Revisiting Favorites

One thing I’ve really enjoyed about blogging is how it encourages me to try new things. Not that I don’t like stepping out of my comfort zone, but it’s fun to challenge myself with new things.

That said, favorites are favorites for a reason. So when I re-vamped the recipe page over the weekend, I decided to put a few of my most favorite recipes up at the top. These are ones I’ve made over and over because I love them. In fact, I just took a batch of Samoa Granola out of the oven about 15 minutes ago.

So on Saturday night, I decided to use up some tempeh in the fridge, and went back to this teryiaki tempeh recipe for inspiration. I was craving something a little more garlic-y, so I mixed soy sauce, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and some garlic chili paste together. After browning the tempeh in a little olive oil, I topped it with the sauce, and mixed it with some steamed broccoli.

Who needs take out?

It was a simple recipe, but I love how protein packed it is. I generally get the Lightlife “Three Grain Tempeh” brand, which has 20g of protein per serving. Definitely a good substitute if you’re trying to cut back on meat, but still want a protein packed dinner!

What are some of your things to make?


  1. I definitely love eating my favorite things not only because I love them for the way they taste, but usually I eat pretty healthy, so why not enjoy it as much as I can. My favorite things to make are oatmeal, pancakes, and baked goods. I’m a breakfast and dessert kind of girl!

  2. somoa granola? are you freakin’ kidding me? why am i just now reading about this? yet one more reason i am checking your blog like every day from now on. yummm..

  3. Yumm that tempeh looks amazing–I’ve never tired making it at home…I guess that will be my new challenge for this week!

    Courtney Hosny

  4. So good on you for the tempeh! It is so good with garlic (lots of garlic!)! Our faves are Indian..we had it again last night for Father’s Day!

  5. I’d say quesadillas packed full of veggies, a stirfry, or some quinoa mix are high on my list!

  6. Tempeh! I loveee me some tempeh 🙂

  7. Ohhh samoa granola. that sounds perfect!

  8. Tempeh is my favourite, yum!

  9. Your samoa granola sounds incredible. Ohmygod!

  10. I definitely have favourites that I make time and time again. Especially when it comes to protein breads/ microwaved muffins! Your tempeh looks great! 🙂

  11. I’ve been slacking on the blog-reading front lately, so I just saw the new blog look and I love it!

  12. Old favorite? YUP, tempeh. Why haven’t I made that in forever?? Probably because it’s on the opposite side of my grocery store as everything else I usually go into buy. I may or may not be that lazy…

  13. What a great idea! I love that you put your favorites up at the top – that makes so much sense. 🙂

  14. I’ve yet to make tempeh, but I really, really do want to try it!! 🙂


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