Eureka! I Found a Great Bread! Plus a Grilled Tempeh Sandwich Recipe
Posted Jun 26 2013 11:17pm
I was recently given the opportunity to sample Eureka! Baking Company Bread . I may talk about this all the time not have mentioned it before, but I love bread. Toast in the morning, sandwiches for lunch, fresh and hot with dinner, I love it all. So this may just be a match made in heaven.
When my package arrived, it was heavier than expected. It was bread after all. When I opened the box, though, I found out why. The kind folks at Eureka! had sent along some fun goodies, including a t-shirt, cloth bags, notepads, and, coolest, orange sunglasses to match the man on the Eureka! logo.
Also included were three loaves of bread! I love the names: Seeds the Day (wheat bread, packed with five seeds, then rolled in more seedy goodness); Saaa-Wheat! (chewy with just the right crunch); and Grainiac (packed with 12 grains). All Eureka! Baking Company breads are USDA organic, certified vegan and contain no HFCS, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
As much as I love bread, there is no way I could eat my way through three loaves before they went stale, so I popped two in the freezer and started with the Saaa-Wheat. The timing of the arrival of my package was perfect, because I had Tempeh Burgers on the menu for dinner. I simply changed things up, and instead we had Grilled Tempeh Sandwiches on Saaa-Wheat bread (recipe below).
In spite of its name, Saaa-Wheat has just a touch of sweetness, which blended perfectly with the nutty flavor of the tempeh. The bread has a nice texture, grilled up beautifully without falling apart, and best of all, it tastes great.
For my breakfast toast, I pulled a couple slices of the Seeds the Day out of the freezer just to try. This may be my favorite. It is a hearty bread, a little crunchy, and very flavorful.
I am looking forward to trying the Graniac next. This truly is a match made in bakery heaven.
Cut the tempeh in half, then in half lengthwise to make 4 square patties. The recipe is for two, so you can use both on each sandwich or put two aside for later.
Steam the tempeh in a steaming basket for 15- 20 minutes.
Mix together the oil, Aminos, broth, Sriracha, garlic powder, and Liquid Smoke.
Place the steamed tempeh in a small flat container and pour the marinade on top. Allow to marinate for at least 15 minutes, turning once or twice.
Preheat a tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat.
Saute the onions and peppers until soft, about 5 minutes.
Push the vegetables aside and add the tempeh. Cook until lightly browned on both sides, about 5 minutes.
Remove the vegetables and tempeh from the pan.
If needed, heat another tablespoon of oil.
Add the Eureka! Baking Company bread. Heat on one side for about 2 minutes then turn over. Place a slice of the Daiya Provolone on 2 slices of the bread. Top with the vegetables. Place the tempeh on the other 2 slices of bread. Carefully, using a spatula, place the tempeh half of the bread on top of the vegetables. Press down firmly.
Reduce the heat to medium, and grill until the bread is a golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Before serving, add the avocado and mustard.
Overall, I really like the Eureka! Baking Company bread. I appreciate the fact that it is made with whole, organic grains, and of course I am ecstatic whenever a product is clearly marked vegan. It makes my label reading so much easier. If you want more information about Eureka! Baking Company, check out their website or their Facebook page .
Are you a bread lover? Be honest now! And for those of you who stuck with this post until the end, a reward: