Ingredients/directions for 1 serving
3 Thick slices of Tempeh (fermented soybean - available in health stores)
5/6 Fresh sliced shiitake mushrooms
2-3 Handfuls of young spinach leaves
1 Clove of finely sliced garlic
Half an inch of chopped fresh ginger
Tamari sauce (available in health stores)
A little water
Optional: Sliced red chilli (if you like it spicy) and/or chopped lemon grass
Add olive oil to a medium heat pan with chopped ginger, garlic and a splash
of Tamari, then add the shiitake mushrooms, cook for a few minutes then add the chunks
of tempeh. Add the chili and/or lemon grass and cook for a few more minutes.
Water down a little Tamari sauce and add to pan with spinach leaves.
Stir for a few minutes adding a little water and serve. This does not need added salt as the Tamari
is season enough. Serve hot, this can be added to brown or wild rice, whole grain rice noodles or eaten as is.
Delicious and quick.
Health Benefits: Tempeh is the only truly healthy way to eat soybean protein as a meat replacement. The soybeans have been fermented and are easier to break down in the digestive process. Tempeh contains high quality protein that is more easily absorbed than other beans. It also contains soy isoflavins (phytoestrogens) that support hormonal health. Studies have shown that
Tempeh can support brain health and is now a recommended food to help prevent Dementia* later in life and helps improve cognition.
*Source: Loughborough Dementia Project, Loughborough University