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.

screenshot of blog favorites page

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.

teriyaki tempeh and 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 favorite things to make?