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June 16, 2015

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ROTW-DocTempeh is a fermented soy bean product. Fermented plant-based foods contain probiotics that have been found to improve the health of intestinal cells, improve immune function, decrease allergies, reduce the risk of colon cancer, and treat diarrhea.



Need help creating this recipe at home? Watch the Physicians Committee’s own Jill Eckart whip it up.



Healthy gut bacteria are shown to combat obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disease, and even certain forms of cancer. Learn more about how microbiota affects your health.

BST (“Bacon”, Sprout, and Tomato Sandwich)

BST ("Bacon", Sprout, and Tomato Sandwich)

Celebrating Father’s Day with a backyard barbecue? Toss the tempeh on the grill for a nice, smoky flavor.

Makes 2 servings


1 package tempeh "bacon" (about 8 strips) or make your own
1 large tomato, thinly sliced
1 cup sprouts
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise (such as Nayonaise)
4 slices whole-wheat bread


Warm the tempeh bacon over medium heat in a dry sauté pan for about 2 minutes per side. Tear the tempeh bacon slices in half and set them aside. Place the tomato slices, then the tempeh bacon slices, and then the sprouts between slices of mayonnaised bread and press the sandwiches together.

Per serving:

Calories: 320; Fat: 6 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Calories from Fat: 8%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 20 g; Carbohydrates: 46 g; Sugar: 10 g; Fiber: 9 g; Sodium: 884 mg; Calcium: 0 mg; Iron: 0 mg; Vitamin C: 0 mg; Beta Carotene: 0 mcg; Vitamin E: 0 mg

Source: 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard, M.D.; Recipe by Jason Wyrick of Vegan Culinary Experience

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs. 

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Food for  Life

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