Savory, slightly sweet, and as spicy as you choose to make them, these delightfully flavored strips of tofu or tempeh are delicious in wraps and sandwiches. Or, just enjoy them on their own to bolster the protein content of meals. If you’d like to use both tofu and tempeh, as shown in the photo, double the amount of marinade. Cook each kind of protein separately, then arrange on a plate to serve.
For your summer barbecue pleasure, grilled pineapple makes a heavenly foil for the assertive flavor of the hoisin-marinated tempeh and green beans. If there was ever a dish that captured the essence of vegan BBQ bliss, this would be it! Adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen.* more→
One of the easiest hot meals you can make is a great grilled cheese. Just slap two slices of (vegan) cheese in between two slices of your favorite bread and you’re ready to go. Adding a bowl of tomato soup really brings the meal to the next level, but the problem remains that no matter how masterful you are at crafting your sandwich, you’re typically stuck with a generic, watery bowl of soup. Try something new with your own homemade carrot tomato garden veggie tempeh soup. Not only does it have more than just tomatoes, but it’s packed with tempeh protein. more→
This Thai Coconut Tempeh dish was inspired by a chicken recipe in a recent issue of Martha Stewart Living. I was lured in by the words “coconut” and “pineapple,” and the recipe was easily veganized by swapping out chicken for tempeh and fish sauce for tamari. I also added some vegetables to the dish to give it a nutrient boost, and served it with a side of sautéed kale, because every meal should contain some greens. Contributed by Dianne Wenz, from VeggieGirl. more→
Tempeh and vegetables enveloped in barbecue sauce and roasted brings out amazing flavors, and makes your kitchen aromatic as they bake. Serve with a simple grain or pasta dish and a green salad for an easy weeknight meal.
These tasty strips are good with pancakes, on a sandwich or wrapped in a corn tortilla, or served over a cooked grain, such as brown rice, millet, quinoa, or kasha. Prepare with wheat-free soy sauce if you want them to be gluten-free. more→
If your meal needs just a little extra something in the protein department, but not necessarily a filling main dish, this is a nice choice. It also works well as an appetizer. These fries can be a bit addictive, so you may want to double the recipe if serving hungry tempeh fans. Adapted from Vegan Express. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→