What is tempeh? Tempeh is a traditional soy product originating from Indonesia. It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form. Sounds gross, right? Well, it is actually delicious, because just like tofu, it absorbs the flavor you add to it.
Where can I find tempeh? You can find tempeh at any health food store. I have also found it at my local grocery store. Whole foods and Trader Joe’s both carry tempeh.
Is it good for me? Tempeh is awesome for you! It is known to reduce cholesterol, increase bone density, reduce menopausal symptoms and promote muscle recovery. It is also packed with probiotics, which is good for gut health. It is also scientifically proven (http://www.scielo.br/pdf/cta/v32n3/aop5263.pdf) that tempeh is easily digestible, which is awesome for people with digestion issues, such as myself.
How do I prepare tempeh? Tempeh is really easy to prepare. Cut it into slices or cubes, boil for 15 minutes to release bitter taste, marinate in desired sauce, and pan fry/bake/grill the tempeh.