spicy scrambled eggs and tempeh.

I love savory foods for breakfast. Preferably accompanied by a cinnamon roll. HA!

This savory egg dish is really satisfying, with spicy Asian flavors, crunchy sesame seeds, and loaded with protein.



Ingredients: all you need are eggs, tempeh, toasted sesame oil, some other kind of oil or butter, sesame seeds, and your favorite spice mix.

I’m using a wok these days, but a frying pan works just fine.

  • Over medium heat, pour about a teaspoon toasted sesame oil in a frying pan or wok, along with another type of oil (coconut oil or butter ~ I tried toasted sunflower oil for the first time and it was amazing).
  • Drop in some cubed tempeh (Trader Joe’s has a sprouted tempeh that I absolutely love. It has a nice, crunchy texture and a great flavor), and fry until golden brown.
  • Add two slightly beaten eggs and stir until you get a nice scrambled mixture. You might need to add a little salt at this point.
  • Add toasted and/or black sesame seeds, and your favorite chili oil or spice mix.

You can, of course, turn this into a veggie fest. Mushrooms would be incredible in this! And celery, onions, spinach, tomatoes, you name it. If I had cilantro, I would definitely add that as well.

Lately I’ve been experimenting with homemade chili oils and spice mixes, and so far, I’m in love. I don’t know why they’re better than a bottled version, but I will for sure post my best efforts soon, so you can try it too!

My methods of cooking have completely changed since last year, all thanks to this Instagram sensation I cannot stop watching! Her name is Marion Grasby ~ have I mentioned her before? She’s half-Australian and half-Thai, and I think she might be the Julia Child of Bangkok. She is teaching me how to use a wok, how to get those unbelievable Asian flavors, how to embrace a mortar and pestle, rather than a food processor, and how to crisp up a chicken breast like nothing else.

And she’s gorgeous. Marion’s Kitchen is her company. She sells her sauces worldwide, but she also provides all of the recipes on her website, so you can make the sauces yourself.


Check her out on Instagram and you’ll see what I mean. @marionskitchen

Well, that’s it for today. Happy savory breakfast! I’ll post those homemade chili recipes soon!


Leave a Reply