Holy moly on a poly, this sandwich…..!

Sorry. I’m getting all hot and bothered just by looking at it again. It was that good. Simple, too. And did I mention delicious? Done and done.
Tempeh, Goat Cheese and Raspberry Jam Sandwich
1 sandwich roll (I use Whole Foods brand 100 calorie sandwich thins)
1/3rd block of tempeh, sliced into two thin parts
1 tbsp raspberry preserves
1 ounce goat cheese
Smash yo’ jam, cheese and tempeh together on the roll. Devour.
I’m off to go close the blinds and lick the jam jar. Someone stop me…….I dare you.

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  • Carly @ Happy Healthy Foodie
    June 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    LOL Jenna you are hilarious. And yes, that sandwich looks awesome!

    • Surprise
      July 6, 2017 at 5:34 am

      I like to be jammin

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    June 21, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I goat cheese and jam together. I can’t speak for the tempeh, but I have goat cheese and fig jam on toast every morning!

  • Becki @ HikeBikeEat
    June 21, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I still have no idea what tempeh is, but that looks delicious!

  • Evan Thomas
    June 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I love goat cheese, but with tempeh and jam?! I’m… skeptical.

  • Kaz
    June 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I wouldn’t dare come between a girl and her jam. 😀

    Whoa, that sandwich looks phenomenal!

  • ashleigh
    June 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    my lunch was so simliar! a whole wheat deli flat w/ tempeh, laughing cow + hummus, and cherries on the side!

  • Kacy
    June 21, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    You make me really, really want to overcome my fear of tempeh. That looks divine.

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    June 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I loooove goat cheese, tempeh, and JAM! this sounds right up my alley. I’ve never seen the WF sandwich rolls – I’ll have to look for em!

  • Camille
    June 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Oooh, so good looking!
    Tempeh is my newest obsession. I love it!

  • Jen
    June 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    there is nothing to be feared about tempeh!!! it is my all time favorite lunch go-to. tempeh-avocado-tomato-spinach leaves- hummus. go crazy.

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    June 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    oH I agree – that sandwich sounds incredible!

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit!
    June 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I would never, ever, ever, never, ever come up with this combination. It sounds intriguing!

  • Laura
    June 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    I may have missed this in past posts, but where do you buy your Tempeh? Is it sold at TJs?


    • jessica
      June 21, 2010 at 5:21 pm

      I’m not Jenna but yes, it’s sold at Trader Joes.

      • Laura
        June 21, 2010 at 8:46 pm

        Thank you! I appreciate it…i am sure I have walked by it a thousand times!

        • jessica
          June 22, 2010 at 9:53 am

          It’s kept in the refrigerated section with the tofu!

  • Helen
    June 21, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I’ve never understood the cheese and jam combo…..maybe now I do!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    June 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I never understood the whole jam, tempeh and cheese combo thing until I actually tried it. It’s absolutely delicious. 😀

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    June 21, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I can’t wait to have goats cheese again! I’ve had to give it up during my pregnancy but with baby coming this week, you can bet i’ll be buying some SOON! 🙂

  • Krystina
    June 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I LOVE tempeh/jam sandwiches. I add dijon and spinach/greens to mine.

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    June 21, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    This combo always makes my mouth water, but for some reason I never have all of the ingredients on hand at the same time. Oh, and licking the jam jar = totally acceptable.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    June 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    hahaha…i’m not getting in your way on that one! i would pity the fool who dare try to stop me from doing that 🙂

  • Claire
    June 21, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I keep hearing about raw tempeh sandwiches and have yet to try it! This looks and sounds great lady!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    June 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I’m not sure I’d try tempeh just yet, but goat cheese and jam? Yes!

    June 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I sooooo wish I wasn’t allergic to soy! Your sammie looks delish!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    June 21, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Goat cheese + jam is SUCH a great combo. Actually, goat cheese + anything is a good combo. I’m pretty sure goat cheese + dog poop is a good combo.

  • Kristen @ Change of Pace
    June 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Cheese and jam is just heavenly! 🙂

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    June 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    oooh what an interesting combo! I just can’t seem to get a taste for tempeh though…..

  • Kellie
    June 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I put jam on everything. Sandwiches, oatmeal, bananas. The list is truly endless.

  • Katherine
    June 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    those cherries in the back look tempting

  • Kelly
    June 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I ate this last week except it was on one piece of Ezekiel with laughing cow cheese and Crofter’s superfruit Asia jam. Great minds think alike!

  • Susan
    June 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I love coming to your blog and seeing your wonderful creations, I know everybody says it – but I get tired of seeing some of the same breakfasts or dinners over and over again…

  • Monique
    June 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I really need to try this cheese and jam combo 🙂

  • Stacey
    June 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Your funny, that does look really good.

  • Alyssa
    June 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm


    That looks flippin’ amazing! I had tempeh for the first time yesterday because for some reason I never thought it was gluten free! I will have to try that sammich on some of my GF bread or perhaps wrap. I have some fig goat cheese, so I will throw that on there instead…i’m sure it’s gonna rock my world 🙂


  • Kate
    June 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Your blog lately seems repetitive and honestly really boring. I don’t know how any one would want to comment on picture of a sandwich ???

    • Jenny
      June 21, 2010 at 4:27 pm

      You kind of just did, Kate.

    • Rachel
      June 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm

      I don’t know why anyone would bother taking time out of their day to leave a nasty comment just because they didn’t like the blog content. Move on if that’s the case.

  • R @
    June 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Not a combination I would think to try but cheese and jam always sound good to me

  • Laura (Starloz)
    June 21, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I’m not feeling this sandwich. i dont love cheese

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    June 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Yum! Tempeh & Jam were meant to be 😀

  • Allie
    June 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    heh. i lick the jam jar with the blinds open. glad i’m not the only one!

  • Cara
    June 21, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    So jealous..that looks delish!
    I wish I could find tempeh somewhere.

  • SallyH
    June 21, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I so want to like tempeh because that really offers so many more options to my veggie eating, but, ugh! Someone please tell me what is to like about it??

    And, um, Kate #33, I’m going to give you the attention you obviously crave and answer: because a tempeh, cheese and jam sandwich isn’t something most people would think of or try without this post–as you can tell from the comments above. That’s the point of a food blog. To talk about food.

  • Alycia @ Fit n Fresh
    June 22, 2010 at 4:02 am

    YUM! I’ve been on a jam and cheese sandwich kick lately too! Why however did you know? (:

  • Annie D. @ Annie's Simple Life
    June 22, 2010 at 7:27 am

    For whatever reason I just can’t get my head around a sweet tempeh sandwich!! I’m soooo needing to try this.

  • Kristen
    June 22, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I just tried this combo using organic tempeh, goat cheddar, and swiss raspberry jam. I’m pretty sure I am in love. I can’t wait for dinner so I can eat this again… 😉

  • Liz
    September 21, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Whoa… saw the reference to this in your latest post about baking rolls. I thought….eew, tempeh and jam!? Okay, I can see the goat cheese and jam… but tempeh… just never thought of as something to go with something sweet. But I trust you. If you say it is good, I will try it!