Tempeh tantrums and nori rolls

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I really wanted to do a post about the tempeh-based burgers I made the other night, but for some reason most of the pictures I took didn’t come out right.  I do have this one:

tempeh burger process

All of the ingredients in the food processor, processed and ready to be made into patties.

The recipe was “Tempeh Tantrum Burgers” from 1,000 Vegan Recipes.  It’s become a favorite for my mom and I when we want a fast dinner.  They have chopped walnuts and oats in addition to tempeh, so they’re hearty enough to almost make a meal in an of themselves.  We usually cook up a green vegetable as a side.  I like that they can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated if need be.

I had much better luck taking a picture of my lunch today:

nori rolls

I recently picked up an inexpensive package of nori sheets and have been itching to do something with them.  Ever since I got The 30-Minute Vegan, I’ve been eyeing the “Sushi Nite” recipe, and that wound up being the inspiration for my lunch.  I rolled up some jasmine rice, bell pepper, carrot, ginger, scallions, red cabbage, and cucumber; and the dipping sauce is dilluted Bragg’s Liquid Aminos with cilantro and red pepper flakes.

Yes, it was amazingly good.  No doubt I’ll wind up having it for lunch again sometime during the week!

Not much else to blog about just now.  I haven’t been taking as many food pictures as I’d like, but I’m going to try and be better about that over the next few days.

Question for the comments: What’s your favorite thing to do with nori sheets?


About the Author:

Sam has been eating a plant-based diet since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of plant-based food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a former member of Toastmasters International and was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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  1. nyomomma  June 12, 2010

    That is a great picture, it looks delicious!
    I use Nori in a variety of raw food wraps, my daughter loves eating plain Nori wraps too. 🙂

    • Sam  June 12, 2010

      Yum. 🙂 I was surprised at how GOOD the entire kitchen smelled from just one sheet of nori!

  2. Rachel  June 16, 2010

    I’m in the middle of making my first batch of sushi, thought I’d do a bit of blog searching while the rice cooked. Anything that avoided work. Anyway, we’re having roasted pepper, avocado, and alfalfa sprouts. It might turn out to be my favourite thing I’ve done with Nori sheets. It also might turn out to be my least favourite. We’ll see!

    • Sam  June 16, 2010

      That sounds pretty amazing! Let me know how it turns out. I’ve been wanting to try sprouts in a roll, but it’s been ages since we had time to sprout any, lol.

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