Every once in a while I stumble upon a recipe that rocks my world. These masterpieces usually cause my inner foodie to do a mental back flip off of a killer whale. It’s very rare for me to follow a recipe completely, as I usually like to tweak them around to make them my own. I found a recipe online and followed it almost 100%, right down to the food plating. I was that inspired. All pictures in this post are in fact mine.
It’s been two days and I still can’t stop thinking about this meal. It’s the perfect spring/summer meal. I did use different beans, sprouted tofu instead of firm, and I didn’t season my kale. Minor differences that don’t take away from the glory that is this recipe.
BBQ Tofu Bowl
Inspired by thesweetlifeonline.com smoky bbq bowl
- 1 cup brown rice
- 8 oz sprouted tofu, pressed
- 4 giant kale leaves
- 1 cup beans (I used white kidney)
- 1 cup BBQ sauce (or you can make your own) also enough to cook the beans in.
- 1 avocado
- 2 tblsp nutritional yeast
For the tofu:
Cut the pressed tofu into cubes and marinate them in a shallow container with 1 cup of your BBQ sauce for about an hour. Once the tofu is done marinating, place on parchment paper or silicone baking mat and bake for 20 minutes with your oven preheated to 400F.
Save the extra BBQ sauce and mix with the nutritional yeast. After 20 minutes take the tofu out and flip them over. Reapply the saved BBQ sauce and bake for another 10-15 minutes. For extra crispness put on broil for a few minutes, but make sure not to burn it.
To assemble the bowl:
I used brown rice on the bottom, and then layered the rest of the ingredients on top. I steamed my kale, and warmed my beans on the stove in BBQ sauce. Yes..more BBQ sauce. Assemble and place avocado on top. This recipe serves two. For an extra kick squeeze lemon onto the kale after it’s been steamed, and add S + P to taste.
This meal took hours to prepare, and minutes to destroy.
Please do yourself a favor, and make this for dinner. Vegan or not..this meal is sure to please everyone with a pulse. Oh and as if I could forgot..dessert is always a must. Just like my cupcake for one, I made ONE cookie for dessert. This too needs some tweaking.
Q: Have you made any meals lately that channeled your inner foodie?