For those of you who love tempeh and appreciate it as a delicious protein source (whether you are vegan, or not), you need to learn about TempehSure, a DIY plant-based protein system that allows you to make tempeh in your own kitchen.
While I was near the Daiya booth chatting with a few well-knowns in the vegan world like vegan educator and chef extraordinaire Mimi Clark and teacher/naturalist/hippie and founder of Tofurky Seth Tibbott, I also had the chance to meet John Silva of the TempehSure team. He shared oodles of information about their new kickstarter and how the TempehSure device helps people make tempeh from a variety of legumes such as soy beans, chickpeas, lentils, etc.
He was saying how making your own tempeh is also another way to ensure (hence the "sure" of the brand name) you know exactly what's going into your tempeh. TempehSure provides a trusted source for pre-portioned starter culture, bean blends and their dual-stage Protein Pod that seamlessly incubates and pasteurizes tempeh at the touch of a button from your smartphone (yes, there's an app for that!). The Protein Pod makes 1.5 pounds of tempeh, great for those wanting to tinker around at home. The Protein Pod is also great for chefs who want to try to make small batches first to see how they like the device, or they can buy the larger unit, the Protein Pod Plus and make up to 3 pounds of tempeh at a time.
I'm sold, and I want to make my own tempeh stat!
— Colleen Francioli, FODMAP Life