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Zucchini Tempeh Stir Fry & Graham Cracker trial…

Yoga class was just what I needed yesterday! It felt like I was sweating away my “not so healthy weekend.” It was a great feeling 🙂

I also finally tried tempeh!

I don’t know why but I’ve been so intimidated and afraid of it. I have no idea what I was afraid of! I LOVED it!

I loved that it contained 12 grams of fiber and 22 grams of protein per serving.


I sliced up a large zucchini from my garden and cooked it a large pan with a little olive oil.

I cut the tempeh in half lengthwise then chopped in 1/2 inch chunks. I added it to the zucchini along with some Magic Barbeque Seasoning… because what doesn’t taste better with BBQ seasoning 🙂

Finally I added some fresh cherry tomatoes from my garden.


I loved this meal! It was so tasty. I ate mine with some Israeli Couscous. M ate it with some bow tie pasta noodles 🙂

I’ve been inspired to make my own graham crackers ever since I saw them on Ashley’s blog. I looked at several recipes and decided to adapt Martha Stewart’s recipe. I combined whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt in the food processor and pulsed until combined. I added some chopped ice cold butter and pulsed until mixture was crumbly…


For the wet ingredients, I whisked together honey, whole milk, vanilla, and some blackstrap molasses.


I added it to the dry ingredients and pulsed until combined.

I didn’t have any parchment paper so I rolled the dough onto a floured surface. I rolled it out to about 1/8 inch thick.


The final product…..

The ultimate taste test….
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I think we both thought they we just “okay”….

They tasted decent to me, but I feel like I need to play around with the recipe some more.

As for M… she ate half and attempted to feed the rest to Shiner…. 🙁


M and I have a busy day ahead of us!

We’re having lunch with two of my FAVORITE bloggers!

Can you guess who they are?

  • One blogger describes herself as a health writer with two bum knees. She also has one of the funniest sense of humor I’ve ever read on a blog!
  • The other blogger hails from beautiful Southern California. She blogs about food, fashion, and parenting. She has great taste in clothes, shoes… and everything else 🙂 Her mother-in-law also gives her some of the coolest gifts ever!

Can you guess who they are?

Have a great day 🙂

14 Responses

  1. Natalie @ Coffee and a Book Chick said on July 14, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Oooh, I love tempeh!! This looks like a great recipe!! I remember when I first tried it — I also was a little nervous, but I wasn’t as brave as you and created something; instead, I picked up a tempeh meal from our local Whole Foods’ type store here in Florida called Native Sun. Thank goodness I did that because it was fantastic and I started making tempeh meals after that. This looks great! And bummer on the graham crackers, but I’m sure you’ll end up figuring out a recipe that is fantastic!!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet said on July 14, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Have fun at your blogger meetup! 🙂 I have wanted to make graham crackers for months. They look great. I can’t wait until your finalize the recipe!

  3. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on July 14, 2010 at 8:57 am

    I am afraid of tempeh too! It just looks scary. But, if you sucked it up, maybe I just have to bite the bullet!

  4. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on July 14, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Ooh, that stir-fry looks great, though I’m a bit scared of tempeh too. I might make it just like that with chicken instead. Yay for the meet-up! 😉

  5. Kat said on July 14, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Ive never tried tempeh…I am terrified of new things like that 😉 I have been wanting to make my own crackers too, but I need a day off first!

  6. Anne @ the doctor takes a wife said on July 14, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Your stir fry looks delicious!! Good for you for trying a new ingredient. I’m really wanting to try tofu. Yeah… I’ve never had tofu. And I call myself a blogger 😉

  7. Mo@MommyRD said on July 14, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I have to try your stirfry! I have had tempeh before and am looking for new ways to use it. I don’t like it in a sandwich, as some bloggers do, because I find it dry. But stirfrys and pastas are great.
    Can’t wait to find out who your are going to lunch with.

  8. Beth @ DiningAndDishing said on July 14, 2010 at 11:42 am

    a baby is the best taste tester for recipes…you can always trust them to be totally honest! 🙂

  9. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on July 14, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I love tempeh…this looks wonderful! The graham crackers looks awesome even if they just tasted okay! : )Have fun at meet up…I am uber jealous!!

  10. Alyssa said on July 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I love tempeh! I was afraid of it for a while too, b/c i didn’t think it was GF. However, the plain variety is! yay!


  11. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on July 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I don’t know who either of the bloggers are but I’m excited to find out!
    PS. I might have to try your recipe – I’ve got some tempheh that has been in the fridge for weeks now…I’m scared. 🙂

  12. sassy molassy said on July 14, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Bummed to hear you didn’t love those graham crackers. I’ve been waiting to make them from Ashley’s blog. Your photos are great, btw.

  13. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on July 15, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Notsuperhuman?! I’m so jealous…can I come??

  14. The Candid RD said on July 15, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Glad you enjoyed the tempeh! I usually buy that same tempeh (from TJs) and marinade it in EVOO and low sodium soy sauce. I haven’t tried BBQ sauce yet, but I want to.

    The graham crackers sound great! So cool that you made your own. You’ll get the recipe down to a “t” sooner or later.