Vegan Buffalo Tempeh with Avocado Dip, Corn on the Cob and Crispy “Dino” Kale Chips

DSC_0133Buffalo Tempeh
8 oz package tempeh (I use organic)
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons grape seed or canola oil
2 cloves garlic; crushed
1 Tablespoon onion; minced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon paprika
a dash (or more to taste) cayenne

Cut tempeh into desired shape and size. (I like triangles but it doesn’t really matter) Place remaining ingredients into a food processor and process into a paste. Rub spice paste onto tempeh, place on a small baking sheet and prepare the rest of the meal (you can prepare the tempeh up to a day in advance and store in a sealed bag). Place tempeh in a toaster oven and “toast” till hot or fry in a lightly oiled pan.
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Celery Stalks cut into 2 inch lengths (because that’s how buffalo wings are served?)


Crispy Kale Chips
1 bunch kale (this beautiful “dinosaur” kale is from Hall’s Farm)
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
sea salt

Preheat oven to 300. Rinse and pat kale dry.
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Corn on the Cob
Shuck corn. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and the corn, cook for 5 minutes, remove and serve. This was the best corn I’ve had since last season, it is Hall’s Farm fresh and local.

Avocado Lime Dip
1 avocado; peal and pit removed
juice of 1 lime
1/4 teaspoon salt

Blend ingredients together with a food processor, blender or the like to create a creamy dip.


One thought on “Vegan Buffalo Tempeh with Avocado Dip, Corn on the Cob and Crispy “Dino” Kale Chips

  1. Britt

    Yes, the celery helps with the hotness of the buffalo sauce. You know that I have weak taste buds and need all the help I can get with spicy food…but I don’t like celery so I just munch on it and then put the celery back on my plate, because I’m extremely polite and ladylike 🙂


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