tem·​peh | \ˈtem-ˌpā \

Definition of tempeh 

: an Asian food prepared by fermenting soybeans with a rhizopus

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The venue for their working lunch is Red Haven, a locavore watering hole near the 14-square-mile campus of Michigan State University, which offers dishes like strawberry soup and tempeh chorizo tacos. Christa Case Bryant, The Christian Science Monitor, "As local news outlets struggle to survive, citizen-led efforts are stepping up," 10 July 2018 My nasi uduk was a huge plate of chicken, tofu, tempeh and acar (pickles), with a mound of rice cooked in coconut milk piled into a cone in the center. New York Times, "A $1,000 Day in Berlin for $100," 29 May 2018 Crisp squares of fish skin provide a briny anchor for snapper ceviche brightened with lime oil; strips of fried tempeh glazed in sweet soy become filling for lettuce cups. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "Restaurant Review: Kasih Has Bold Indonesian Flavors With a High-Gloss Finish," 22 May 2018 Consuming over 100mg of soy isoflavones (the equivalent of 6 oz uncooked tempeh or 16 cups soy milk) daily was linked to reduced ovarian function, found a Journal of Nutrition review. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good Or Bad For You? We Have The Science-Backed Answer.," 17 May 2017 Vegetarians can use grated organic tempeh, extra veggies and a handful of walnuts in place of beef mince. Time, "Weekend Recipe: A Quick, Tasty and Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese," 4 May 2018 Store the vegetables in the crisper drawer in your refrigerator; store the apple, lemon, and tempeh on your refrigerator shelf; store the onion, potatoes, and sweet potatoes in a cool, dry spot in your pantry. Christine Byrne, SELF, "7 Healthy Sheet Pan Dinners From 1 Grocery List," 6 Feb. 2018 Experiment with any combination of fresh vegetables and fresh fish, (or vegan options like tempeh or tofu) - the more colorful, the better. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "How to build a great poke bowl: Mix and match for health," 3 Apr. 2018 What a lot of people don’t know is that tempeh is originally from Indonesia. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "How a tiny South Philly Indonesian restaurant got national recognition," 28 Mar. 2018

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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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: an Asian food that is made from fermented soybeans

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