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Subject: Tempeh anyone?
Date Posted: 10/22/2007 2:40 AM ET
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After being vegan for 15+ years, I finally ate tempeh.  And, now I can't do without it.  LOL  I buy a pack, freeze it, then throw it on sandwiches, in my soup, in rice, in vegetables, whatever.  It cooks easy and adds a little texture to everything.  I think it has a slight nutty taste.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 10/26/2007 4:30 AM ET
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I was vegan for 4+ years too.  I used a lot of tempeh as well - mainly in stir-fry. :)

Date Posted: 10/27/2007 9:36 AM ET
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I find I have to boil it first or it is too bitter.  Does freezing it change the texture at all, Melody?  I like it sometimes with a curry sauce.

Date Posted: 10/27/2007 10:44 PM ET
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Melanie - How long do you boil it for? I have only tried tempeh once and thought it was way too bitter, maybe I'll try it again   :)

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 2:56 AM ET
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Melanie, I haven't noticed a texture change.  I break it up into chunks and throw it in the freezer bag.  It thaws well in the microwave.  I found it to have a more nutty flavor.  Maybe that depends on the type?  I think this is LightLife Tempeh.  It's 3 grain tempeh with brown rice, millet, and barley.

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 4:45 AM ET
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What is tempeh?

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 10:05 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/14/2007 3:47 PM ET
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I looked up TEMPEH in my GIANT BOOK OF TOFU COOKING by Evans & Rankin and it defined it :

"A chunky, tender soybean cake traditionally used in Indonesian food, tempeh has a distinctive nutlike taste.  It's sold fermented with a a variety of grains such as quinoa and barley.  Tempeh comes in several marinated flavors too."

I love it!  I like to make sandwiches with it.

Rachel C., hope this helps

All the best, Anna S.


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Date Posted: 11/24/2007 1:43 PM ET
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Hi there!

Just posted several diet and cookbooks for healthy eating - all in excellent/new condition:


This one had several recipes for Tempeh and nearly all the recipes in the book are vegetarian and mostly lactose free -


The Natural Gourmet  by Annemarie Colbin    

The author was working in a cooking school to teach whole foods cooking and the book is based on a Chinese food theory of 5 elements to balance meals.


Date Posted: 12/2/2007 11:55 PM ET
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can i just say the best sandwich i ever put into my mouth is made with Tempeh. It is called a Tempeh Ruben. Toast some rye bread and fry up some Tempeh and some sourkrout swiss chess and thousand island dressing and prepare your self for a nice treat. also good with tacos.