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Orange-Balsamic Glazed Tempeh over Greens

Tempeh is am Indonesian product made from soybeans with a lovely, nutty flavor. And because it’s fermented, it’s easy to digest. This main course is nicely flavored with a sweet tartness from the orange glaze and the greens…well, they’re the icing on the cake.

 

Makes 4 servings

Ingredient List: 

¼ cup frozen orange juice concentrate
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Avocado oil 
½ teaspoon organic soy sauce
2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon finely minced fresh basil
1 teaspoon finely minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
24 ounces tempeh, cut into 4 (6-ounce) slices
2 bunches kale or collards, rinsed well, stems trimmed, left whole
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Step By Step Instructions: 

Combine orange juice concentrate, vinegar, oil, soy sauce, garlic, basil and parsley in a skillet over medium heat. When the mixture is hot, arrange tempeh slices in the mixture and cook until browned, about 4 minutes. Turn and brown on the other side, about 4 minutes more.

While the tempeh braises, place about ½ inch water and a pinch of salt in the bottom of a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add greens and steam until they are just wilted and bright green, about 2 minutes. Drain well and slice into bite-size pieces. Arrange greens on a platter. Arrange tempeh slices on top of greens and sprinkle with lemon juice. Serve hot.