When you’re eating a plant-based diet and see a dish full of cheese and bacon, you might find yourself drooling at the thought of having a bite. Some of you may easily resist, but I know a tasty looking dish when I see one and my internal devil kicks in and teases me.
We struggle daily with willpower when it comes to many things like sweets, exercise, or new clothes. You’re not alone.
We all struggle with willpower. I am reading a book right now called, “The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It,” and am learning about how our primitive instincts are still active today. This book promises “to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity.” I’ll let you know how it goes.
In the meantime, here is a dish that has all the plant-based goodness you’re seeking AND is oh, so satisfying! Using a vegan cheese sauce easily made in the blender, this dish is layered with potatoes, onion, tempeh bacon and sprinkled with jalapeños. It was an experiment that worked. My husband and I couldn’t get enough. If you are not a jalapeño lover, you can leave them out. I used the Tofurky brand tempeh bacon to make it easy.
I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments below for this Potato Gratin with Jalapeno Tempeh Bacon! If you have a photo, post it on my Facebook page, tag me using the hashtag #plantbasedcooking