The Best Glazed Tempeh!

Tempeh - either you hate it or you love it. If you're lukewarm about it, then I hope to change your mind with this recipe. Tempeh is made from fermented soy beans that are pressed together to make a block that you can chop up into small, bite-sized pieces. It's slightly bitter tasting and not very interesting by itself.

However, when you throw on a finger-licking delicious glaze, it's a whole different game! And you never have to ask the question "where do you get your protein from?" again :-).

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Makes 1 serving:

  • 1 Tbsp cold-pressed sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/2 pack of tempeh (113g/4oz)

For the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup

  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tsp mustard

  • freshly ground black pepper

  1. Pour the oil into a pan over medium heat and add the minced garlic for 2 minutes until browned and fragrant.

  2. In the meantime chop the tempeh into tiny cubes.

  3. Add the tempeh cubes to the pan and brown for 2 minutes.

  4. Whisk together all the glaze ingredients, then pour it over the tempeh, and let it sizzle and cook away.

  5. Serve this with a salad, in any whole grain bowl, and as part of your Balanced Plate. And if you have no idea what the Balanced Plate looks like, check out my 4 Week Health Kickstarter.


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