When we have the kids for the weekend, I have to abandon my meat-based cooking because my SD is a vegetarian. Which is good for me and good for us. Last weekend I made a bacon and gruyere pasta from the Bonne Femme cookbook. This weekend I made the same pasta, but had to replace the bacon with fakin’ bacon. And add some olive oil because there is a bit more than a small difference between the amount of fat in thick-cut bacon and tempeh with smoke flavoring.
But yum – I really do love the taste of fakin’ bacon – and should use it as a substitute more often, even when the kids are with us.
And here is a really horrible picture of the pasta with the fakin’ bacon. So sorry.