My first foray into tempeh went swimmingly!
First I crumbled the tempeh, then covered it with water, a bunch of garlic, 2t. cumin, and 1/2t. salt. I let it simmer until all the water was dissolved.
(You may be asking "what is tempeh?" Answer: soy beans and rice pressed together. It has an almost meat-like texture and it tends to take on the flavor of what you cook it in - hence simmering it in spices and salt and garlic.)
After dinner Dave and I had somewhere very important to be:
Our new house!