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Made In Maine ... The Best Tempeh Evah! I was very excited to read about Jamie and Andy Berhenu’s Organic Tempeh in Avery Kamila’s article (I love Avery’s new column, but that’s another post!) in th…

Made In Maine ... The Best Tempeh Evah!

I was very excited to read about Jamie and Andy Berhenu’s Organic Tempeh in Avery Kamila’s article (I love Avery’s new column, but that’s another post!) in the Portland Press Herald’s Food & Dining section last week.

Jamie and Andy, along with their two children (and sometimes Jamie’s parents!) sell their produce on Saturdays at the Deering Oaks Farmers Market (Portland, Maine). This is where we met a few years back. Jamie and Andy own and work Lalibela Farm (Dresden, Maine). I like to buy from Jamie. Not only is her produce great (and organic), but she always has a smile and a kind word. If her good energy is going into the tempeh, then it's sure to be the best!

Today, when I went grocery shopping at Lois’ Natural Marketplace (Scarborough, Maine), I was happy to spot Lalibela Farm Tempeh. What is tempeh, you ask?

On the Lalibela package, it says, “Tempeh (tem-pay) is a traditional Indonesian food made of fermented soybeans.” Theirs is sold in an 8-ounce package and is made with Maine Grown Organic Soybeans (no GMO’s or genetically modified organisms), Tempeh Culture, and Organic Vinegar.

Tempeh's nutritional content can’t be beat if you're looking for a non-animal source of protein low in saturated fat, high in fiber (animal sources have none) and high in phytoestrogens (the good kind!) and lower in calories than meat.

I’ve posted a few tempeh recipes on my blog over the past two years. Pan-Fried Tempeh is quick, easy and a tasty one to try on your family if they’ve never eaten tempeh. I can almost guarantee they'll like it. Or if you’d like to see a cooking demonstration, I’ve made tempeh “tuna” salad sandwiches on WCSH’s 207. This is a good one if you're looking for a healthy sandwich.

Have you tried tempeh? How do you like it prepared? If you haven’t eaten it, would you consider it?

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Tags: Farm, Lalibela, plant-based, tempeh

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Comment by Amy Bradstreet on March 29, 2010 at 7:44pm
Oh wow! I'm thrilled to learn of a locally produced Tempeh! One of our favorite summer sandwich fillings is a mock chicken salad (from the Vegetarian Times Cookbook). My family also enjoys smoked tempeh. Thanks for sharing this.
Comment by Deborah Gideon on March 12, 2010 at 11:27am
I'm always looking for good tempeh recipes. My husband doesn't really like the taste of it, but I know how nutritious it is and one of the best sources of soy protein. I pan fry it so it's crispy after I marinate it and tried other recipes too. I'd be interested to see the tuna variation.
Comment by Shannon Grauer on January 9, 2010 at 5:22pm
They now sell during the winter, right next to me, Casco Bay Soap Co.. at the Brunswick Winter Market in Brunswick @ Ft. Andross Saturdays 9-12:30.
Buy directly from them, if you would like!
:)
Comment by Marada Cook on November 5, 2009 at 8:18pm
Crown O'Maine Organic Cooperative is talking with the Berhenu's about talking the tempeh all over Maine. So if you're interested in getting some, give them (or us) a shout.

588-0060 Marada Cook< Crown O'Maine Organic Cooperative.

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