Friday, June 20, 2008

Tempeh of Doom Fajitas

Sometimes we cheat.

We're exceedingly honest people here at BURP! But, we have to admit to you that we sometimes have Sandra Lee moments when we spurn our devotion to whole, unprocessed foods and let convenience invade our kitchen. And this was one of those moments.

It was another crazed night. We both worked quite late, and came home feeling positively ravenous. We had a package of tempeh in the fridge that was threatening us with its "use by" date... and a severe lack of inspiration. Fortunately, we also happened to have a few sweet peppers and a couple of onions lying around. Oh -- and the best part -- we also had a perfectly ripe avocado. So, you see where this is going?

Yeah -- we decided to make fajitas. Which isn't really so evil. Tempeh is a processed "food," but I wouldn't consider it to be innately evil. And obviously our vegetables (while not completely local) aren't a problem. So, what was it?

Well, it had something to do with the Lawry's fajita seasoning that we found in the cupboard. That delicious mess of "herbs and spices" and a few preservatives thrown in for good measure. Yes, THAT was what made this a convenience meal. And it's also what's going to prevent me from actually posting the recipe (I think you can figure that out all by yourself).

Now, I'm only going to HALF apologize, because--ultimately--the finished product was pretty good. So, we took a picture of it. We hope you'll forgive us.

Indian Jones has nothing on this fajita!

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  1. HA! Penzey's make a preservative free Fajita seasoning that is really great.

  2. Interesting. We've not tried Penzey's fajita seasoning... Mental note: must check on that.


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