vegan General Tso’s Tempeh features chunks of crispy fried tempeh, all drenched in that deliciously sweet, tangy and slightly spicy sauce we all love so much.

This healthier, vegan General Tso's Tempeh features chunks of crispy fried tempeh, all drenched in that deliciously sweet, tangy and slightly spicy sauce we all love so much.

Man, do I ever love me a good General Tso’s… Anything! I mean typically, General Tso’s is supposed to be made with chicken, right? But honestly, I think that the sweet and sticky and tangy and slightly spicy sauce that makes the dish what it is goes well with just about everything: tempeh, cauliflower, mushrooms, tofu, TVP, name it!  If I had my way, I’d have a recipe for each and every one of those options on the blog! But hey, there’s plenty of other dishes worth exploring too, so this might have to wait a bit… 

For now, let’s go with tempeh! While nothing will ever perform exactly like chicken, tempeh is a very decent “replacement”, me finds. Once deep-fried, it gets all nice and crispy on the outside and keeps a soft, slightly chewy and tender interior. 

Cuz yeah… typically, General Tso’s is supposed to be deep fried, to make those sauce-drenched morsels of food all nice and golden and crispy. While I do tend to agree with that concept, I often find that I’m not really in the mood for deep frying, or that I don’t really have time for all the fuss…  With that in mind, I’m giving you the option here: to fry or not to fry. For the blog post, I went all out and took the deep-fried route, but say you were in a pinch, or simply preferred to pass on the deep frying, you could just as well take a short-cut and skip that entire deep-frying section. 

Although I must admit that if you forego the deep-frying, your tempeh nuggets won’t be getting that nice, yummy, crispy exterior shell; so if time and mood permit, I say you should totally go for it. 

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Thai Coconut Curry Soup

Bursting with all kinds of zesty exotic flavors, coconut sweetness and a bit of a spicy kick, this wholesome and comforting Thai Coconut Curry Soup tastes as heavenly as it is easy to prepare!

Bursting with all kinds of zesty exotic flavors, coconut sweetness and a bit of a spicy kick, this wholesome and comforting Thai Coconut Curry Soup tastes as heavenly as it is easy to prepare!

This Thai Coconut Curry Soup is perfect for those nights when you really don’t feel like cooking and happen to be in need of a little comforting. You know, those kinds of nights when you would be super tempted to reach for the phone and order take-out?

Well, put that phone down right now, cuz we’re about to do even better than this! As in way, way better!

Seriously, this soup is almost as easy to make as instant ramen noodles, yet it’s so incredibly tasty, you’ll probably want to eat it right out of the pot using the ladle as your spoon! And all it requires in order to come to life is a little bit of chopping and slicing, and then your totally minimal efforts will be rewarded with BIG, bold, exotic, exploding flavors, and a bowlful of concentrated soul-warming comfort!

So wadayasay… Got 15 minutes? Let’s do this! 

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