For my veggie followers – Roasted Tempeh with Shiitake and Sweet Potato

I am by  no means a vegetarian but every once in a while its interesting to try a veggie recipe.  I am completely against tofu because its so processed but tempeh is okay in my book.   I haven’t cooked with it in years so when I came across this recipe in Hungry for Change I decided to try it.  I’m pretty impressed with the results.  It smelled so good baking and tasted even better!

IMG_15671 12 oz block of organic – non-GMO tempeh, cut into 4 equal pieces

For the Marinade:

2 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons whole grain mustard

2 tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

For the Shiitake and Sweet Potato:

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 sweet potato, washed (and peeled, if desired), cut into 1/2-inch dice (not to be confused with a yam, sweet potatoes are white on the inside)

1 medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice

8-10 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed

2 garlic cloves, minced

4 kale leaves, stems removes, torn into bite-size pieces

Unrefined sea salt

IMG_1569To prepare the tempeh, place the cut pieces into a non-reactive glass baking dish.  Blend all the marinade ingredients together in a blender for 30 seconds, them pour over the tempeh.  Allow tempeh to marinate for at lease 1 hour or, ideally, overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Bake the marinated tempeh in its baking dish for 30 minutes.  Tempeh is baked sitting in its marinade. While the tempeh is cooking, make the hash. Melt oil in a heavy-bottomed pan, preferably cast-iron, over medium-high heat.  When the oil is hot, add the sweet potato and onion.  Saute, stirring often to prevent sticking, until the sweet potatoes are just about fork tender.  Stir in the shiitake caps, garlic, and kale leaves.  Saute all until the kale is wilted and tender.  Season with salt to taste, then divide the mixture between two serving plates.  Top with pieces of the tempeh and serve.

IMG_1571This was as super easy, quick meal that left me wanting to eat the whole pan of it.  Super yummy!  Happy cooking!

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