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Sweet Potato Tempeh Stew

Prep time
30 mins
Special Diets
Vegetarian | Lacto-vegetarian
Food Allergies
Wheat-free | Corn-free | Egg-free

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Along with tempeh and sweet potatoes (a perfect pair!), this hearty stew is scented with warming spices and is served garnished with a dollop of yogurt and nutty toasted pumpkin seeds.


1 Tolive oil
1 onion (diced)
2 clvgarlic (minced)
1 Tginger (grated)
6 cardamom pods
1 tcoriander seeds
1⁄4 tred pepper flakes
1⁄4 tsalt
3 cvegetable stock (or water)
2 lbsweet potatoes (peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
8 oztempeh (cut into cubes)
1 cyogurt (plain, divided)
1⁄4 cpumpkin seeds (toasted)


Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large, heavy stock pot. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until onion is translucent. Stir in the ginger, cardamom pods, coriander, red pepper flakes, and salt. Sauté for one more minute. Add the vegetable stock or water, then add the cubed sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the tempeh, and simmer for 8-10 minutes, until the tempeh is cooked through and the sweet potatoes are tender.

Taste, and adjust seasonings if needed. Stir in 1/2 cup of the yogurt, then serve. Top each bowl with a dollop more of yogurt and a sprinkle of the toasted pumpkin seeds.