This past Friday night, Nick and I had dinner with some friends at Gillie’s, a vegetarian restaurant in town.
They have a great breakfast menu, but we had never eaten there for dinner so it was a new experience for us!
I decided if I was ever going to try tempeh, I should try it when someone else was making it for me.
I think that was a good choice :)
My dish had enough food for me to have the leftovers for lunch today, too. It was a big serving!
I ordered the tempeh and veggie stir-fry with brown rice and their spicy Kung Pao sauce.
The tempeh has such a fun texture! It’s a little crumbly, and the way they cooked it gave it a bit of a crisp on the outside. The flavor was a little nutty and kind of sweet.
It went really well with the veggies and the spicy sauce.
To add a few more veggies in my lunch today, I pan seared a zucchini and some pinto beans and added them to the dish.
Even with the extra veggies, that spicy sauce had me tearing up! My nose was running and everything – good and spicy :)
Also…I definitely “googled” how to pronounce “tempeh” before going out to eat Friday night. Dorky or not? ;)