Macrobiotic Tofu and Veggie Bowl with Citrus Dressing
This is the kind of meal you think about all day long. Deeply nourishing, bursting with flavour, and incredibly satisfying. The kind of meal that makes you feel like a vegan unicorn. Thank you our talented friend Kristen aka @foodtosaveyoursoul for supplying us with this fantastic recipe. Enjoy!
To make the Carrot Red Pepper Dressing:
In a blender combine:
2 medium/large carrots, peeled and grated
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 to 4 cloves garlic
1 to 2 TBSP of tamari
1 TBSP maple syrup
1/3 cup filtered water
Blend on high until smoothie, at least one minute
To prepare the grains:
Cook 1 cup of dry quinoa (I use a rice cooker) with a ratio of 1 cup quinoa to 1.5 cups filtered water or broth
For the roasted Veggies:
Preheat oven to 400F
1 large red or orange yam, cubed
1 medium red onion, sliced
1 large zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch thick disks
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Chop veggies and toss with coconut oil to coat, then season with sea salt and black pepper
Flip veggies half way through roasting
For the raw veggies:
1/2 of a large avocado, cubed
2 cups shredded romaine
2 cups tender baby spinach leaves
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
For the Tofu Marinade:
1 orange, juiced
1 lime, juiced
2 tsp. tamari
1 tsp. maple syrup
1 tsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
To prepare the tofu
350 grams organic firm or pressed tofu
Place tofu, cut into cubes, into a glass dish with a lid and add the marinade. Place in the fridge for at least an hour, or up to overnight.
Place equal amounts of everything into 4 large bowls and top with 1/4 cup of dressing. Serve warm or cold.
Recipe and images thanks to Kristen Lambourne of Food to Save Your Soul.
For meal planning and recipe ideas be sure to check out Kristen on Instagram @foodtosaveyoursoul . Kristen in an energetic young mama who resides in Victoria B.C. She is a talented meal planner and works with clients on an individual basis to meet their specific dietary needs and goals.