Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chocolate Balsamic Glazed Tempeh over Sauteed Kale

Although this has never been a "recipe blog" per say, I do love sharing dishes with you when something turns out REALLY delicious.  Dinner was one of those dishes.


First, here's the recap of the other food I had today:
Breakfast was just a protein shake, 1 1/2 cups hemp milk + pea protein.  It's a little chalking, but it's really actually very good.

I had a usual snack of almonds before I went out on a MEGA shopping lunch. I hit up Kohls, Target, Petsmart and Whole Foods before I went back to the office.  It was quite a productive lunch.  I snagged a salad and some steamed veggies to take back to work.

Work was pretty fun.  I'm doing research on a project, so there was a lot of photoshop and illustrator time.  I had a tofu scramble/coconut milk snack at about 4.  I got in a bike ride and yoga, so I needed something to keep me fueled.

After yoga, I headed home and kept thinking about what I was going to make.  I got some Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar at the Argenta Market Saturday, so I thought that might be good on some tempeh.






























Chocolate Balsamic Glazed Tempeh over Sauteed Kale

1/2 block tempeh, cut into triangles
3 cups cut and washed kale
1 jalapenos
1 lime
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 teaspoon peanut oil

I cut the tempeh and brushed the balsamic over it and let it sit on the counter while I chopped the jalapenos.  I used an entire one, because it wasn't very hot.  Use at your own caution.  I got the pan very hot and added oil and kale and let that cook down for awhile.  A good trick is to put a lid on the pan every now and then to help wilt the kale.  I added juice from one lime.  Once that was cooked, I placed in a large bowl and added a little salt, pepper, and the sesame seeds.   I took the hot pan and added the tempeh and leftover balsamis.  I cooked on each side for a few minutes, flipping occasionally, until the tempeh got nice and hot.  It also got a beautiful color on it.

Nutritional information:  Calories:  367, Carbs: 30, Fat: 17, Protein: 26

I finished it off like I usually do, with sriracha!  Warning, this meal will make your house smell like brownies.  I think I gave Josh a sweet tooth.  The cooked chocolate smells amazing.  I will be making this again!

Total Calories:  1222
Total Carbs:  65



3 comments:

  1. Mmmm....I want some dark chocolate balsamic vinaigrette! Did you get that in LR? I should have Sheridan pick some up for me!

    P.S. Do you know my friends Sheridan and Drew? They're vegan in LR too. Y'all should be friends if you aren't already!

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    1. That stuff is DELICIOUS! I picked it up at the Argenta Market on Main Street in North Little Rock. I also snagged some garlic infused olive oil that is out of this world.

      I don't know them, but them seem awesome. I read their blogs a little bit when you posted about them way back. I don't know any other vegans here besides myself. I kind of exist in a bubble, but I know I should venture out haha.

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