Prep Time: 5 minutes   Cook Time: 5 minutes   Total Time: 5 minutes   Yield: 4


Two 8-ounce (225 g) packages tempeh
¼ cup (60 ml) low-sodium vegetable broth
¼ cup (60 ml) liquid aminos (or gluten-free tamari)
¼ cup (60 ml) maple syrup
2 teaspoons white soy miso (or chickpea miso)
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and black pepper to taste


Chop each tempeh block in half horizontally, then chop each half diagonally so you have eight triangles.

Fill a large shallow saucepan with a couple of inches of water and fit with a steamer basket. Place the tempeh triangles in the steamer basket and cover with a lid. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Steam the tempeh for 15 to 20 minutes, flipping the triangles once halfway through. Remove the steamer basket from the pan (keep the tempeh in the basket) and set aside.

Dump the water from the saucepan. Combine the vegetable broth, liquid aminos, maple syrup, miso, sage, and thyme in the pan and stir to mix. Add the tempeh triangles and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a low simmer.

Let the tempeh simmer in the sauce for 10 to 12 minutes, flipping them once halfway through, until the sauce is absorbed and starts to caramelize. Remove from the heat and add salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.

Recipe Adopted from


May 25, 2017