Grilled bbq tempeh, baked potato topped with S&P, Earth Balance and nooch, and steamed snow peas.
(If only I could find corn on the cob)
The key to the tempeh (for me) is steaming it in simmering water for 5-10 minutes. It plumps up and becomes tender and juicy. The other key is the 'dry rub', which is simple. I just rub the outside with paprika, cayenne, S&P, garlic powder and onion powder. I didn't measure, just felt it out. Then I grilled it for 2-3 minutes on each side and tossed it in a simmering mixture of Annie's sweet & spicy bbq sauce and 2 tbsp soy sauce. Simple and super tender.
I do the same thing with thawed frozen tofu and it tastes amazing.
I continued the summery fare into the night. Even though I still have many cocoa peanut butter rice krispie treats left, I wanted ice cream. So, I threw this together:
Purely Decadent cherry amaretto, berries and a handful of puffed rice cereal. To be honest, I would have preferred it on a cone, but you can't always get what you want! Now if only someone found a way to make ice cream more fulfilling, that'd be great.
So, the day wasn't filled with very exciting eats, but sometimes a nice day is more important.