Tempeh Brunch At Home

19 May 2009

A simple quick brunch of Tempeh, Chicken Apple Sausage, Portobello w/ Balsamic Vinegar, and Organic Sprouts. Washed down with Ginger Tea.

Yum. :)

Do you know what Tempeh is?

Tempeh is a traditional soy product originally from Indonesia. It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form, similar to a very firm vegetarian burger patty. Tempeh is unique among major traditional soy foods in that it is the only one that did not originate in the Sinosphere. It originated in today’s Indonesia, and is especially popular on the island of Java, where it is a staple source of protein. Like tofu, tempeh is made from soybeans, but it is a whole soybean product with different nutritional characteristics and textural qualities. Tempeh’s fermentation process and its retention of the whole bean give it a higher content of protein, dietary fiber, and vitamins. It has a firm texture and an earthy flavor which becomes more pronounced as it ages. Because of its nutritional value, tempeh is used worldwide in vegetarian cuisine; some consider it to be a meat analogue. via

Even though Tempeh is 100% vegetarian, there are many creative and easy recipes out there that you can try. One time, in college freshman year yoga class potluck party, I made Tempeh Maki Roll which was a hit amongst my classmates and yoga teacher. :)



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