Maple Mustard Glazed Tempeh (gluten-free)

from Spork-Fed Cookbook

by Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel

Serves 4-6


  • 2 (8-ounce) package soy tempeh
  • 1 piece fresh ginger (about 2 inches), peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons mustard, stone ground or German
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or agave)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes


Stir Fry Wok and Steamer Set

Steam tempeh using your ManPans Stir Fry Wok and Steamer Set by filling the wok with about 2 inches water. Place steamer portion on top of wok and bring to a simmer with lid on.

Slice tempeh into 6-8 half-inch strips. Place in steamer, cover, and steam for about 5 minutes. This removes any bitter flavor the tempeh may have.

While tempeh is steaming, grate ginger over a large bowl with a fine grater. Add garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, maple syrup, sea salt and red pepper flakes. Whisk until uniform. Add steamed tempeh to mixture, coating each piece.

Discard water from steaming process and heat ManPans Stir Fry Wok base over low-medium heat. Add tempeh and sauce mixture to wok.

Cook for about 4 minutes on each side until well browned, flipping occasionally, until sauce has been absorbed. Serve warm.

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We love using ManPans because they are versatile, light weight and eco-friendly. As an organic and vegan company, we believe that the food you eat has a big impact on your health and overall well being. ManPans understands this philosophy as they look at their ecological footprint every step of the way. We love that their cookware is made in the USA and is non-toxic. We also appreciate that they recycle not only the extra raw materials they have from creating the cookware, but ALSO their packing materials! Supporting businesses like this is at the core of who we are and what we teach our students about living healthy and happy lives.

Heather Goldberg

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Spork Foods

A Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company owned and operated by sisters Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg. They offer live cooking classes in Los Angeles at Spork Foods (, online vegan cooking classes at, one-on-one in-home healthy pantry makeovers, and recipe development/trainings for chefs, food companies and colleges. Their cookbook, Spork-Fed, is currently in stores, with a foreword by fellow fans and sisters, Emily and Zooey Deschanel.

What is tempeh?

Although it may be new to the west, tempeh is a soy food that has been eaten in Asia for hundreds of years. Tempeh is made from cooked and slightly fermented soybeans and formed into a patty, similar to a very firm veggie burger. Although tempeh is made from soy, it has a unique taste and is mildly flavorful on it’s own, unlike tofu. Tempeh is very high in protein and calcium, as well as beneficial isoflavones and has a textured and nutty flavor.


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