Grilled Tempeh Skewers
It has been hot and humid here the past week. Temps have been in the upper 80′s and high humidity. The kids have been enjoying lazy days spent playing outside with occasional dips in the pool to cool off. We have really been enjoying days where we can just stay home-no dropping off or picking up from school. Weekly trips to the grocery store and story time at the library have been enough to keep the kids from going stir crazy.
Speaking of going crazy let’s talk sleep-or lack of sleep-for a moment. When you have kids you know that the newborn stage will result in a lack of sleep. Sure it stinks but it’s expected. What people neglect to tell you is that the same sleeplessness can once again come back to haunt you even when you’re children are long past the newborn stage. My 6 year old has been getting up every single night-multiple times a night-for the past few weeks. We finally put a sleeping bag on the floor in our room for her. Now she will come in and get in the sleeping bag instead of waking us up but she has been sleeping in our room every night! If anyone has any great tips on how to get her to sleep in her own room again I would love to hear them!
And now onto tempeh. Which has nothing to do with not sleeping. Except maybe my inability to come up with a proper transition to the recipe can be blamed on lack of sleep. But probably not.
Tempeh is one of those ingredients that I definitely need to find more uses for. I was glad to see a recipe using it in the latest issue of Cooking Light. Bonus that the recipe is also a grilling recipe so it is perfect for the hot summer weather. Well, it would have been better if we actually had propane for the grill!
Hubby isn’t a big fan of mushrooms or tempeh but he still liked this dish. The marinade and glaze give it great flavor. Feel free to substitute any veggies you would like.