Thursday, May 27, 2010

What Is Tempeh?

A city in Arizona, is the first thing that comes to mind whenever I think of this tasty and nutritious protein-loaded staple of vegetarian cooking. But what is tempeh? This video may shed some light on the subject:



1. made from whole soybeans that are soaked, dehulled, and partially cooked
2. it’s the only major soy-based food that did not originate in China or Japan
3. is created through fermentation
4. loaded with vegetable protein (20 grams per serving)
5. easy to digest
6. often used as a meat substitute in vegan and vegetarian cuisine
7. a staple food in Indonesia for over 2000 years
8. very good source of manganese
9. great source of fiber
10. tastes great!

As a vegetarian, I am always in search of vegetable protein sources, and tempeh is an excellent addition to the legumes, lentils, beans and whole grain products I consume daily. And because of its texture, it can be prepared in many ways:

· stir-fried
· sliced
· diced
· grated
· shredded
· baked
· pan-fried
· grilled
· stewed

And, the best part, it tastes delicious.

Tempeh has inspired me to get back in the kitchen and create a few new veg out with mike vids—stay tuned.

Also, a soy-base, meat-substitute food like tempeh, that is low in calories, high in fiber, and loaded with healthy protein, will help you lose weight. How much weight is up to you, as this video will help explain:


If you’re looking for a meat substitute, or just a delicious addition to your vegetarian diet, look no further than tempeh.

Until next time,




LayoutSeed said...

Pretty good post. I just came by your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

Dwacon said...

Another good one, Mike!

Tempeh don't look tasteh...

But if it will help me build muscle and lose weight...

The Fitness Diva said...

Tempe is a city in Arizona, Mike! ;)
I just couldn't resist!!! :D

Hope all is well, and I will have to add some tempe to my list of proteins.

Take care!

Susan Blake said...

Hi Mike! Great reminder, thank you very much, to add tempeh to my next shopping trip. I honestly did not think of Arizona - I'm a midwesterner, haha!

nipon said...

nice post mike.Tempeh and tempeh hahah

RE - Entrepod said...

and you left out two things

1. totally inedible for renal patients
2. totally undigestable by crohns patients.

and yes we are both.

Unknown said...

layoutseed: thanks for the nice visit...

dwacon: it is tastier than it looks...

diva: you rock, diva!

suzen: you rock too, suz....and let me know how you like the tempeh...

nipon: haha....peace

reentrepod: sadly, all foods cannot be the right foods for all people...good luck with your challenges...



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Jen said...

I'm not a vegetarian but I love soy foods. It might be because it is the number one crop grown here but we eat a lot of soy. It is healthy, tastes great and easy to prepare in so many different ways. Alton Brown made soy shakes the other night and they sounded delicious.