Tofu Bacon Bits \\ Morceaux de bacon végans!

This is another recipe that I made for the vegan workshop I gave last Wednesday. I don’t think it needs much introduction as vegan bacon bits is pretty self-promoting, but here we go! These are delicious: crunchy, crispy, smokey, savoury and slightly chewy. Yum! They are the perfect topping for all your salads, as a snack or on soups. Plus, they take 15 minutes to prepare and you can keep them in your fridge in an air-tight container for about a week.

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Here is what you need:

  • 1 block of extra-firm tofu (about 2 cups)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbs tamari sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 pinch red hot pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Here is what you do:

  1. Cut the tofu in small cubes. The smaller the crispier!
  2. Place the oil in a pan and heat up on medium heat.
  3. Once hot, add the tofu and all the other ingredients and give a good stir.
  4. Let sit and stir every few minutes until the tofu is golden and crispy. Enjoy!

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Super simple, super delicious. This is so addictive, don’t say I didn’t warn you! Let me know if you try this out, and enjoy the week-end!


Ces petits morceaux de tofu sont vraiment incroyablement délicieux: croustillants, fumés, délicieusement savoureux et si simple à préparer. Ils sont parfaits pour toutes vos salades, en collation et sur les soupes. Miam!

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  • 1 bloc de tofu extra-ferme (à peu près 2 tasses)
  • 1 c. à café d’huile
  • 1/2 c. à café de fumée liquide
  • 1 c. à soupe de tamari
  • 1 gousse d’ail
  • 1 c. à café d’ail en poudre
  • 1 c. à café d’onion en poudre
  • 1 pincée de flocons de piment
  • sel et poivre à votre goût
  1. Couper le tofu en petits cubes. Plus ils sont petits, plus ils seront croustillants!
  2. Dans une poêle, faire chauffer l’huile à feu moyen puis ajouter le reste des ingrédients.
  3. Mélanger de temps à autres jusqu’à ce que le tofu soit doré et crousitillant. Se garde au frigo dans un contenant hermétique environs une semaine. Savourez!

 

Tempeh Bacon, a review

Before Christmas we bought a pack of Tofurky Smoky Maple Bacon Marinated Tempeh. We then proceeded to bring it to my parents’ house with the rest of our food before leaving for San Francisco. When we came back, we realized that 1) my parents had not touched it; 2) that it was vacuumed sealed and good until March.

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This week, we finally tried this traveling tempeh in a “BLT”: quinoa bread, lettuce, cilantro, and tomato slices were a perfect pairing for the this lovely product.

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Slightly crunchy, smoky and with the distinctive taste of maple, this bacon imitation really hits a happy spot. It was not too salty, and did not have any weird after taste.

Granted it is not as crispy as meat bacon. However, all the flavour is there and in a BLT, we did not miss it at all.

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Frankly, I think this would make a great addition to any vegan brunch, especially if served with tofu scrambled eggs.

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Finally, as we didn’t use the entire packet (we only needed four strips each), we still have half of it waiting for us in the freezer. Glorious days to come.