Benefits of Tempeh

Tempeh, a fermented soybean-based product that originates from Indonesia, has gained popularity all over the world. Not only is it a source of probiotics – it is also a rich source of protein, making it an excellent meat substitute for vegetarians and omnivores, alike. This cake-like product is typically made of fermented soybeans and has an earthy, nutty flavor. During the fermentation process, the bacteria also produce vitamin B12, a nutrient that soybeans do not naturally contain. Tempeh is also a rich source of other B vitamins, such as vitamin B6 and folic acid.

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 35 min

Servings: 2

Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
    • 1 (8 oz) package tempeh, thinly sliced into strips
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
    • 4 drops of liquid stevia
    • 2 cups blanched kale
    • dash of sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Instructions

    • Blanch your kale if you haven’t already: Place de-stemmed and chopped kale in boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place the kale in a bowl of ice water. Drain well. Sometimes I actually squeeze the kale to wring out all the extra liquid.
    • Melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add tempeh strips and cook for 2-3 minutes, flip and cook for another 2 minutes or until both sides of the tempeh slices are brown.
    • While tempeh is browning, whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, ginger, cumin, Italian seasoning and stevia in a small bowl.
    • Once tempeh has browned, add blanched kale and the lemony garlic mixture. Stir to coat. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add salt and ground pepper to taste and serve.

 

Recipe adapted from eatingbirdfood.com

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