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Market Haul: Protein



At least 2-3 times per week I eat organic soy protein in the form of milk, tofu, and tempeh. I also picked up some radish for salad, and scotch bonnet peppers for curry. The tomatoes weren’t on my list, but I wanted to try the Kumato or brown tomato and didn’t realize until I returned home that I had already bought Campari tomatoes from a different market.

Market Haul: Protein, radish, kumato, campari tomato, nasoya organic extra firm tofu, Nasoya silken organic tofu, organic temper, eggplant

I wasn’t sure what a Kumato was, but it’s a brown tomato. As they ripen, they darken, and inside is a brown flesh.  It is not GMO product, and the brand Sunset stands by that. I will try it with my vegetables, maybe a pizza, or on avocado toast.


I also picked up organic Tempeh (temp-pay), which is an Indonesian soy product. Soybeans are fermented and formed into a white cake like form. It is high in protein offering 16 grams per 3 ounces. It has 10 carbs but offers 7 grams of fiber, which is very good. It is also a good source of calcium, and iron. Most health professionals agree eating fermented organic, non-GMO soy, like tamari, miso, natto, tempeh, and pickled tofu is actually a healthier alternative, to other forms of soy. I still eat it in moderation.

There are several types of tempeh made with barley, flax, oats, brown rice and other grains. It can be steamed, stewed, sautéed, grated, or baked. I will use it to make a Teriyaki Tempeh dish.


Market Haul included: What I’m Making.

  • Radish- Salads
  • scotch bonnet peppers -for curry
  • Eggplant
  • Organic tempeh- Teriyaki Tempeh Bowl
  • Organic silken Tofu- Black Forest Smoothie
  • Organic firm tofu- Curry tofu
  • Kumato tomatoes- Salad, and vegetable blend
  • Campari tomatoes- Salad
  • Lemongrass- Shrimp dish (son)




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