This section is a directory of food for vegans in South Africa which will help you understand just what's available and where to buy it. We also have some useful tips for persuading your local store to begin stocking these products.
This Indonesian product is gaining popularity where vegetarians are looking for a healthy, high-protein food. Tempeh can consist of up to 33% protein and has high levels of essential fatty acids, enzymes, isoflavones, vitamins and minerals. It is very low in saturated fat and calories, and tends to lower cholesterol levels.
It is usually sliced and fried or baked - and can be cooked from frozen or fresh. 100 per cent vegan and organic. Tempestuous Tempeh comes in a round pack which makes the perfect veggie burger. It can also be used as a meat replacement in stir-fries, casseroles, stews, etc.
You can find Tempestuous Tempeh in the Cape at Organic Living (Constantia Village), Go Natural (Somerset West), Wellness Warehouse, Health for Life, Organic Zone and Earth Products.
I have eaten tempeh for 25 years. I first discovered it in London where there was a maker of beautiful tempeh.
I can honestly say that Tempestupuous Tempeh made by Daniel Erasmus of Fabulous Ferments is the best tempeh I have ever eaten.
Such a beatuful food! You can cook it in so many different ways. Unlike tofu it has a delicious taste of its own.
In Indonesian cooking it is prepared often with coconut milk. However it also has a very special affinity with vinegar.
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