GRILLED TEMPEH VEGGIE STIR-FRY
PREP: 15-20 MINS
Serves: Approximately 2
Approximately ¼ cup of Coconut oil/sesame oil/avocado oil – I prefer sesame oil to grill tempeh as I don’t like the taste of coconut oil with tempeh
1 medium size Carrot
1 medium size sweet potato
1 medium size Zucchini
1 pack of Tempeh, cubed - marinate for 10-15 minutes in coconut aminos or tamari
*Protein alternative: egg or chicken both are generally tolerated by people with UC
2 tsp of grated Ginger
1 clove of Garlic, minced
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp of Curry powder
1-2 sprigs of Cilantro leaves
1 tsp salt or to taste
Water if needed
Heat an iron skillet at medium heat and add 3-4 teaspoons of oil.
Sauté/grill sweet potato and carrot until brown and soft not mushy (on the crispy side).
Add oil as desired/needed. Transfer them to another, preferably a bigger, skillet.
Then grill/sauté Zucchini until it is done.
Transfer it to the bigger skillet as well.
Now, sauté onion until translucent and then add garlic and ginger and sauté a bit more.
Once done, transfer them to the other skillet.
Also, grill the marinated tempeh on another skillet or wait for onion/garlic/ginger to finish cooking.
After transferring the grilled tempeh to the final skillet, heat it at low, and add salt and turmeric and curry powder.
Mix well and add a little bit of oil or tiny bit of water as desired (too much water can make tempeh and the veggies mushy)
Sauerkraut or Kimchi – Organic store-bought/homemade. Fermented foods can help balance gut bacteria. They also have a lot of beneficial probiotics that can help with digestion. Sauerkraut/Kimchi are some of the fermented foods that can easily be added to meals.
Drizzle the yummy Vegan Alfredo Sauce (see below) over the Grain-Free Grilled Tempeh Veggie Stir-Fry and enjoy it with 1or 2 tbs of store-bought/homemade Organic Sauerkraut or Kimchi.
DAIRY-FREE CREAMY ALFREDO SAUCE
¼ cup organic cashew nuts, soaked for 2-6 hours - *Can omit this in case of nut allergy and substitute with coconut milk
½ of avocado
1/3 cup of nutritional yeast
2 tbs of lime or lemon juice
1 clove of garlic, chopped
2 tbs of olive oil or flax oil
2 tsp of arrow-root starch
Optional - 2 tbs of ground flaxseed, if flax seed oil is not available for the omega-3 benefits
½ cup of water
Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender or in a food processor and blend them well into a creamy texture.
Anti-inflammatory, easily digestible, and immune-boosting
Gluten free, dairy free, and night-shade free (they tend to exacerbate inflammation)
Cooked with mostly seasonally and locally available ingredients
Quick and easy to make.