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Tempeh Stir-Fry

Serves 2 to 3
Time 50 min
Karen from Dallas made this dish for one of her favorite cooking teachers. "She paid me the compliment a student would hope to receive from their teacher by asking for the recipe." This healthy stir-fry combines tempeh and whole grain pasta with colorful vegetables.
Ingredients
  • 1 (8-ounce) package tempeh cut into bite-size cubes
  • 5 thin slices fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 6 ounces whole wheat pasta spirals
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 large carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup frozen petite peas or green beans
  • 1/4 cup arame seaweed rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
Method

Place tempeh and ginger in a steamer basket. Sprinkle with fennel seeds and steam over boiling water for 20 to 30 minutes. Discard ginger after steaming.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook until tender, about 9 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add oil and swirl to coat the surface of the wok. Add carrots and onion and stir-fry until vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add peas, arame and cabbage and stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Stir in curry powder and tamari and cook for 1 minute more, stirring constantly. (If the mixture seems too dry, add water 1 tablespoon at a time.)

Add reserved tempeh and pasta. Stir to combine all ingredients and cook until heated through.

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  • 1 (8-ounce) package tempeh cut into bite-size cubes
  • 5 thin slices fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 6 ounces whole wheat pasta spirals
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 large carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup frozen petite peas or green beans
  • 1/4 cup arame seaweed rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons tamari