A Taste of Italy: Tempeh Bell Pepper Delight

A Taste of Italy: Tempeh Bell Pepper Delight
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What Started it all:
Tempeh, Bell pepper, vinegar (apple cider, balsamic), food processor

In the heart of Italy, where the sun-kissed fields meet the rolling hills, lies a culinary treasure trove waiting to be explored. Today, we'll embark on a journey to create a dish that embodies the essence of Italian comfort cooking, with a twist of innovation. Say hello to Tempeh Bell Pepper Delight, a recipe that will transport your taste buds to the Tuscan countryside.

Ingredients

  • 1 block of tempeh, crumbled
  • 2 bell peppers, diced (any color)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the tempeh: In a food processor, blend the crumbled tempeh until it resembles a coarse crumb. Set aside.
  2. Sauté the bell peppers: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced bell peppers and cook until they're tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Combine the tempeh and bell peppers: Add the processed tempeh to the skillet with the bell peppers. Stir to combine, ensuring the tempeh is evenly coated with the peppers' flavors.
  4. Add the vinegar duo: Pour in the apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar. Stir to combine, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  5. Simmer and serve: Reduce heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve hot, garnished with chopped fresh basil leaves if desired.

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