Spotlight on: Protein Powerhouse Tempeh!

by Nicole on August 9, 2011

I’m always looking to try new foods and recipes, which in turn means that you guys (for better or for worse) get to hear about it too. I hope you think that’s a good thing, because I’m like the test dummy. Although, I know I have eccentric taste buds, but I promise, if I like it especially in a recipe I’m raving about, you probably will too. I hope you do give these foods a chance…especially today’s.

I don’t really like food labels as far as vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan or carnivores go. I believe in eating what you like in the way of nutritious whole foods, whether you are meat lovin’, raw diet craving or what have you. What I do promote greatly is trying meat-less meals at least once a week. And this my friend…. is a great way to get started.*

(*Side note: I DO NOT believe that all meat-less meals should be soy based, however tempeh is a great nutritious food that’s been around 1,000s of years that you can try. I believe soy should be eaten in great moderation in it’s less processed form like in tempeh.)

Meet Tempeh:

What the heck do you do with tempeh?

There are many different ways to prepare tempeh.

Tempeh Tacos

You can grate it or slice it.

grating it

Laury just posted a recipe yesterday for balsamic tempeh that I made last week. It was my first time making tempeh and I really liked it.

Mama Pea’s Orange Sesame Tempeh Recipe is yummy too.

Heather from Where’s the Beach made tempeh tacos (I made a recipe VERY similar to this last week: delicious!)

Another Mama Pea recipe, that you could swap out with tempeh is this taco recipe too.

Try this protein powerhouse for a break from a meat based dinner. Perfect for Meatless Monday, or any day of the week for that matter!

Check out some of my other Spotlight posts:

Spotlight on: Wheat Berries

Reader’s Spotlight: Quinoa Flour

Superfoods: What’s in my yogurt:

Something to do: Next week I’m having 2 more Pure Bliss Eats trunk shows. Go to the website and check them out! Come stop by and visit up!

Have a great day!

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Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 9, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I’ve had tempeh in restaurants but I’ve never made it myself. Will have to give it a go!
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Matt @ The Athlete's Plate August 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Tempeh is so good if it’s cooked right! I make the best tempeh bacon ;)
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Laury @thefitnessdish August 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Yum! Tempeh! Thanks for the shout out, Nicole!

I am now wanting tempeh tacos…grating it is such an awesome idea!!!
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Jess @ Fit Chick in the City August 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Have you been spying on my meals? I’ve been on a tempeh kick all summer. Love it!
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Charlotte January 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Great post!!! I just bought some tempeh…googled how to make and decided that it’s probably best to stick with the store bought organic version, lol.


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