Sunday, February 04, 2007
Lightlife Part II - Tempeh Bacon
In my last post about Lightlife, I mentioned I'd cover a number of their products in my following review. But, that's just not possible!
You see, after trying their Tempeh Bacon (Fakin'Bacon) product, I needed to dedicate an entire post to just this product.
It is that good. Seriously. If there is just one Lightlife product that you should try, it's their Tempeh Bacon. Not because it tastes like bacon, or is trying to imitate bacon. It's not. That's the beauty of this product.
While many faux meats are trying to be like the 'real thing', this tempeh bacon comes nowhere close in texture. It's not chewy, or fatty, or grizzly. THANK GOODNESS!
What it is, is delicious. Far more flavorful than I ever remember bacon to be. Yes, it's smoky and salty, but it has a sweet, hickory taste as well. Plus, as the name states, it's made with tempeh, a traditional and whole foods soy product. Tempeh is very healthful, but, for many it may be an intimidating, odd new food, requiring some 'getting used to'. What better way to introduce yourself to tempeh than with this Fakin' Bacon?
When you cook the tempeh, it may crumble some (remember, it's not mimicking that chewy, grizzly texture). But, I found most strips stayed intact. What didn't, I could make use of as is or crumble even further into a dish.
In the photo above, I decided to use the Tempeh Bacon on our 'burger & fries' night. The tempeh bacon is topped with sliced avocado and placed on 1/2 of a 10-inch whole-wheat flour tortilla, with lettuce and tomato on the other side. I added some ketchup and vegan mayonnaise after taking this pic, then enjoyed this 'veg burger' with home fries on the side... mmmm, mmmm, mmmm. Oh, and my husband who is not a fan of mock meats at all, also loved Lightlife's tempeh bacon.
Save yourself a buck when you pick up Lightlife Tempeh Bacon for yourself. And DO try it!