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The other night I was craving chicken nuggets, but when you have many food intolerances (egg, gluten, soy), this limits the junk-food items. When these cravings happen, you learn to become creative! Earlier this year, I came across Squirrel Tempeh, which is SOY FREE! Crazy, right? Their product is 99% beans and lentils and 1% “mycelium” which is the mushroom that binds the beans together. It is so easy to slice and won’t fall apart like some other brands we have tried.
I’m a bit late to the whole air frying party, but air fryers work by circulating hot air to make your food nicely crispy. In short, they give you deep-fried food, with none of the deep frying. Win-win, right?
For most things, you only need a minimal amount of oil to get the same results as deep fat frying. Better still, some dishes can be made in an air fryer with no oil at all – like this vegan Kale Salad and “Chicken” Nuggets made from soy-free tempeh.
Kale Salad and “Chicken” Nuggets
Makes 2 servings
Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Plant Based
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