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Smoky Tempeh Wrap from Healthy Happy Life

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In a new series from Ecorazzi Eats where we feature veg*n recipes from top chefs and food bloggers, Kathy Patalsky of Healthy. Happy. Life. shares with us an awesome recipe for a Smoky Tempeh Wrap. You can check out more of her delicious creations here or follow her on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest

I grew up in Santa Cruz, California, where my passion for healthy vegan cooking and eating, food photography, green living and art, began. I currently do freelance vegan food photography, write for Babble.com’s Family Kitchen and work on my own projects – Healthy. Happy. Life. and Finding Vegan. I am most inspired by colorful produce, natural lighting, animals big and small, other amazing bloggers, my husband, kitty cat and family.

Kathy Patalsky and cat

Healthy. Happy. Life. is my website filled with vegan recipes and food photography. I strongly believe that everyone could fall in love with a vegan lifestyle and vegan foods – if they just break through any misconceptions or worries and just get in the kitchen and try it for themselves!

Check out my other popular site FindingVegan.com, a blogger-submitted site featuring vegan recipe recipes and “finds.” It allows the user to visually browse recipes and get inspired from a wide number of blogs all on one site. Each image links back to the original post – submitted by the author. I love curating this website and with over 10,000 posts thus far – I know you will love it too!

This Smoky Tempeh Wrap is one of my favorite wrap recipes. I adore the combination of smoky tempeh logs with creamy avocado and some bright perky carrot slaw. Plenty of mixed greens stuffed in there too. And some creamy Vegenaise accents in this wrap as well. You can prepare the tempeh right before you fill your wrap – or make it ahead of time and chill in the fridge for a cool wrap. Either way is super fabulous.

Kathy’s Smoky Tempeh Wrap – with Citrus Carrot Slaw

Vegan, Makes 2 Wraps

Smoky Tempeh:
8oz. tempeh, sliced into logs
1 1/2 Tbsp liquid smoke
2 tsp tamari
1 tsp chili powder
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp agave or maple syrup
pepper and salt to taste

For Saute:
safflower oil (or another veg oil)

Citrus Carrot Slaw:
1 cup shredded carrots
1 large satsuma or tangerine, peeled, sliced
1/4 tsp citrus zest
2 Tbsp tahini
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp agave syrup
1-2 Tbsp Vegenaise
pepper and salt to taste

2 XL Whole Wheat Wraps
2 cups baby greens
optional: 1 avocado, diced and tossed in lemon juice/pepper


1. Combine all Smoky tempeh liquids in a bowl. Add the tempeh. Toss well. Allow to marinate for at least 20 minutes. For extra flavor, marinate overnight.
2. Combine all carrot slaw ingredients. Toss well. Allow citrus slices to mash a bit so the juices marinate the carrots.
3. Turn on stove. Grab a skillet – place on med-high heat burner. Add a drizzle of safflower oil – to coat the surface of the pan. When pan is hot, add the tempeh and any excess marinade liquid. Saute for about 2 minutes on each side (flip/rotate tempeh logs). Tempeh will begin to darken to a caramel color when it is ready. Lighter version: omit oil for saute in tempeh recipe, and bake the marinated tempeh.
4. Assembly: Add a nice layer of greens to your wrap. top with tempeh and carrots – and optional avocado.
5. Fold up wrap. Slice. Serve! Enjoy…

Check out some of my other must-try vegan recipes from Healthy. Happy. Life.
* Sweet Potato Veggie Burger with avocado
* Watermelon Frosty
* Easy 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Pudding

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