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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Autumn Dinner - Pumpkin Rice with Maple Balsamic Tempeh


Pumpkin Rice Bowls with Maple Balsamic Tempeh vegan

This is my favorite time of year for about a million reasons, but one of those reasons is: pumpkin everything! I'm always a little unsure of how to incorporate pumpkin into savory dishes, I stick to the same 2 or 3 recipes, but that's gotten a little boring. I was so excited to try out this recipe for Pumpkin Rice Bowls with Maple Balsamic Tempeh and it didn't disappoint.

My favorite part of this dish is the maple balsamic tempeh using Lightlife's Organic Tempeh. It's so delicious, a little sweet but tangy. The pumpkin in the rice is subtle and creamy and makes the white rice a little more interesting. The recipe said to steam the broccoli but I roasted it for about 20 minutes at 450 degrees, just because I prefer roasted broccoli over steamed, and it really brought the whole dish together. Plus, we topped it with some vegan "parmesan"(hemp seeds, nutritional yeast, and a pinch of salt mixed together-- super easy).

Another thing about this meal that I loved was how easy it was to make. I arrived home tired and not at all in the mood to cook but once I got going, I was fine. No complicated techniques are necessary for this dish. It's flavorful, filling, and easy-- exactly what I want in a dinner.

Spencer and I both loved this meal and we keep all the ingredients stocked in our house, so it will be easy to make again soon. It's a great dinner for cold autumn nights in! You can find the full recipe and instructions here.

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*This post was sponsored by Lightlife. All opinions are mine!*
6 comments on "Autumn Dinner - Pumpkin Rice with Maple Balsamic Tempeh"
  1. I honestly cannot believe this is vegan! It looks so tasty and definitely something I could see myself nibbling on!
    Ffi | The Essence of Red

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    1. I've made it quite a few times since posting this and I can't get enough! 😋

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  2. I'm not a big pumpkin person by my husband can't get enough of it and would LOVE this!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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    1. The pumpkin isn't very noticeable, it just makes the dish a little creamier and more nutritious. I always have a ton of pumpkin leftover after I make this and give it to my pets, they go crazy for it!

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  3. This looks so delicious! I need to try it out that's for sure! (:

    Single Vegas Girl
    http://singlevegasgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. I've been a bit obsessed with it lately 😋

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