Tofu and Tempeh

Tempeh Croutons

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cooking Time:

45 minutes

Yields:

4 people

Ingredients:

1 package tempeh

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoon shoyu

Directions:

  • Slice tempeh into bite-size cubes.
  • In a bowl, mix together the oil, vinegar and shoyu.
  • Add tempeh and mix well.
  • Place tempeh in a baking dish or on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees until golden brown, about 45 minutes.
  • Let cool and serve in your favorite salad.

Very Versatile Mashed Tempeh

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cooking Time:

30 minutes

Yields:

2 people

Ingredients:

1/2 cup arame

8 ounces tempeh

1/2 small onion, finely diced

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup finely chopped celery, 1 or 2 stalks

2 tablespoons tahini

1 tablespoon ginger juice

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Sea salt to taste

Directions:

  • Rinse arame and soak for 2 minutes.
  • Place tempeh, onion and arame in a pot.
  • Add water and bring to boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When done cooking drain any excess water through a strainer and transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Mash with fork.
  • Add celery, tahini, ginger juice and lemon juice.
  • Mix well and add salt to taste.

Notes:

  • For an extra kick, add 1/2 a diced pear and a few splashes of umeboshi vinegar.
  • Use the mashed tempeh to make a sandwich on whole grain bread or use as a filling for a wrap by putting a scoop inside a collard leaf or sheet of nori and rolling it up.

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