When I first bought tempeh about a year ago, I had no idea what it was or what it would taste like.  It’s a mix of fermented soybeans, rice, barley, and millet, with a chewy texture and nutty flavor.  1/4 of the package (about a serving, in my opinion) is 120 calories, 5.5 grams of fat, and 10 grams of protein.  

My first experience with tempeh was also my first attempt at grilling - it turned into a delicious sandwich with grilled veggies, hummus, and goat cheese.

 

After Gina’s post earlier this week, I was craving a good tempeh sandwich.  I almost always have a package in my fridge since it has a long shelf life.  

Saturday morning after yoga, I was craving a breakfast sandwich, and decided to make some “tempeh bacon” to go with it.

I “make” tempeh bacon by cutting the tempeh into thin slices and marinating it in a mixture of liquid aminos (or soy sauce), a bit of Worchestire or a pinch of liquid smoke, and a pinch of season salt.  When I’m not avoiding added sugar, some maple syrup or honey might be added, too. :)  Marinate it for a few minutes and then cook in a skillet for a few minutes on each side. 

Along with wheat bread, avocado, egg whites, and nutritional yeast, this made one amazing breakfast sandwich.

I used the rest of the tempeh last night as a topping on a tortilla pizza, along with some sautéed mushrooms.

With garlicy cooked spinach, tempeh, mushrooms, mozzarella, and feta.

I had one for dinner last night and one for my lunch today.

Do you like tempeh?  What’s your favorite way to eat it?

I even snacked on a bit of it raw (it’s fully cooked) last night as I was cooking, and it wasn’t bad at all!  Thanks for all of the congrats for my brother!

The winner of the Chobani giveaway was Ray!   Congrats!

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