Mark has been hard at work on the deck and it is going very well. With him being busy doing that after work I had to come up with some quick dinners that I could make when I got home from the office. Mark usually makes dinner those nights.
To me an easy dinner means sandwiches. Something that I can whip together in 15 minutes flat. The sandwich that I loved having for dinner when I was little was a BLT. I mean really who doesn't love bacon? We do eat bacon
occasionally once every 6 months because the nitrate free bacon is really expensive. Also, bacon really does not fall into the healthy food category, but the occasional is OK category.
|Ashlyn likes her deconstructed.|
This is my way of being able to eat bacon more than every 6 months. This really is one of our families favorite recipes. Ashlyn loves it, downright asks for it all the time and gets a big smile on her face when she finds out this is what is for dinner. This really is my kind of dinner; fast, simple, and something my entire family eats without a battle.
Tempeh, Spinach, and Tomato Sandwich
-this makes enough tempeh for 4-5 sandwiches
8 oz Tempeh
2 Tbs olive oil
1/4 c reduced sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
1 Tbs Worcestershire
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
-Add the olive oil to a skillet and heat to medium.
-Slice your Tempeh into 1/4 inch strips.
-Once the oil is hot place your tempeh strips into the pan. Watch out the oil may splatter. Cook until golden brown on one side then flip.
-While the tempeh is cooking whisk together the tamari, Worcestershire, and liquid smoke.
-Once the tempeh is golden brown on both sides add your tamari mixture to the pan. The mixture should boil up right away.
-After about a minute flip the tempeh over so it gets covered in the mixture.
-Once the mixture is absorbed remove the pan from the heat.
-Assemble your sandwich by placing mayo on the toasted bread and topping with the tempeh, tomato, and spinach. Top with the other piece of toasted bread with mayo.