I haven’t made a buddha bowl in what feels like ages and this was just what I needed. Golden coconut coated tofu, roasted kale and lightly pickled carrot with a creamy avocado and peanut sauce or piled on top of quinoa – perfect.
I had to put the word creamy in the title because otherwise this guy just screams HEALTH and I didn’t want to scare everyone off. Plus it is creamy so why wouldn’t I mention that? This curry is delicious! I’m a big fan of tofu these days and this curry comes together pretty quickly with a big punch of flavour.
This curry is like a love child between ramen broth and a coconut curry. I wanted the curry ‘gravy’ to have that flavour bomb thing going on that you get with ramen but to be served over rice like a curry. And wait for it… I cooked tofu in a pan not the oven for once! Turns out I can let go of my safety net!
I finally tried a slightly different way of cooking tofu and I’m such a big fan! It’s like eating chicken schnitzel – really! I’m clearly excited about this and you should be too. You’ll probably see this rendition popping up again but for now it’s finding a place in a noodle salad bowl and you’re going to love it.
Chipotle Tofu Bowls? Heck yes I’m in! You all know by now that I love ‘bowl food’ and have probably caught on to my love of Mexican too (recent enchilada and tortilla soup posts might have hinted at this..). If you’ve really be paying attention you may also have noticed that I’m getting into the occasional serve of tofu too.
Crunchy golden tofu pieces in a spicy salty sauce with toasted sesame seeds, hell yes! Put it all on top of a pile of fine rice noodles and fresh slaw and I’m a happy girl. This is by no means a traditional bun bowl with all the right flavours and – but they were the inspiration, so don’t get angry at me for my description. Let 2017 be the year of you having fun with your food and letting go of the rule book.
I’m going to start this post by saying I’m not really into tofu. I think it can be really bland sometimes and I’m not always into the spongy texture. This tofu is none of those things. This tofu I love. It’s crispy on the outside, smothered in satay sauce and nice and soft in the centre. This is the tofu that has converted me.