A simple stir fry packed with flavor. If you haven't tried tempeh yet, then you really should. It is a wonderful alternative to tofu packed with protein. It is made with fermented soybeans, which are full of gut health benefits. If you don't eat fermented foods, you should!
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable packed with vitamins. I kept this stir fry simple as it honestly doesn't need much. It is all about the stir fry sauce. Let's be honest.
Stir fry :
2 large heads broccoli, cut into bite-size florets
8 oz block tempeh, cut into bite-size pieces
1 bell pepper (yellow, red, or orange), sliced into strips
¼ cup vegetable broth
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
Stir fry sauce:
¼ cup soy sauce, tamari, or coconut aminos
2T maple syrup
2 cloves garlic, minced
1T ginger, minced
1T rice vinegar
1 tsp sambel oelek (or other hot sauce)
2 tsp corn starch
In a small bowl, whisk together your cornstarch and water. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together all the other sauce ingredients. Pour in the cornstarch mixture and whisk together. Set aside.
Place a wok or large pan on high heat. Pour in the teaspoon of toasted sesame oil. You can use water or broth if you'd like to omit the oil. This is just for additional flavor.
Place your tempeh pieces in the hot pan and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Stir often. You want to get a little color on them.
After 5 minutes, add in your broccoli florets and peppers. Allow to cook for 5 more minutes. You want your broccoli to get to a bright green color. Stirring often.
Add in your vegetable broth at this point. It will cook away fairly quickly. It sort of steams the broccoli softening it a bit.
Give your sauce mix a quick whisk to mix everything together again and pour into the pan. Turn the heat down to medium. Stir the sauce in so everything is coated. Allow to cook for another couple of minutes.
Serve over quinoa or rice.
Add on your toppings.
You can absolutely add more veggie to this if you'd like. More veggies is never a bad thing!
Hemp seeds would also be a good topping.
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