yesterday was my sunday working at juvie. i tore up that kitchen and made some really good eats. among the culinary soiree were two of vegan crunk's recipes: southern fried tempeh steak with white gravy and country potato soup. even though i'm not a huge fan of skynnard, i swear i could hear "sweet home alabama" playing in the cassette tape of my mind. i would have preferred "mississippi queen" by Mountain, but you get what you get in my brain. silly note: i always thought it was funny that KFC would use that song to sell something that was hailed to be from kentucky. my husband and i have an ongoing joke of going, "hey, isn't that the kentucky fried chicken song?" when skynnard is on the radio.
just look at that awesomeness! check out that crunchy assed coating! this is a much better choice because you're saving some chix from death row, but i'd be lyin' if i told you eating fried foods is good for you. the tempeh was great with the gravy, but i thought it would have been even better with some cole slaw, buttermilk biscuits, and a tall glass of sweet tea. i didn't have time to make those, i was just samplin' the platter. i don't eat fried foods too often anymore because my tummy can't take it. i'm super excited about this cook book of hers.
ever heard of a foodgasm? it's that moan one makes after they've taken a bite out of something really good. i usually release foodgasms when eating desserts, but i couldn't hold myself back after nomming this bowl of soup. and believe you me, i'm picky about soup.