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I hope you had an excellent Thursday!


We had a greeeeeat day.  We may have jammed more activities into a day than every before in Henry’s life.  He went to the gym’s daycare so I could spin, we drove the Husband to work, and then Henry and I went out for Thai food.  This is our new tradition – we go once a week all by myself.  I love it.  After, the two of us went to the children’s museum for an hour, and then we headed back to the office so I could have a meeting.  And then, MomHTP arrived from Tennessee (yay!), the three of us went to the grocery store, and last – but not least – we played at home for hours, ate dinner, and got Henry ready for bed.  WHEW.


Seriously. All. Around. The. City. 


I wanted to do something delicious but simple for dinner.  This was perfect.  Cranberry Coconut Tempeh.


To make the tempeh:


  • Heat a wok on medium-high. Melt about 3 tablespoons of coconut oil (we are frying here, not simply greasing the pan).
  • Slice an entire back of tempeh and carefully add to the hot oil.
  • While the first side browns, sprinkle the tops of the tempeh with a little brown sugar.
  • When the bottoms become golden, carefully flip, add more sugar, and add 1/4 cup dried cranberries.  Let cook for another minute or so (not too long!).
  • Turn off heat and sprinkle coconut on top.  Let it stand for a minute or two, then serve.


I put balsamic on top just for an extra little flavor flavor. 


There are brownies on the oven!



  • Ashley February 28, 2013, 8:12 pm

    That tempeh sounds (and looks) delicious! I just cooked with tempeh for the first time last week and I am hooked- I loved the nuttiness of it. This is high on my “must cook list”. Enjoy the brownies and mom time 🙂

  • Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness February 28, 2013, 8:31 pm

    I have never tried tempeh before but would be really interested to try it. I love trying new foods. Hopefully I will be brave enough to attempt this soon.

  • Amber K February 28, 2013, 8:35 pm

    Brownies never last on my oven for long. Ooh now I totally want some.

  • Amy February 28, 2013, 8:46 pm

    Whoa busy day! When does Henry nap?

    • Caitlin March 1, 2013, 7:10 am

      Heck yes! He took a two hour nap at 9:15 and a few carseat snoozes in the afternoon.

      • Amy March 1, 2013, 8:37 am

        Good for him (and you). My son was always a crib sleeper, so my days were limited! 🙂

  • Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) March 1, 2013, 9:00 am

    YUM to the tempeh! I have got to try this. 😀

  • Lindsay March 1, 2013, 9:32 am

    I hope this doesn’t make me sound terribly stupid, but that first picture is blowing my mind. Am I looking at a mirror on mirror?

    • Caitlin March 1, 2013, 1:18 pm

      yup! its a couple mirrors all together.

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action March 1, 2013, 11:24 am

    That tempeh looks great- I definitely want to try it out.

    Question about it- is tempeh soy? You hear so much about reduction of soy products, it confuses me!

  • Hollie March 1, 2013, 5:04 pm

    love that pic of you two!! so cute!!

  • Angela March 1, 2013, 8:35 pm

    Busy busy day! I bet Henry slept so well. I love that you have Henry-Mommy dates. 🙂

  • Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} March 2, 2013, 9:13 am

    That first picture is awesome! Sounds like you had a super busy, but very fun day!

    I love early morning spin classes and go twice per week, keeps me sane.

    I’ve recently gotten over my fear of the scary looking tempeh and have been cooking with it more frequently. Your recipe looks really tasty.

  • Jenn@ Be Me March 3, 2013, 7:32 am

    Sounds like a busy but fun day!

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