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Posted on April 26, 2016 by The VRG Blog Editor

I just wanted to give you an update about tempeh, etc. First of all my partner/husband Gunter Pfaff passed away last May, 2015 from fast acting bladder cancer. Gunter was the poster person of all things tempeh having patented a new way of making tempeh that we later called Betsy’s Tempeh and were in business in Michigan for 9 1/2 years. We then retired to California and Gunter then worked on another tempeh project that he filed a patent on. We then connected with a group that was able to take our idea to the next level and called it TempehSure. They will begin producing the units probably by late fall of 2016. They introduced the tempeh incubator at the Natural Products Expo food show in Anaheim in March and many chefs said they are anxious to have one in their kitchen. We always thought it would be great to have a small unit so people could start making their own artisan tempeh for the local community.

Take a look at their website which will give you a history of who they are and the people that are involved with the project. Meanwhile I still have our website showing our easy method for making tempeh:

Since The Vegetarian Resource Group has such great outreach and I respect what you are doing I thought you would be interested in knowing what both Gunter and I have been up to these many years.


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  1. Just wanted to let people know that this is our tempeh made in the Griddler. We always introduced people to this sandwich. I marinated the tempeh overnight in some tamari then Gunter brushed the tempeh with hot pepper sesame oil and brushed the bread with some olive oil and grilled the tempeh. Meanwhile the sauce is made with avocado, chopped black pepper, lemon juice and some chopped green onions. Everyone loved it.
    betsy shipley

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