Tofu is not the only soy-bean based substitute you can turn to when cooking for a meatless meal. Tempeh (originally from Indonesia) has been a staple in the Asian diet for years but has recently gained popularity in the US.
Tempeh has a more textured and nutty flavor than tofu and is very high in protein and calcium. Because of its firm texture, you need to slice tempeh into small dices or cubes, not more than 3/4 inch thick before cooking. Check out the refrigerated section of your local Whole Foods or health food store and get ready to try some of these tasty recipes for your meatless Monday. Continue reading
Did you know that going meatless for just one meal per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and type 2 Diabetes, while also helping to cut your weekly grocery budget and reducing greenhouse gases? Get started with Meatless Monday by trying one of these recipes or add something new to your regular Meatless Monday rotation.
Vegetarian’s Shephard’s Pie // The Scrumptious Pumpkin
Though hearty and satisfying, this vegetarian shephard’s pie is lower in calories and saturated fat, while being high in fiber and protein. We love the addition of black beans for a great vegetarian alternative to meat.