Friday, April 3, 2009

Quick Dinner!

Tonight's dinner was ridiculously quick!

I started by slicing a block of Lightlife garden veggie tempeh in half lengthwise so it wasn't too thick and then each slice in half.  Then I mixed up a marinade of:
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. thyme
black pepper
sprinkle of salt

...and rubbed it all over the tempeh.  

Then I started cooking up some quinoa.  It only takes about 15 minutes and it's a whole grain with ridiculous amounts of protein and calcium!  When the quinoa was done I stirred in:

Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
3/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
2 green onions
salt and pepper to taste

Then I heated up a cast iron skillet and added a little oil.  I tossed in the tempeh and let it sear nicely before flipping to the other side.  It didn't take long.

I threw in a salad at the last minute with some green leaf lettuce, craisins, and walnuts.  I mixed up a little dressing, too.  I have no idea on the quanitites, but the ingredients were:
Dijon mustard
flax oil
lemon juice

This could totally be on the Rachel Ray show.  Except that it doesn't have sausage or cheese in it.


aimee said...

Or prosciutto! Good for you!

Andrew Lovseth said...

Looks awesome! I haven't fallen in love with tempeh yet, but this looks like it might be worth a try.

allularpunk said...

this dinner sounds like exactly what i want tonight...easy and delicious and comforting. mm!

Zanny Poo Poo Doll said...

or nutmeg. she puts friggin' nutmeg on everything. on stuff nutmeg should not be put on. ewwww.

Hello Veggie said...

Haha. You're right about the Rachel Ray show... I've enjoyed cruising your blog =) Great post!

Hello Veggie