One of the things that I have not eaten when I was an omnivore is tempeh. It's after becoming a vegetarian did I know what tempeh is. If you are a newbie to vegetarianism and the world of vegetarian foods, this is one great food you must know. Tempeh is a kind of fermented soybean cake invented by the Indonesians. Tempeh has a higher content of protein, fibre and vitamins compared to tofu.
How do you cook tempeh? I have tried smoked tempeh at a potluck party which was very nice, but I usually eat it deep fried and curried. But now, things are going to change! I received a copy of "Tempting Tempeh" from aduki independent press from Australia the other day. It opened my eyes to how tempeh could be used - rissoles, sushis, and kebabs! My next BBQ would probably be much better that the recent one. :)
There are a total of 20 tempeh recipes in this cookbook all with nice pictures, and all the recipes are vegan. Of course, if you just want to learn one way of cooking tempeh, aduki press also provided a sample recipe.