Recipe(s) of the Month – Perfect For the 4th!

I’m a little behind on my recipe posts! So, I thought I’d share 2 this month that are perfect for the holiday weekend!

Spicy Grilled Tempeh

(recipe courtesy of Whole Foods)

Serves 2

Tempeh’s firm texture makes it a perfect match for the grill. In this delightfully simple recipe, tangy lime juice and Mexican spices mingle to create a remarkable marinade. Serve this tempeh with taco fixings or alongside a heaping platter of grilled vegetables.


3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon adobo (from a can of chipotles in adobo) or salsa
1 (8-ounce) package tempeh


Whisk together lime juice, oil, tamari, chili powder, garlic, oregano, cloves and adobo in a wide, shallow dish. Arrange tempeh in dish, turn to coat all over with marinade, cover and chill, turning halfway through, for 2 hours or overnight.

Grease grates with oil then preheat grill to medium heat. Grill tempeh, flipping once, until browned and hot throughout, 8 to 10 minutes total. Transfer to plates and serve.


Per serving (about 5oz/150g-wt.): 310 calories (190 from fat), 21g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 1310mg sodium, 15g total carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 23g protein


Revolutionary Berries

(courtesy of Family Fun Magazine)

These berries look so festive and will satisfy your sweet tooth just as good as a cupcake or other high-fat and high-calorie treat. *If you want to cut the sugar and calories even more, you can swap the white chocolate for a small amount of powdered sugar or Stevia.
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips*
  • Strawberries
  • Blue sugar or edible glitter

1. Melt 12 ounces of white chocolate chips in a microwave according to the package directions (make sure the container and the berries are dry; even a little moisture will alter the texture of the candy).
2. One at a time, dip strawberries into the chocolate and then into blue sugar or edible glitter.
3. Set them to harden on waxed paper.
4. Makes 35 to 45 decorated berries.




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