Creating bowls, takes me back to Taiwan, where a bowl of rice with meat, and vegetables looks so simple, but yet taste amazing.
I took that same concept, and constructed this bowl from a nutritional standpoint by including red peppers,which are high in vitamin C, a vegan protein source from the quinoa, and the fat we need for a healthy brain from the avocado.
Food should not only look simple, taste amazing, but should also heal the body.
Nutritional and Health Benefits
- Excellent source of antioxidant compounds that help protect against cardiovascular disease.
- Contains biotin and B vitamins that functions in the manufacture and utilization of fats and amino acids.
- Promotes good vision, with beta-carotene, to provide against macular degeneration and blindness.
- 1 package med-firm tofu, cut into med-size cube
- 1/4 cup evoo
- 2 tbsp thai green chili paste (vegan), see fellow recipe
- 1 16oz can plum tomatoes, crushed by hand
- 1 spanish onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 each baby carrots, cut into med-dice
- 1 each red peppers, cut into med-dice
- 1 each avocado, cut into med-dice
- 1 each scallion, thinly sliced
- 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
- 1 lime, juiced
- Salt and black pepper, ground
- Slice the tofu in half. Season with salt and pepper. Heat the 2 tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan, carefully place the tofu into the pan, and slightly brown the tofu on one side.
- Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wok, add the thinly sliced onions, season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender. Then add the thai chili green paste, cook the paste for a few minutes, and add the crushed tomatoes. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the flavor come together. Season with lime juice, salt and pepper.
- I left the vegetables raw here