So there is so much conflicting information on soy products. Most of them are not so positive. This is what I think, anything processed is (mostly) bad. Hence, any processed soy is (mostly) bad.
Fermented and sprouted is better than not. When I do eat soy, we try to have it sprouted (most of the tofu I buy is sprouted) and fermented (fermented tofu is called tempeh).
So tempeh seems to be a better “regular soy”. The problem is though that tempeh has such a strong taste! And not incredibly pleasant if you ask me 😛
BUT, no need to fear happygut warriors, I have discovered a secret! You basically need to eat tempeh with a super awesome flavourful sauce.
This sauce makes the cut times a billion! So tasty!
Here she is!
4 T red miso paste
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup tahini
*1 t herbes de Provence (you can also make your own – see below)
1 green chilli
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp lemon or apple cider vinegar
1. Crush green chilli and garlic gloves together
2. Whisk all ingredients together, adding water a little bit at a time if you feel like it’s too thick.
You can add the sauce you your grilled or baked tempeh! I like to whatever veggies I have handy (carrots, beets, leeks, chard) and bake it with the tempeh for about 20 minutes and then add the sauce on top (I even add avos sometimes!). DE-LIC-IOUS!!