• Jan 7...Happy National Tempura Day!

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    Over a year ago

    Blogger of the Day: Lolo at VeganYumYum

    Tempura is Japanese batter-fried amazingness! Crispify any vegan food you like…the trick is to get the perfect balance between light fried coating and your yumful underfoods…follow these tips and you’ll be a Tempurista in no time!
    • Fresh–Use the freshest best-tasting ingredients
    • Dry–If you wash your ingredients first, make sure they’re completely dry before you batter
    • Cold–Use supercold ice water in your batter
    • Heat–Just fry a few pieces at a time or your hot oil will cool down too much
    • Rest–Hang back and let them fry without a lot of stirring
    • Drain–Use a rack, strainer or paper towels on a thick layer of newspaper
    • Eat–Sauce ’em up, then pop these babies in your mouth ASAP! 🙂

    Lolo’s recipes run from the easy to the exotic and the photos will hypnotize you with deliciousness! She explains everything in an easy friendly way, including lots of options, and includes a How To section for things like How to Roast a Pepper and How to Slice a Mango. Every recipe I’ve tried from her site is always a hit and my world is so much happier since I discovered her brilliant Blueberry Hand Pies…yumza! 😉

    Vegetable Tempura
    vegetable oil
    sugar snap peas or green beans
    (use any vegetables you like!)
    Tempura Batter:
    very cold water
    baking powder
    Ener-g Egg Replacer mixed with water
    extra water
    Tentsuyu Dipping Sauce:
    vegetable stock
    low sodium tamari
    rice vinegar

    Details and directions at Vegetable Tempura
    According to the Rules of the Interwebs, you shouldn’t post someone else’s entire recipe, only part of it with a link to the rest, unless you’ve changed the recipe up bigtime.

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    More Lolo love…
    She blew carnivore Martha away when she made edible (vegan) sweaters!
    Her Food Photography for Bloggers post is screamingly helpful if you want to snap your masterpieces in the kitchen! 🙂

    Have you tried tempura? What would you batter up…veggies, fruits, vegan cheese or…? Do you photo your food at home or when you go out to eat? Got any tips? 😉

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