Tempt With Tempeh – The Recipe

This dish was inspire by the famous chef and RD, Jackie Newgent’s Szechwan Tempeh Vegetable Stir Fry found in her book, The All Natural Diabetes Cookbook. Being a mother as well as RD, never leaves me enough time to get all of a recipe’s ingredients plus I truly hate measuring foods. Nevertheless, this dish even turned my fearful husband into a tempeh lover. And somehow, I lost the gingerroot before making the recipe so I substituted Lighthouse freeze Dried Ginger root. The freeze dried herbs never disappoint. It is preferable to use organic produce and condiments when and if possible and cost effective.


1 Cup Low Sodium Chicken or Vegetable Broth

¼ Cup Ketchup

2 Tbsps. Low Sodium Tamari Sauce

1 Tbspn. Peanut Oil

1 Tbsp. Siracha Sauce (add 2 Tbsps. if you like heat)

1 Tbsp. fresh garlic, minced or Lightehouse Freeze Dried Garlic

1 ½ Tsp. Fresh grated gingerroot or about the same of Lighthouse Freeze Dried Ginger Root


2 Tsp. Peanut Oil

1 Package of Tempeh (about 10 oz) cut into cubes

½ large Vidalia Onion

3 cups broccoli florets (can buy precut)

1 cup shredded cabbage (any color)

1 Large Red Pepper, sliced

1 Large Green Pepper, sliced



  1. In a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat, add the frist seven ingredients (from broth to gingerroot). Stir and continue to cook the “broth” for about 5 minutes and then lower the heat to a simmer.
  2. Heat Peanut oil in a large skillet over medium to high heat. You can use high heat as peanut oil has a higher smoke point. Add the onions and tempeh cubes, until they are golden and browned. Keep the mixture moving.
  3. Next add the broccoli florets and cabbage to the stir fry. After a few minutes, add the broth mixture and peppers to the large skillet. Stir fry for about another 2-3 minutes and then smile. You are done.


Serve in a white dish and instagram us your version @MomDishesItOut. Feel free to serve with a grain even one of the 90 second Seeds of Change grain mixes. Use the mediation from Women’s Health Body Clock Diet to begin your eating experience. With your fives senses, take your first bite. Enjoy and of course turn inwards to become mindful of your hunger and fullness cues. This will help you determine your portion. You are likely able to get 4 servings from this recipe.

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