Barb Boose Publications Director, Marketing and Communications June 10, 2011Friday recipe: tempeh reubens Are you a vegetarian, a vegan, a pescetarian or a flexitarian? Not sure? Vegetarian Times has your answer: The self-proclaimed “world’s largest collection of vegetarian recipes” provides these definitions of dietary categories.Vegetarians eat no meat, fish or fowlVegans eschew all animal products, including meat, fish, fowl, eggs, dairy products, and (this last one is still debated) honeyPescetarians eat no meat or fowlFlexitarians, or transitional vegetarians, are vegetarian-inclined, but haven’t gone full-fledged vegI’m not in any of these categories – count me among the omni-carnivores – but I do like healthy meat alternatives like beans, lentils and quinoa. And now I’m going to try something new: tempeh, a high-protein, high-calcium soybean product with a textured, nutty flavor (unlike its so-blah sister, tofu). I’m a sucker for sauerkraut, so this Vegetarian Times recipe is right up my alley. Photo: Vegetarian TimesTempeh ReubensSeasoned tempeh:¼ C Bragg Liquid Aminos1 small onion, quartered2 cloves garlic, peeled1 bay leaf1 8-oz. pkg. tempeh, slicedDressing:¼ C mayonnaise3 Tbsp relish2 Tbsp ketchupSandwiches:16 slices rye bread5 oz. vegan Monterey Jack cheese, sliced2 C sauerkrautTo prepare tempeh, combine liquid aminos, onion, garlic, bay leaf and 2 cups water in saucepan over medium heat. Add tempeh slices, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 20 minutes. Cover, and let tempeh cool in broth.To make dressing, stir together mayonnaise, relish and ketchup in small bowl.Toast 8 slices bread. Set aside. Drain tempeh, and discard liquid, onion, garlic and bay leaf. Place 3 slices tempeh on each slice of remaining bread. Top with cheese slices. Toast or broil 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Top each sandwich with 1/4 cup sauerkraut. Spread toasted bread slices with dressing. Place tops on sandwiches, and slice in half. 2 responses to “Friday recipe: tempeh reubens” what is liquid amino?Log in to Reply Interesting post! I’ve never heard the term pescetarian before, but hey, you learn something new everyday. My favorite alternative to animal protein is quinoa, it is not a grain (which I like) but it cooks up just like rice. 🙂 Loaded with nutrients also.Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.