Stir-fry with tempeh

This month, I got to cook from not one, but two (!) blogs for the secret recipe club. Yesterday I posted about my rendition of Julia’s delicious galette; today I am sharing my version of a recipe from the great blog My Fiance Likes It So It Must Be Good.

I’ve always enjoyed Peggy’s creations, and it didn’t take me long to decide what to make: she talked up this tempeh stir-fry just the other day and it looked like it would make a quick, healthy, and delicious summer lunch. My refrigerator was overflowing with veggies from my garden as well as some my dad gave me from his CSA, and I already had the tempeh, so this was the perfect dish to make.

If you are not familiar with tempeh, allow me to introduce the two of you. Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian soybean product, and I prefer it to tofu because it’s made from healthier fermented soy, and because it undergoes far less processing. It’s very high in protein and fiber, plus it keeps well, so I like to have a package in the fridge at all times to make dishes like this one on short notice.

I added a sweet potato instead of Peggy’s red potato and beets combination, and I made a couple of other changes to her recipe based on what I had on hand (and my penchant for spicy Asian dishes). But that’s the beauty of stir-fries: they are so adaptable! Thank you so much Peggy for the inspiration to whip up this nutritionally balanced bowl of deliciousness.

Sweet Potato and Tempeh Stir-Fry

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    Peggy — July 19, 2011 @ 9:19 am

    Oh Winnie, thank you so much! I was somewhat bummed out yesterday when I was the blog that had someone back out last minute – but when Amanda told me someone volunteered to do another recipe, I was overjoyed!

    And I’m so glad you did! This looks amazing and I love the sweet potato substitution – definitely going to have to try it this way next time =)

    Thanks again Winnie – this is why I love love love the blogging community so much! =)

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    Winnie — July 19, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    You are so welcome Peggy. I was happy to do it…would be very bummed if someone backed out on me, so wanted to make sure no one felt left out! Plus I enjoy your recipes so it was a “no brainer”!

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    Shelby — July 19, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    I’m sold on the stiffer-I can almost taste it!

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    Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen — July 19, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    Winnie, kudos to you for contributing not one, but TWO recipes to the SRC. Your kindness and graciousness is amazing! I stock tempeh all the time too because the kids and hubby love it, and I think your version of this summer stir-fry is just screaming for me to go ahead and use up my tempeh!

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    sarah, simply cooked — July 19, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Thank you for telling me the difference between tempeh and tofu. I don’t eat a lot of soy, so I would like to pick the healthiest items when I do.

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    Lisa~~ — July 19, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    This looks like a winning dish.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Holy Guacamole.

    Cook Lisa Cook

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    Kelly Wilson — July 19, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    It sounds and looks really good. I have to drive a ways to get the tempeh. Next time I drive to the city, I am going to get some and try this.

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    Delishhh — July 19, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    This looks fabulous. Nice work on the Secret Recipe Club. Isn’t it fun. I love finding new blogs and reading through them. Always love coming to your blog :)

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    Rachel — July 19, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    Very beautifully pictured. Gald to be at your space coutersy SRC.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — July 20, 2011 @ 2:01 am

    I’ve never been able to find a tempeh that I’ve liked, any recommendations? I’d love to try to use it again.

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    Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite — July 20, 2011 @ 5:10 am

    I love tempeh and often forget about it. Bookmarked this recipe for when I get home – it looks like a perfect summer or winter dish!

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    Amy @ A Little Nosh — July 29, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    That looks absolutely delicious! So glad to be part of SRC with you.

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    marla — August 1, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    Two recipes for the SRC?! You go girl. This is a great meatless meal.

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    Suzanne — August 11, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    YUM! Although not a tofu fan, this is the best looking veggie stir fry ever. Now you have, in turn, inspired me! Great for a meatless main course. Now, off to the store!

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    Amanda — August 11, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    I featured this beautiful dish today Winnie! :)

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    Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy — August 11, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    Interesting about tempeh; I didn’t know that. Thanks for “introducing” us;)