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Sweet and Sour Tempeh [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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A sweet and tangy stir-fry recipe that is healthy and delicious! A quick way to serve flavorful tempeh in 10 easy steps.

Sweet and Sour Tempeh [Vegan, Grain-Free]






To Make the Stir-Fry:

  • 1 packet gluten-free tempeh
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Large handful of snow peas
  • 1/2 bell pepper

To Make the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon tamari
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 4 teaspoons of water


  1. Mix all sauce ingredients together in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat and stir in cornstarch mixture to thicken. Set aside.
  3. Cut your tempeh into squares.
  4. Cut bell pepper into slices or chunks of desired shape and prep the snow peas.
  5. Add sunflower and sesame oil to a pan on medium heat.
  6. Fry off tempeh, turning until browned on all sides.
  7. Finely dice onion and add over tempeh and fry for a few minutes until browned (you may need to add a little more oil or water if it becomes dry).
  8. Add your prepped veggies and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the color becomes vibrant.
  9. Pour in your sauce and coat evenly. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  10. Serve over brown rice: sprinkle with sesame seeds and pineapple chunks (optional).





Nourishing plant-based foods and healthy desserts inspired by India and Europe. I’m Talida. I am a dental hygienist living in Townsville. I adopted a whole foods plant based diet to help me recover from severe illness. I love helping people on their journey back to health. I have a background in biomedical science and like to use a bit of my knowledge to talk about health and medicine but mostly like to inspire people to eat themselves healthy through nourishing plant-based foods and healthy desserts.



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