Ba dabu dop ba du dop...alright sorry, I always get distracted by anything Hanson related. But there's something else that distracts me too, and it's name is Mmm Sauce.
Since I first read about this delicious sauce on Mama Pea's blog, I had to try it ASAP. And try it I did...Have you ever heard of Goddess Bowls? They are pretty popular in vegan restaurants and are generally a bowl filled with brown rice or quinoa and topped with tofu, veggies, and a sauce that's usually tahini- a main ingredient in the famous Goddess Dressing by Annie. I'm not a big fan of tahini, or that dressing, so I usually top my bowls with a sprinkling of freshly ground pepper and sea salt.
- 1/4 canola oil
- 1/4 c almonds
- 1/4 c chickpeas
- 1/3 c water
- 1/4 c nutritional yeast
- 2 1/2 Tbls lemon juice
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
Combine the oil, almonds, chickpeas, and water in a food processor or blender and combine.
Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend to combine.
The sauce is almost cheese-like. It's tangy and creamy, thick but just runny enough. It wouldn't be un heard of to just lick it out of the bowl (never happened). Hey, it's made of beans and almonds, that's a protein packed meal, right?
- Cooked brown rice or quinoa (brown rice tastes better with the sauce)
- Vegetables. I used broccoli, carrots, purple kale, and onions
- Tofu or beans (chickpeas would be great!)
The first time we made Mmm bowls, I roasted the veggies (minus the kale) and tofu.
See how the tofu on the bottom is all pinky orange? The marinade and roasting made it look like salmon!
The purple kale I bought just because it was so pretty and it would make me pretty. Sorry for the fuzzy photo!
All I did to cook up the kale was to toss it in a pan with a little bit of oil until it wilted.
Then to assemble the bowls, simple top your grain with veggies and tofu and drizzle the Mmmm Sauce on! I know, I call it a bowl and use a plate. I just don't have the right kind of bowl for this meal!
I sprinkled sesame seeds on the top as well- an excellent source of calcium.
Oh gosh I'm drooling as I write this. The sauce is really that good!
In fact, Tim and I have already made it about seven more times since. For Mmm Bowls made with quinoa, tofu, and broccoli...
And to top off English muffins with fried tofu, faux ham and spinach.
I'm thinking that this will make a great condiment for black bean burgers this summer as well. I can't wait to try that out!