Many of you are probably asking yourself “what is tempeh”? I love incorporating tempeh into my diet to replace a portion of my animal intake. Tempeh is a fermented soy product with excellent health benefits. When we hear soy we have a common reaction to say “no, soy is bad”. That is true for the soy products we typically ingest here in North America. Our soy milks and soy products are often overly processed, genetically engineered, and stripped of all its nutritional properties. Tempeh is a fermented soy bean product consumed in its whole food state. The fermenation increases the digestibility, nutritional absorption, and concentration of bioactive peptides. To summarize, tempeh is a nutritional powerhouse that benefits our digestive health.
Here is a quick and easy recipe that you can whip up in 5 minutes flat. We got this recipe from The Chic Life and it has been a weekly occurrence in my house.
- 1 8-ounce block tempeh
- 2 tbsp dijon or grain mustard
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the mustard, maple syrup, and soy sauce. Then, whisk in the extra virgin olive oil until emulsified.
- Place tempeh into a Pyrex baking dish, stir marinade on top of the tempeh gently till tempeh is evenly coated, and let marinate for 15-30 minutes.
- Bake covered in the oven for 15 minutes. Turn tempeh pieces to other side and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Let us know how you enjoy this recipe!