Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tempeh Sloppy Joe

Before I even begin, I want to apologize for not commenting on you blogs! I have been reading but you can only imagine how hard it is to leave a comment when two of your keys are not working! damn you G and H! Damn you…

Besides my laptop being a brat, things have been going great on this end!

Eats and Workouts

Ayer for Breakfast I made myself Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Chips and topped with PB & Co. Smooth Operator and Light Syrup


For Lunch I had a Green Monster with 2 scoops of Chocolate LMM, Spinach, 1/2 a Banana, Water, and Splenda


I then did some shopping with mi familia and on the list were sneakers! First off I have a pet peeve with Sports Authority! Don’t tell me that I should buy protection for my sneakers when I first got them and promise me that I can get a brand new pair, if they break down.

I was so mad ayer! I went to exchange them, only to find out that they changed their policy and I have to mail my sneakers back, then get a gift card, THEN I can use it to buy my new sneakers! F*cking A! Thankfully the manager let me put a pair on hold until I get my stupid gift card in the mail. Damn you Sports Authority…damn you…

I still needed to get another pair for cross training AKA Turbo Fire but I refuse to give them any more business so I went to Macy’s since I had a Gift Card and got these babies! Nike Trainer Essential.


Last night for din din I decided to try a new recipe…Tempeh Sloppy Joe!


First I sautéed the Tempeh and chopped Onions in a little bit of Oil (until brown)


I then tossed in a can of Manwich Sauce

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I paired the the Tempeh Sloppy Joe with Mashed Potatoes (1 small potato, FF Milk, Salt, and Light I can’t Believe it’s not Butter)

And 2% Sharp Cheddar Cheese


Comfort food done right!


This was delish but next time I will add some BBQ Sauce to the mix and less Manwich Sauce.


This morning I put on my new sneakers and did Turbo Fire HIIT 20! I am seriously loving these workouts! I love that I can do 20 minutes and be a sweaty beast! I also did 10 minutes of the stretch class.

After my workout I refueled with Oikos Honey Yogurt, PB & Co Smooth Operator and sliced Strawberries.


With my usual Cafe con Leche


So I know it is important to know the right people and sometimes even more important to know people in high places but I think it is better to know the people in your local supermarket (and be NICE to them) so when you make a request; they actually listen to you! Last week I asked the produce manager to order Caramel Oikos and he promised that he would and HE DID!


Which I am enjoying right now with lunch!


Tip of the day; be nice to everyone you cross paths with!



  1. I love Sloppy Joes but I haven't been eating meat lately so I'm glad you posted this. Looks delicious.

    I hate when companies change there policy, or don't give you the full details. I had a similar experience recently and I was furious.

    Reading your posts about Turbo Fire really make me want to try it. It sounds so intense, but in a good way :)

  2. Sloppy Joes are a go to food in my house when I need something quick and easy. I actually have a few recipes that mix up the ingredients as well.

    Hope you are well!!

  3. Tempeh sloppy joes sound amazing. I love faux sloppy joes. Juicy, sloppy, and everything fun!

  4. Yay, I love tempeh, what a great idea! Do you know if the Manwich has any dairy or eggs in it?

  5. You are so creative with your tempeh! I haven't had a sloppy joe since day camp back in the day! Glad you finally found the Caramel Oikos! I need to try it still!

  6. I'm so glad you love tempeh! It's one of my favorite meat substitutes.

    Ugh Sports Authority makes me angry. I could never buy sneakers there.

  7. I love that tip!!
    LOVE the sloppy joes!! I make em w. lean beef n they r so good!

  8. i feel you on the broken keyboard-my t key has stuck forever, and there are a couple others starting to do it too!

  9. that is great advice! that is afterall hwo i got my job here!

    i miss your posts and daily visits. I know yyour absence means you are doing bigger and better things!

    what a coincidence, i have snobby joes on my list for next week... using lentils intead of meat.

  10. How do sneakers break down?

  11. Those sloppy joes look FABULOUS!! And so simple! I buy the tempeh from Trader Joe's all the time, and I'm getting sort of sick of the same thing I keep doing with it. I am definitely trying sloppy joes next time!
    Sorry about the shoes. I hate it when stores' return policy is so complicated. Simple and easy is always best, and the best way to keep customers... DUH!

  12. wow GREAT sloppy joes!!! tempy joes more like it ;)

    killer new wheels girl. and i read your last post! the other day i was so pissed tlc wouldn't let me combine flavors. like wtf!

  13. Oh that looks delicious girl,I will have to try this recipe out.

  14. I have not had sloppy joes since elementary school when I didn't know what was in them because I didn't know English yet, hehe. Yours are definitely an upgrade :)

    I am all about being nice to people- you never know when you will cross paths!

  15. The tempeh sloppy joes look awesome! I love anything sloppy joe related. Your new sneakers are adorable. Stupid Sports Authority-they are ridiculous!

  16. YUMMM wow, now that i am on this comp diet, it is seriously mouth watering to see some of the creations that people are making on their blogs! i want that caramel oikos and melted chedder MMMMMMM

    LOVE the turbo fire shoes!

  17. That sucks that the keys still don't work. Seriously, that Sloppy Joe looks off the hook. Wish you could ship one to me on the island!

  18. Wow, I haven't had tempeh in so long. You make it look so good!! Sad when stores change their policies without the customer knowing. Now they lost you & who knows who else!!!

  19. Loving the kicks!!! I tried tempeh once and wasnt a fan of it but after seeing your pic, it looks awesome and I may need to try it again.
    I still havent tried caramel greek yogurt. I am kinda scarred from my chocolate greek yogurt experience :(

  20. I love tempeh!! That sloppy joe looks amazing.

  21. Your poor computer problems! I would go insane by now! Even going to Cold Stone wouldn't help you ;)

    The sloppy joe's look amazing! Comfort food is right!

  22. Sorry about your computer woes. I totally empathize with you.

    And thanks for the reminder to be nice to everyone you meet.

    You foods look so good.


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