BURRITO BOWLS FOREVER, FEAT. HOMEMADE TOFU BACON CRUMBLES AND LIME CASHEW CREME

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There is nothing better than a big ‘ol bowl of nourishing veggies. Burrito bowls are great for every occasion: dinner party, packed lunch, Saturday night in by yourself watching Gilmore Girls whilst your Husband’s gone to Gloucester for the evening with his pals. Yep, I think that’s all the occasions.

I love that there are an infinite number of ingredient combinations you can throw together. It took me a long time to choose what to put together tonight,  with cauliflower, peppers, mushrooms and broccoli very narrowly missing out on making the cut this evening.

Here’s what I went for tonight:

Rice. 1/3 of a white onion and 1 small courgette fried in lemon pepper, ground cumin, 1 Thai chilli and a tiny touch of turmeric. I added some leftover white rice to this and stirred it all up together.

Kidney beans in chilli sauce. Add 1 tin to a small saucepan and simmer over a low/medium heat for around 10 minutes. Turn off the heat, let them cool a little and then mash them with a potato masher or the back of a fork.

Sweetcorn. Nothing fancy went on with the sweetcorn. I put some frozen sweetcorn in a bowl and poured some boiling water on top. Let that sit for a while, drain and repeat. The first time defrosts and the second time warms it up.

Salad. Pea shoots, cherry tomatoes and avocado.

Tofu Bacon Crumbles. Crumble some silken tofu into a bowl, pour some soy or tamari sauce over it and add smoked paprika and a little sugar or maple syrup or agave etc. Let this marinate for about 30 mins. Then lay out on a flat baking sheet and cook at 200 degrees for 20 mins.

Lime cashew cream of dreams. Soak 1 cup of cashews in some water for a minimum of 30 mins, to soften them and to bring out their creaminess. Add them to a food processor or blender with 1/2 a cup of non dairy milk. Some salt n pepper, a little nooch, a touch of turmeric, a splash of vinegar, the juice of 1 and a half limes. Whizz it all up together until well blended. If it’s still looking quite chunky, keep adding a little water and blending until smooth and a similar consistency to ketchup.

Add everything to a bowl in pretty segments and take great enjoyment mixing it all up together at the table. So good.

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4 Comments

  1. September 29, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    Ugh these tofu bacon crumbles looks amazing and I’m salivating in public right now! Gonna try these out soon.xx

    • September 30, 2016 / 8:47 am

      Thank you! They are so tasty, I can’t get enough. I want to pretend I just have a sprinkle as a topping but the truth is I COVER my plate in them! 🙂

  2. October 30, 2016 / 1:16 pm

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