Tempeh and Abs!
Tuesday Workout: 4 mile run from my half-marathon plan
This thing is insane. Seriously try it. Right now. Your abs will cry.
I did pilates all the time in high school and college and I am trying to bring it back into my workouts. I tried Cassey’s Inner Thigh Gap Workout first and I was familiar with most of the moves. This ab workout video was seriously crazy hard and introduced me to a bunch of new moves. It was awesome.
So I picked up a few new items to try last week after reading Mama Pea’s new cookbook. I was eager to try tempeh after reading about it on so many blogs. I really don’t like the taste/texture of meat very much, so I am always looking for something to give me more protein since I don’t eat yogurt/milk.
I prepared my tempeh like Gina @ The Fitnessista a few days ago and let it marinate for a few hours before I attempted to cook it in olive oil on the stove. The result? Pretty good for my first try! I was out of maple syrup so I used honey instead and I’m sure there is a bunch of different ways to marinate it! I really liked that the texture reminded me of a black bean burger and it wasn’t smooth like tofu. It was SO filling too! I tried to eat 1/2 the pack because it was 1 serving, but it was a lot!
My first tempeh try… a vegan BLT! I LOVED it! I toasted my bread, cut up a fresh tomato, added spinach and Vegenaise and it was great. I really like Vegenaise and think it tastes better than real mayo. It has such a clean taste to it!
My second meal with tempeh was an omelette. (not vegan- I used egg and a little cheese) I added left over tomato, mushrooms, tempeh, broccoli and kalamata olives. I left the unused 1/2 of tempeh in the bag marinating for a day before I used it in the omlette. I’m not sure how tempeh tastes after it has been cooked on the stove and then put back into the refrigerator?
Have you tried any new foods lately? Any new workouts? Did you try that Abominable Abdominals video?!
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