tem·​peh | \ ˈtem-ˌpā How to pronounce tempeh (audio) \

Definition of tempeh

: an Asian food prepared by fermenting soybeans with a rhizopus

Examples of tempeh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add shiitakes and tempeh, and cook 10 minutes more. Eric Velasco, al, "Go meatless with these easy weeknight recipes," 24 Jan. 2020 In other words, swapping that steak out for tofu or tempeh is a heart-smart move. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good or Bad for You? Here's the Science-Backed Answer," 17 Jan. 2020 Only a bowl of chalky hummus and the hard, dry cubes of soy in a tempeh taco crashed the vegetarian party. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: The Cove restaurant balances great burgers, fish tacos, vegetarian dishes and beer in San Antonio’s Five Points," 16 Jan. 2020 Gently browned tempeh and fennel seeds add that special kick to this stick-to-your-ribs gravy. oregonlive, "13 Thanksgiving gravy recipes, including ones to make-ahead, that use pan drippings," 24 Nov. 2019 Eat protein-rich plant foods: soy products (tofu, tempeh, and edamame), legumes (beans, lentils), nuts (walnuts, almonds), chia seeds, and spirulina (blue or green algae). Harvard Health Letter, chicagotribune.com, "Is it safe to go vegan in older age?," 2 Dec. 2019 Squirrel-skinning and tea cakes have made way for pizza and hummus, and this time around, there is tempeh, chana masala and Beef Rendang. Washington Post, "The 10 books to read in November," 31 Oct. 2019 Including soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and additives like soy lecithin · Dairy. Molly Kimball, nola.com, "The do’s and don’ts of the nutrient-rich Whole 30 diet: Best of Molly Kimball," 18 June 2019 Look for fermented foods, like sauerkraut, tempeh, and miso, as well as Greek yogurt with at least five strains of bacterial cultures added to it. Good Housekeeping, "Exactly What to Eat to Boost Your Immune System, According to a Registered Dietitian," 30 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of tempeh

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tempeh

Javanese témpé

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“Tempeh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tempeh. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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: an Asian food that is made from fermented soybeans

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