Tofu bowls

Vegan, and deliciously flavorful, this tofu bowl is worth skipping takeout for.

Servings: 4 bowls


  • 14 ounce package extra firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup tamari (or soy sauce if not gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, grated 
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha hot sauce (optional if you don’t like it spicy)
  • For the bowls
  • 1 lb broccoli chopped and steamed
  • 1 cup carrot sticks
  • 1 red pepper, cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 cup radish, cut into thin rounds and marinated in 2 tablespoons rice vinegar and 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup edamame, steamed
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped into small cubes or circles
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups white or brown rice, cooked (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Spicy mayo sauce – combine 2 parts vegan mayo to 1 part sriracha. 


  • Drain the tofu by pressing down on it gently between two paper towels, to get rid of the liquid. Cut tofu into 2 x 1/4-inch slices and set aside and toss in a bowl with cornstarch.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the ingredients under the marinade list to create the marinade.
  • Now gently add the tofu to the marinade, and stir gently to coat the tofu on all sides with the marinade. You can set it aside for 15 minutes or longer in the fridge.
  • Add the sesame oil to a frying pan. When oil is hot, add the tofu and fry. Let the tofu cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. 
  • Serve hot in bowls layered with rice (optional), vegetables, tofu and sprinkled with the sesame seeds. Drizzle with the spicy mayo sauce.

Acai-Blueberry Bowl

Acai berry bowls continue to be the Instagram rage and I just had to check it out when I saw a Acai Puree packet at Trader Joe’s. The acai (ah-sigh-EE) berry is a grapelike fruit harvested from acai palm trees, which are native to the rainforests of South America. Like other berries, acai berries contain antioxidants and fiber. Widely touted as a super fruit, it’s a very healthy way to start your day or even have as a mid-day snack.


  • 1 packet Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Organic Acai Puree – 3.52 oz packet
  • 3/4 cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 medium Banana (keep aside a couple of slices for topping)
  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Honey or 2 Medjool dates (or more, depending on sweetness desired)


  1. In a blender (I use a Vitamix), add the unsweetened almond milk, acai puree, blueberries, protein powder, chia seeds, honey/dates and Greek yogurt.
  2. Blend until smooth (adjust almond milk and honey/dates, if needed)
  3. Scrape mixture into bowl
  4. Top with remaining banana slides
  5. Grab a spoon and dig in