Farmers Market Eats: Spicy Sesame Broccoli with Pumpkin Tempeh

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Back again with a Farmers’ Market Eats recipe! This time with a fall inspired meal for lunch or dinner. Veggies, butternut squash, pumpkin puree, and tempeh. The gangs all here!

The star of the show today is the tempeh. I created a teriyaki pumpkin marinade, and trust me, you want to try this. There are never too many pumpkin inspired meals in the fall, so here’s another one for ya. This salty, sweet combo is going to make your tastebuds super happy. If you don’t like tempeh, try it on tofu or chicken. I didn’t test it out, but I’m guessing it’d work just fine!

Alright, enough of my rambling. I don’t really have any other updates to share with you guys today. Just the usual weekend full of couch time with Trout, a long run for my half marathon training, and scouting out some good craft beer in the Twin Cities.

To create the full meal I had, there are three steps. All very simple. But, if you don’t want to do all three, just one of these recipes would make a great component for a hearty fall meal.


Roasted Butternut Squash:


  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise. If your squash is impossible to cut, you can pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until you are able to successfully slice it.
  2. Scoop seeds out of the squash.
  3. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil.
  4. Place in the oven at 400 degrees for approximately 1 hour, or until it’s soft enough to poke with a fork.

Spicy Sesame Broccoli:

  • 1 cup frozen broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds

Combine all ingredients in a skillet, cover, and wait for the magic to happen. Yes really, this recipe is that simple.

Teriyaki Pumpkin Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (I used Bragg liquid aminos)
  • 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (I used Ninja Squirrel Sriracha Hot Sauce from Whole Foods)
  • 4 tablespoons pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (don’t leave this out! It really helps balance the flavor)
  • 1 package tempeh (I like Trader Joes 7 grain)


  1. Mix all the ingredients together, except tempeh, in a large bowl.
  2. Cut the tempeh into strips.
  3. Mix the tempeh in with the marinade making sure it all has a good, even coating.
  4. Pour everything into a pan and sauté over medium heat.
  5. Serve with the spicy sesame broccoli!


Hey! I’m Emily. The cat-loving, beer-drinking, positivity enthusiast behind Get Well With Em! I help women overcome perfectionism through easy recipes with limited ingredients and prep, and workouts using minimal equipment!

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