Vegan

Tempeh Croutons

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Yields: 4 people
Ingredients: 
  • 1 package tempeh
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon shoyu
Directions: 
  1. Slice tempeh into bite-size cubes.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the oil, vinegar and shoyu.
  3. Add tempeh and mix well.
  4. Place tempeh in a baking dish or on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees until golden brown, about 45 minutes.
  5. Let cool and serve in your favorite salad.

 

Very Versatile Mashed Tempeh

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yields: 2 people
Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 cup arame
  • 8 ounces tempeh
  • 1/2 small onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery, 1 or 2 stalks
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon ginger juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt to taste
Directions:
  1. Rinse arame and soak for 2 minutes.
  2. Place tempeh, onion and arame in a pot.
  3. Add water and bring to boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. When done cooking drain any excess water through a strainer and transfer to a mixing bowl.
  5. Mash with fork.
  6. Add celery, tahini, ginger juice and lemon juice.
  7. Mix well and add salt to taste.
Notes:
  • For an extra kick, add 1/2 a diced pear and a few splashes of umeboshi vinegar.
  • Use the mashed tempeh to make a sandwich on whole grain bread or use as a filling for a wrap by putting a scoop inside a collard leaf or sheet of nori and rolling it up.

 

Nori Ginger Tofu Scramble

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Yields: 2 people
Ingredients: 
  • 3 sheets nori
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 package tofu
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon tamari
Directions:
  1. Cut nori sheets into very thin one inch strips (scissors work best).
  2. Heat oil in a skillet.
  3. Crumble tofu and add to skillet once oil is heated
  4. Simmer until tofu is heated
  5. Stir in nori, ginger, nutritional yeast and tamari.
  6. Cook for 5 more minutes or until fully heated through.
Notes: 
  • Sprinkle on toasted sesame seeds for added flavor.