I created This sauce to add flavor to steamed veggies and healthy bowls. I have been incorporating more fresh vegetables and less animal fat, into my daily food intake. It’s great to eat clean and healthy, but sometimes you need a little kick! This is the perfect blend of salty, sweet, and savory, to help add a little flavor to veggies, grains, etc. It is simple, clean, and vegan, filled with vitamins and nutrients to help fuel your body. I’ve found that adding this sauce to your vegetables and grain of choice will keep you full and satisfied.
I used 1/4 cup eevo and 1/4 cup blood orange infused evoo ( you can just use 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil if you don’t have the orange evoo). -2/3 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice ( or, I suggest Natalie’s orange juice if you’re not juicing it yourself).-3 tbsp white Miso -2 tbsp vegan soy sauce ( I like less sodium soy sauce) -3 tbsp fresh ginger – 1 tbsp fresh garlic – 1 tsp cayenne pepper
Now it’s time to create your bowl! Today I steamed a purple Japanese potatoe. I have to admit that I only chose it because it was purple, lol, but it turned out super tasty! I also steamed some organic broccoli and cauliflower. I made some organic quinoa for the base of the bowl and added a fresh avocado, sliced on top. You can find already cooked, organic quinoa at Trader Joe’s if you don’t have a lot of time to prepare this meal. I always keep a box ( containing 3 packets) in my freezer. It’s best to steam your potaoe first because it can take 20-30 minutes depending on its size. Once that’s steamed, set it aside, steam your broccoli and cauliflower together and cook or microwave your grain. This is when I begin to blend the ingredients of the sauce in my blender. Once the grain is ready, place it in your bowl, adding the avocado on top. Decorate your veggies and cut up potatoe on either side and add this delicious sauce on top. Garnish with parsley (not only does it look pretty, it counteracts the garlic and also aids in digestion!) This dish turned out so yummy and filling. My husband and I split it for lunch and it fueled our bodies and brains and kept our hunger cravings satisfied for hours! Feel free to add tofu or any protein of choice. Today I sprinkled hemp hearts on top for a little added protein. I’m thinking about adding some parsley into the sauce mix, next time and garnishing the bowl with fresh orange slices. I’ll let you know how that turns out, next! Enjoy :). If you try this recipe, be sure and tag me on instagram @ Purejoy_lifesstyle and/or @ Purejoyfoodie