tem·​peh | \ ˈtem-ˌpā \

Definition of tempeh

: an Asian food prepared by fermenting soybeans with a rhizopus

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Try cultured forms of legumes, like firm tofu or tempeh, instead. SELF, "Why This Registered Dietitian Tells (Some of) Her Patients to Avoid Kale Salads," 30 Nov. 2018 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," 18 July 2018 Protein: Go plant-based with beans (white, black, pinto, etc.), lentils (French green or black beluga), chickpeas, edamame, baked tofu, or tempeh. Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times, "Grain bowls are trending. Here’s how to make your own.," 28 Nov. 2018 Eating a high-fiber diet is also tied to lower colon cancer rates, and soyfoods like edamame and tempeh both have plenty of roughage. 2. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good or Bad for You? Here's the Science-Backed Answer," 18 July 2018 Cut extra-firm tofu (drained) and soy tempeh crosswise into thirds. Lori Powell And Janis Jibrin, Good Housekeeping, "Simple Roasted Tofu and Tempeh Recipe," 7 Dec. 2017 Building a sheet-pan supper around tofu, tempeh and other sliceable plant proteins is fairly intuitive. Melissa Clark, The Seattle Times, "How to make sheet-pan suppers without the meat," 1 Oct. 2018 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of tempeh

: an Asian food that is made from fermented soybeans

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