In The Kitchen...
I have never tried fake anything before...well...actually that is probably a total lie. A lot of food that is out there is fake and overly processed. Man made. Like fast food and such...but I mean like, fake chicken, beef or bacon. That sort of thing...like Fakin' Bacon. I am not sure why it scares me. I guess you can't compare it to the real thing, but the real thing isn't necessarily healthy if you eat it all the time and the fake stuff...well, apparently it's a lot better for you.
I have been perusing MindBodyGreen for the past week and have been looking through their recipes - a lot of which are vegan, but are *healthy* and that is what we are going for here. This Fakin' Bacon sandwich that I found actually looks quite tasty and I am intrigued and would like to give it a try. Therefore, I am going to share this recipe and then go to the grocery store and look for this Fakin' Bacon and try this recipe and let you know exactly my 2 cents on what this whole rage is about!
Avocado BLT With Maple Tempeh Bacon
BY ELIZABETH PALMER STARNES
Consider this sandwich an elevated classic. Creavy avocado, smoky maple tempeh bacon, and tangy tomato combined to take the original BLT to a whole new level. This revamped version boasts more flavor with less guilt, and is sure to satisfy your cravings without blowing your health goals.
2 slices of your favorite multigrain bread (I use the sesame Ezekiel brand)
3 slices of maple tempeh bacon (I used Lightlife Fakin' Bacon)
1/4 a ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced thinly
1/2 tablespoon vegan mayo spread
3 slices of a ripe tomato
Sea salt and black pepper
Sprouts, pea shoots, chia seeds, hemp hearts, and your favourite fresh chopped herbs, to serve
1. In a skillet, heat 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil over medium heat. Add the tempeh bacon strips, and cook on each side until golden brown and slightly crispy. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
2. Toast your bread until golden brown. Spread a bit of the vegan mayo on one side of each slice of bread.
3. Layer the tempeh bacon, avocado, tomato, and whatever other toppings you choose onto one slice, season with a bit of salt and pepper, and top with your remaining slice of bread.
Slice diagonally and enjoy!