- 2 x 250g packages of Noble Bean or Henry’s Tempeh, available at Health food stores
- 2 tbsp tamari sauce gluten free version or Coconut aminos for a soy free option
- ½ - 1 tsp spicy Chili Sauce or dried peppers
- 2 tbsp. organic toasted sesame oil
- 2 – 3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 2 tsp garlic, chopped
- 1 tbsp. raw honey, organic cane sugar or Lakanto
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp ginger root, grated
- Combine tamari, Chili sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, garlic, sugar cumin, coriander, turmeric and ginger in a bowl medium size bowl. Add Tempeh and toss to coat each cube well. Let marinate for 1 hour at room temp or overnight in the fridge for best results.
- Thread on skewers and bake at 350F for 25 – 30 minutes. Baste with marinade.
Vegan/ Gluten free option
- 1/2 cup Natural organic sunbutter www.sunbutter.com
- 2 tbsp fresh ginger – minced
- 2 tsp garlic – minced
- 3 tbsp. tamari (gluten free) or Coconut Secret Raw coconut Aminos
- 2 tsp ground cumin, or more to taste
- Fresh or Dried Chili peppers or cayenne pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
- 2 – 3 tbsp raw honey, to desired sweetness, (less if using sweetened Sunbutter)
- ½ - ¾ cup water or broth, as needed to create desired consistency
- Combine all ingredients but salt and pepper in a food processor, or powerful blender. (A glass jar with a tight fitting lid will work as well, as long as you are ready to work to emulsify the sauce).
- Blend until smooth (scraping down the sides of processor). Adjust seasonings and thickness.
- Serve as a dip with kebobs or cutlets, or thin with additional coconut milk or water and use as a salad dressing or pour over your favorite noodles sautéed with your favorite veggies.
To assemble your meal:
- Prepare a veggie stir-fry of seasonal veggies such as pan-grilled bell peppers, carrots, onions, broccoli, snow peas etc. and garlic, topped with sesame seeds or chopped sunflower seeds. Season to taste w/ sea salt.
- If desired, quinoa or black rice cooked with a little turmeric goes really well with this. Stir fresh cilantro into the quinoa or rice just before serving along side of the veggies and kebobs.
Ginger is a great digestive aid and helpful for overcoming nausea. This warming root has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and is know to provide aphrodisiac powers.