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  1. Back in my vegetarian days, I used to eat Morningstar’s “bacon.” It was ok in my book, but nothing ever comes close to the glory of real bacon. I actually like turkey bacon better than regular bacon which is probably blasphemy on some level. Ha!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I haven’t tried fake bacon, but enjoyed fake sausages from Whole Foods. I purchased them a few times and I loved them. They were mostly made from potatoes, which I love. πŸ™‚ So perfect for me. Those meat eaters around me couldn’t be convinced, but I thought it tasted like the real deal. πŸ™‚ This looks interesting, I like the BLT idea. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I’ve never tried “fakon” but you’ve got me curious. I am not vegetarian, but I do love vegetarian (and vegan) dishes and recipes. In fact, usually my breakfast and lunch most days are vegetarian.

  4. How interesting! I’m not a huge bacon person (I know….wtf). I like it occasionally, but I personally prefer chicken sausage πŸ˜€ That cooking class sounds fun though! Taking one is definitely on my to-do list.

  5. I love that we can still be friends even though we eat totally opposite foods. πŸ™‚ I haven’t tried fake bacon… But I’ll tell you – I have an incredibly difficult time finding sugar-free, junk-free bacon. So maybe I should give this fake stuff a shot! πŸ™‚ xxoo

  6. Like others I’ve tried Morning Star’s “bacon” and I actually love it. It’s really easy to microwave in the morning when I’m on the go. My mom is a vegetarian, so I’ll def share this recipe with her.

  7. This is the only “facon” I will happily partake in. Tempeh is a staple in my fridge, and I usually eat it plain (I know, I’m weird) but I LOVE getting it jazzed up like this when I go out. Thank you for sharing!

  8. It’s funny how many [US?] vegetarians say they missed bacon. I don’t at all and also can’t say I liked the smell of it cooking but that’s most definitely a country-specific issue. Either way, I tried the tempeh bacon from Kristy Turner’s new book when testing for her and even my non-vegetarian family enjoyed it. Probably more than me πŸ™‚ .

  9. I’ve never really messed with the meat substitute products. I kind of feel like if I really want something, I should just eat the real thing. Then again, I used to be a member of the bacon of the month club so I might be a biased vegetarian. πŸ™‚

    The class sounds awesome.

  10. I absolutely adore the smell of bacon but just cannot stand the texture of it, or most meats actually. I hate that feeling of having to chew and chew and chew to get something down that I get when I’ve tried bacon in the past so I tend to stick to veggies and other sources of protein.

  11. i’ve spent a large portion of tonight going through your recipes and trying to plan a friday night dinner. jon and i aren’t vegetarian, but it seems like more and more of our friends are — and when we have dinner dates, well, things like this vegan bacon recipe are super handy!! this should make jon and all the vegetarians equally happy πŸ™‚

  12. Just came across your website- and I love it! I’m a vegetarian for the most part as well (i eat fish very occasionally) and I’ve been looking for ways to cook tempeh bacon forever! So you know, it doesn’t as much like tempeh. I’ll definitely be trying this!

  13. I get a bit sad every time I see a blogger mention tempeh because I’ve never seen it in Kuwait. Guess it’s something i’ll have to try out when we visit the States in a few months!

  14. I must admit the smell of bacon actually makes me feel nauseous… probably because my brain associates it with smell of cooking pig flesh πŸ™ , BUT I did try tempeh ‘bacon’ once at a festival. It was served in a roll, and it was SO good! I’ve only tried cooking tempeh once at home and it wasn’t very successful as it tasted really bitter. Next time I’ll have to try your tip about steaming first. Sounds like that will do the trick!

  15. Tempeh ‘bacon’ is a must for a decent vegan Full English Breakfast in my house and your recipe looks lovely, I do like the simple stuff, no faffing! I just saw a recipe for aubergine (eggplant) bacon which I reckon may be worth a try too – a whole world of smoky breakfasts is out there!

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