Vegan Caliente

two vegans, one kitchen

Spicy Tempeh Salad on Toast April 5, 2008

Filed under: Recipes — Kala @ 8:05 pm

This is something I just kind of made up, mostly because we didn’t have the stuff for the tofu scramble I wanted for lunch.  But it turned out really yummy I’ll definately have to make it again!  The recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups of food, perfect size for a lunch for two.  Or one if you’re really hungry. 


Spicy Tempeh Salad on Toast


  • 4 oz tempeh
  • 6 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 TB Vegenaise
  • 1 TB dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. sesame chilli oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • slice of bread (We use Rudis)


  1. Crumble the tempeh into a medium sized frying pan and cover with water.  Bring this to a simmer and let cook until the water is all gone.
  2. While the tempeh is cooking, sautee the bell pepper and mushrooms until browned and somewhat soft.  Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  3. In a small bowl, combine the Vegegnaise, mustard, sesame oil, and garlic.  Mix well.
  4. When the tempeh is done and cooled a bit, place it in a medium sized mixing bowl.  Add in the veggies and mix well.  Add in the Vegenaise mixture and stir. 
  5. Toast the bread and top with the tempeh salad.  Enjoy! 

It Starts With Pancakes April 3, 2008

Filed under: Food Talk,Uncategorized — Kala @ 7:17 pm


Starting a new blog is sort of like staring at a blank piece of paper, or opening up a fresh box of crayons.  The possibilities are endless and that can be a little intimidating.  So what’s this blog all about?  Why Vegan Caliente?  Well…

My fiancee and I like to cook.  And eat.  A lot.  No really, a lot, we talk about food all the time.  And a lot of times, that food is pretty spicy, hence the caliente bit.  Oh, and we’re vegan if you hadn’t guessed!


So let’s start with pancakes.  I made these a couple of mornings ago when we ran out of our usual breakfast staples.  The recipe is from Bittersweet, one of my favorite vegan food/crafting blogs.  It’s a very simple recipe and makes four medium sized pancakes, perfect for two people.  Of course I had maple syrup on top, Shane had bananas on his but he’s a weirdo 😉

Well, that’s it for now!