Tempeh Rainbow Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Dressing


IMG_7421-1After a 5 day rest from running, I am starting back again today. Today begins marathon training for London, which is very exciting, and Steve and I have made an agreement that as of today, we are going to cut back on our sugar intake. I have not done a very good job these past few weeks, and if I really want to feel good in my running, I need to be a little better with it.

This weekend I went to a bridal show with my friend Erin, which was SO much fun! It was exciting, and I of course tried SO MANY different cakes and catering options…..even though realistically I knew I was not going to be using them as our wedding is 6 hours north of here….sneaky sneaky Tina! It was nice to have the pressure off though, otherwise it would have been really overwhelming!


One of my favorite healthy meals to enjoy regularly is a stir fry; you can throw whatever you like in there, and sauces are relatively simple. I love peanut stir fry dressings, and this one made enough that I have some left for something else in the next few weeks.

Looking forward to seeing what you are bring to the linkup, make sure to check what the other bloggers add to the link up, and of course my lovely cohost Confessions of a Mother Runner!


This Tempeh Rainbow Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Dressing from elite runner Tina Muir is a delicious, healthy, meatless monday meal!

Rainbow Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Dressing

Serves 3

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes


Peanut Dressing, slightly adapted from All-Recipes

1 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 cup cold water

1 tbsp honey

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1/2 cup hot water

1 1/2 tbsp oil

1/2 onion, diced

1 package Lightlight Flaxseed Tempeh, cut into 1/4 inch slices

1/2 red bell pepper

1/2 yellow bell pepper

1/4 cup edamame

3 cups spinach

3 carrots, cut into 1/2 inch sticks

1 cup snap peas

1 cup asparagus

2 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks

3 servings soy noodles

1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted


Heat 1/2 tbsp oil, and place the tempeh in the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until browned. Flip the tempeh onto a different side, cook for another 2-3 minutes, and flip again. Continue to cook until all sides are browned. Remove from the pan.

Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan, add the onions over a medium high heat. Cook until browned and translucent. Add the carrots and cook covered for 5 minutes. Add the bell peppers, asparagus, and spinach. Cook for 3-4 minutes, and add the tomatoes, edamame, and snap peas. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Mix the cornstarch and cold water. In a saucepan, heat the peanut butter, and hot water. Once melted and smooth, remove from heat, and stir in the soy, honey, vinegar, and sesame oil. Stir in the cornstarch mix. Stir into the vegetable mix.

Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain, and add into the vegetable mix.

Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds.

Nutritional Information

429 calories, 17g fat, 390mg sodium, 43g carbohydrates, 13g fiber, 10g sugar, 0mg cholesterol, 20g protein

Are you eating healthy so far in 2015? If you are married, what flavor cake did you chose?

Have a Marvelous Monday!

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  • carla birnberg
    January 12, 2015 5:30 am

    annnd it may be time.
    time for me to try to MAKE THE TEMPEH!!

  • skinnyfitalicious
    January 12, 2015 6:56 am

    Stir Fry is the best especially ones with nut butter. Good luck with the sugar! That is always a point of weakness for me haha as well as nut butter!

  • I make a killer Thai peanut sauce… just saying! And I feel you on cutting back on the sugar. But still. I NEEDS IT>
    We had them create a strawberry lemonade cake for us! It was a combo of two of the cakes that we sampled–a strawberry shortcake cake and a blueberry limoncello. It was incredible!

  • tempeh is sooo good! its the only soy i can handle. so sign me up! YUM

  • Tempeh has become one of my new favorite meat subs. I love peanut butter sauce too yum!!

  • Yum!!! I love peanut butter…….

  • I haven’t used Tempeh a lot, but this looks amazing! Will definitely give this a try!!

  • Oh yes for Thai flavors! Yummm!

  • I absolutely love thai peanut sauce…thanks for the wonderful recipe. And how much fun to go to the bridal show!

    Good luck as you start back into your training. Can you believe it’s that time already?!

  • I love stir fry for the same reason – it’s a great way to create new flavors and empty the fridge. 🙂 Our wedding cake was a sour cream pound cake with raspberry and fondant icing. And we ate it for 10 years!! (double wrapped & frozen works REALLY well for preserving it)

  • We love peanut sauce and all things Thai! This stir fry is calling my name. 🙂 Yay for the start of marathon training! My motivation is lacking with the dreary weather and cold and I’m only on week two. Better find it quick!

  • This sounds delicious and looks beautiful with all the veggies. I’ve been scared of making tempeh in the past since I’ve had a couple failures but it might be time to give it another try.

  • Lake Shore Runner
    January 12, 2015 1:20 pm

    That peanut dressing sounds amazing! Happy to be back to the Meatless Monday link-up 🙂

  • Oh I can’t wait to try this!!! This looks so good and it is right up my alley!

  • Carly Pizzani
    January 12, 2015 1:59 pm

    SO fun you went to a bridal shower! And peanut sauce in a stir fry is the BEST. Hope your legs feel fresh for training after your 5 day break!

  • Your posts haven’t been showing up in my bloglovin feed at all or at the very least, 12 hours late… My cake was chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling of course.It was white on the outside but if I had it my way, it would have been chocolate.

  • Sounds great, Tina! I love one-pot meals like this where you get your protein, veggies, and whole grain all in one dish.

  • mmmmm!! I can’t eat peanuts, and I really miss peanut sauce!! So good!

  • Faith VanderMolen
    January 12, 2015 7:08 pm

    This looks awesome!! I had a great recipe to share this week, but my pictures were not uploading. Sad day. Next week for sure I’ll be joining the party:) I’m excited to follow along as you start training!

  • I’ve never tried Tempeh but I’ve heard a lot about it!! We do love stir fry!!

  • OMG this looks so amazing!!! I have to at least attempt to make this. I’m also so excited that you start your marathon training this week!!! woot woot.

  • Okay, call the Fire Department and put them on alert, I’m going to attempt to make this! You had me at peanut stir fry. 🙂

  • This recipe looks awesome! I love tempeh in stir frys so I definitely have to try this!

  • Oh yeah! This looks so YUM! It’s now on my list 🙂
    Looking forward to hearing about your marathon training.

  • This looks really tasty. I may try this tonight but with a few modifications since I don’t have snap peas or asparagus and I don’t usually eat honey. Hope the training is going well 🙂

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