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Tofu and Tempeh


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Tempeh Croutons 

Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cooking Time:
45 minutes
Yields:
4 servings
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 servings
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.