Previously only available to top chefs, traditionally made tempeh is now available to order online from Bristol-based independent producer Tempeh Meades, delivered nationwide straight to your door. Are you ready to take your plant-based cooking to the next level?
A plant-fuelled staple from Indonesia, tempeh is made up of healthy low GI protein made by forming cooked soya beans into a block and adding a culture to initiate a fermentation process. The end product has a firm texture, a nutty taste and is highly valued for the protein and fibre content, as well as being packed full of vitamins and minerals.
Tempeh Meades is the brainchild of Benedict Meade who learned his craft, the traditional methods of making tempeh, in West Java. There it is enjoyed for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was the versatility of tempeh which inspired Benedict to start his own tempeh-making business back in the UK.
“Tempeh has always excited me because it can be used in so many dishes; from starting your day with scrambled tempeh or pan-fried and added to a salad for lunch or even made into a burger, there are just so many possibilities,” says Benedict Meade founder of Tempeh Meades.
The health benefits of tempeh make it a reliable source of protein in a vegan or flexitarian diet, as well as being gluten-free, it has been known to improve digestive health. Tempeh absorbs and retains flavour extremely well, so many choose to marinade it first and then bake, fry or simmer in your favourite dishes.
Tempeh Meades dispatch freshly made tempeh every Wednesday for next day delivery, ensuring the product has the longest shelf life possible. Refrigerate at home unopened for 5 days and once opened use within 2 days, alternatively, it will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.