Quinoa Bowl with Peanut Sauce



Quinoa Bowls have landed a safe spot on the Meal Planning frontier.  this one in particular has been a regular since January thanks to my friend Molly who so very kindly made it for us during our early days with Malcolm.  i would say the Peanut Sauce in particular is what really sells it for me as i am a real sucker for peanut sauces.  i love love love ordering Salad Rolls from Vietnamese restaurants just so i can have the peanutty dip that comes with.  i made a similar Veggie Bowl last year with a homemade Miso Gravy but it really just takes too long as it requires cooking.  this peanut sauce requires a list of ingredients but they are all pretty standard save the Miso Paste and once you dump them all in, all you gotta do is blend and you are set!  no chopping or cooking just BLEND.

Ingredients

1 TBS
Miso Paste
Mayo
Plain Yogurt
(i used plain dairy free coconut)
Mustard
Apple Cider Vinegar
Rice Vinegar
Soy Sauce
Brown Sugar
(Extra Virgin) Olive Oil

3 TBS
Plain Yogurt
Peanut Butter

I used dairy free plain coconut yogurt and WOW Butter
since Chloe is sensitive with dairy and allergic to peanuts

BLEND BLEND BLEND
i use a hand blender but a fork or a whisk will work just fine


Purple Cabbage, Cucumbers, Grated Carrot, Red + Yellow Peppers
I usually add kale as well but forgot to pick some up


EXTRA FIRM TOFU
marinated in some soy sauce, a drizzle of EVO and a few drops of rice vinegar
Pan Fried in a wok til golden brown

QUINOA
i'm not sure if anyone else feels this way but cooking quinoa with just plain water tastes like ass.  i found a recipe that cooked quinoa with garlic and stock and i have never looked back.

Drizzle of EVO
2 Garlic Cloves Minced
1 cup quinoa
2 cups stock

Heat EVO on medium and add garlic
Cook for 3 minutes
Add quinoa and stock
Simmer on low for 20 minutes

I usually spread my quinoa on a baking sheet to cool down


Assemble your bowl
Top with a few tablespoons of peanut sauce
Add a little Sriracha for extra spice

Actually if you don't have kids or one picky kid, I'd say you could add the Sriracha to the peanut sauce itself.  As much or as little as you like!
 


Crunchy, fresh, delicious and you feel super good
(especially after two bowls)


OTHER POTENTIAL COMBINATIONS

Tofu / Edamame / Mushrooms / Spinach / Radish

Tofu / Arugula / Avocado / Tomatoes / Scallions / Cilantro

Black Beans / Roasted Corn / Poblano Pepper / Cheese / Lime




Have a great week!

xo






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