Oh-So Tempeh

On our quest on eating healthier and cleaner, I’m trying new foods I haven’t even heard of. The risk of being healthier is sometimes taking a plunge into the unknown and trying certain foods and vegetables you wouldn’t dream of eating. Why would you eat something you never heard of?

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Exactly, you wouldn’t. Hell, for the longest time I didn’t. Now I’m a bit older and a bit wiser and well, junk food ain’t doing it for me anymore.

Introducing tempeh.

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One of my friends recently went vegan, and she’s been praising tempeh to the gods. After seeing her enthusiastic posts, I figured why not? Let me try tempeh and see what the hype is.

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Tempeh is pretty much fermented soybeans in a block form. However, the true benefits of tempeh comes in what it’s hiding:

A 3-ounce (84-gram) serving of tempeh contains these nutrients (2):

  • Calories: 162
  • Protein: 15 grams
  • Carbs: 9 grams
  • Total fat: 9 grams
  • Sodium: 9 milligrams
  • Iron: 12% of the RDI
  • Calcium: 9% of the RDI
  • Riboflavin: 18% of the RDI
  • Niacin: 12% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 18% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 21% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 54% of the RDI

RDI= recommended daily intake.

It sounds good but how does this stuff taste?

I decided to try a new recipe located here. We’re not on any kind of diet but we do want to eat better. I figured it couldn’t hurt to try, right?

For the recipe, I chose black kale because I never even knew it existed. It’s actually rather pretty:

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It also has some pretty dope anti-cancer benefits.

I de-stemmed it and blanched it out.

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Honestly, I only used one bunch but the next time I’ll use a couple of bunches.

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Look how beautiful that green is!!!! OMG!!!!

I fried the tempeh in coconut oil and added the recipe sauce to it:

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And then I added the black kale:

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Results:

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Yes, it’s not the prettiest picture but that’s beside the point. It tasted great! I highly recommend this recipe!

How do you tempeh?

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