I’ve been trying to get a little more protein in my diet and since I rarely eat meat, I’ve been eating more eggs, more tempeh, and a little tofu. If you’re new to tempeh, it’s fermented and pressed soybeans. It looks like this. Yeah, not really appetizing.
And those stats make me happy. 16 grams of protein with 160 calories and no cholesterol. Not too shabby, says me.
I was flipping through the index of Clean Food and saw a recipe for tempeh quesadillas. I didn’t have everything the recipe called for so I improvised.
First, I cut 1/3 of the tempeh block into cubes and then placed it in a steamer in a pot over an inch of water. I brought it to a boil, then covered and steamed for 5 minutes.
Whole wheat tortilla + rBST-free colby jack cheese + a little heat in the skillet. Top that with the tempeh/salsa mix and a little more cheese.
Melty melty. Tasty tasty.
And a pup under your chair.
And you’ve got a great lunch.
Have you ever tried tempeh?
P.S. Check out my post-it on Operation Beautiful!