Thai Tempeh Collard Green Wraps

Thai Tempeh Collard Green Wraps, vibrant veggies and toasted tempeh flavored with ginger, garlic and soy, all wrapped up in a luscious leaf!

Thai Tempeh Collard Green Wraps, vibrant veggies and toasted tempeh flavored with ginger, garlic and soy, all wrapped up in a luscious leaf! ~vegan, gluten free~

Sorry the posts have been lacking lately.  Last week was school vacation week…nothing got done.  Trying to keep two stir-crazy kids happy was a difficult challenge!  Thankfully, we had a few nice days that we were able to spend outside finding new hiking trails and helpful grandparents willing to give us some relief!  Lesson learned:  I will never go into February vacation without a plan of attack.  If we can’t get away, I will have an activity lined up for every day of the week instead of wanting to bang my head against the wall while the kids trash the house!

Amidst the chaos, we were able to fit in one super nutritious and beautiful meal…Thai Tempeh Collard Green Wraps!    This is a meal to feed two or you can use smaller wraps such as romaine leaves for an appetizer portion.  I used red bell peppers, mung bean sprouts, red cabbage and scallions but, don’t stop there!  Toss in your favorite fresh veggies…cucumbers, cauliflower “rice” and avocado would all taste great!  You can even add in baked sweet potato wedges or cooked quinoa for a heartier variation!

Thai Tempeh Collard Green Wraps, vibrant veggies and toasted tempeh flavored with ginger, garlic and soy, all wrapped up in a luscious leaf! ~vegan, gluten free~

Thai Tempeh Collard Green Wraps, vibrant veggies and toasted tempeh flavored with ginger, garlic and soy, all wrapped up in a luscious leaf! ~vegan, gluten free~

I used a prepared peanut sauce to save time, but making your own is easy!

Here are a couple of recipes to try out:

Peanut Dipping Sauce from Cookie & Kate

Spicy Vegan Thai Peanut Sauce from About Food

Thai Tempeh Collard Green Wraps
 
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Thai Tempeh Collard Green Wraps, vibrant veggies and toasted tempeh flavored with ginger, garlic and soy, all wrapped up in a luscious leaf! ~vegan, gluten free~
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger root, grated
  • 1 8 oz. block tempeh, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons bragg's amino acids (or soy sauce for a non-gluten free version)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil
  • 3 leaves fresh basil, shredded
  • 2 large collard green leaves, stems removed
Fixings:
  • Shredded red cabbage
  • Chopped scallions
  • Thinly sliced red bell peppers
  • Mung bean sprouts
  • Lime
  • Sesame seeds
  • Peanut sauce
Try adding roasted sweet potato wedges or cooked quinoa for a heartier version!
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet heat coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant. Add tempeh and cook until lightly golden, stirring occasionally. Stir in bragg's amino acids, toasted sesame seed oil, shredded basil leaves and sauté an additional 1-2 minutes.
  2. Assemble tempeh on collard green leaf and top with your favorite fresh veggies.
  3. Serve with peanut sauce and a slice of lime, enjoy!

 Thai Tempeh Collard Green Wraps, vibrant veggies and toasted tempeh flavored with ginger, garlic and soy, all wrapped up in a luscious leaf! ~vegan, gluten free~

Thai Tempeh Collard Green Wraps, vibrant veggies and toasted tempeh flavored with ginger, garlic and soy, all wrapped up in a luscious leaf! ~vegan, gluten free~

savory grits with bbq tempeh and collard greens

Serve up a warm bowl of Savory Grits with BBQ Tempeh and Collard Greens for a hearty meat-free meal!

Savory Grits with BBQ Tempeh and Collard Greens ~vegan, gluten free~

Born and raised in the North East I never heard of grits until I did a quick stint of schooling down in Virginia my freshman year of college.  I was instantly hooked on this standard southern soul food!  Traditionally, grits are prepared with butter and often times they are served with cheese and sausage or bacon.  Grits are made from ground corn and are also referred to as hominy.  They are gluten-free and contain vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, iron and selenium.  You can also eat them for breakfast swirled with maple syrup, walnuts and sliced bananas!

(Note: Not all brands of grits are gluten free due to cross-contamination.  However, Bob’s Red Mill and Arrowhead Mills are labeled gluten free.)

Savory Grits with BBQ Tempeh and Collard Greens ~vegan, gluten free~

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Serve up a warm bowl of Savory Grits with BBQ Tempeh and Collard Greens for a hearty meat free meal!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4
Ingredients
For Tempeh:
  • 8 oz. tempeh, cubed
  • ¾ cup BBQ sauce
For Collard Greens:
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch collard greens, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • pinch sea salt
  • splash balsamic vinegar
For Grits:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup grits
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
For Tempeh
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a shallow baking dish mix tempeh and bbq sauce. Marinate for 30-45 minutes. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
For Collard Greens:
  1. In a large skillet over medium-low heat add olive oil and garlic. Sauté until fragrant. Add collard greens and sauté until wilted. Add sea salt and splash of balsamic vinegar.
For Grits:
  1. In a medium sauce pan heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Sauté onion until golden. Add broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat and slowly whisk in grits to prevent clumping. Add sea salt. Cover and cook until grits are soft and fluffy, around 10 minutes.
Serve BBQ tempeh and collard greens on top of grits, enjoy!

 Savory Grits with BBQ Tempeh and Collard Greens ~vegan, gluten free~