Tamari Tempeh Quinoa Avocado Sushi Bowl

“How to be a failed attempt at an adult”, a book by me.  

-Step #1: make sure you don’t ever EVER do laundry. Why not try putting all your dirty clothes in a laundry basket and see how the pile grows higher each day (just like your desesperation) instead? 

If you still feel like giving this whole laundry thing a go, remember NOT to ever select the proper programme to wash your thing. 10000ºC pits-of-hell kind of heat? Yeah, that’s totally what your fragile wool sweater needs.

-Step #2: house chores are an urban legend. Don’t vacuum – spend your precious time procrastinating instead. Do I hear Netflix? Laying on the bed thinking about the meaning of life? Sitting in a dark corner doing nothing? All three are much better than sweeping.

Tamari Tempeh Quinoa Avocado Sushi Bowls - a healthy and delicious lunch or dinner idea which is also vegan and gluten free!

-Step #3: why cook a balanced a nutritious meal when you can have peanut butter and jelly toast for dinner seven sixty-seven nights in a row instead?

-Step #4: homework? Assigments? Real life work? Sounds to me like you need a nap. Or two. Come back when you’re well restead and repeat step #2.

Oh hey, I was actually kidding. Sure I do grown-up things on occasion… such as actually liking beer and lusting over Kit Harington on a daily basis.

How many three-year-olds do you know that do that huh?

Tamari Tempeh Quinoa Avocado Sushi Bowls - a healthy and delicious lunch or dinner idea which is also vegan and gluten free!

Sometimes I actually go a step further and make myself an actual nutritious lunch. “Sup girl let’s throw some veggies, superfoods, healthy fats and protein sources in a bowl so it looks like you’re actually nailing this living alone and feeding yourself thing!!!” 

Oh hey.

I’m a genius.

Now if someone would kindly explain me how to load a dishwasher that’d be greeeeeeaaaat.

Tamari Tempeh Quinoa Avocado Sushi Bowls - a healthy and delicious lunch or dinner idea which is also vegan and gluten free!

Oh hey.

Kidding again, I don’t actually own a dishwasher: I do this thing where I stack all my bowls in the biggest tower known to mankind and hope for my roommate to clean them.

Although now that I think about it, I believe she does the same?

Tamari Tempeh

Oh hey.

New book idea:

“How to make Consuelo happy in three easy steps”

-Clean her room. Emphasis on the laundry thing.

-Make her cookies. Lots of them.

-Be Kit Harington. This step is not optional.


Tamari Tempeh Quinoa Avocado Sushi Bowl
Serves 2
An easy to put together, super healthy and delicious dinner/lunch idea! You need to add this to your weekly menu!
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For the tempeh
  1. 200 grams tempeh
  2. 50 grams tamari sauce
  3. 20 grams maple syrup
  4. a drizzle of sriracha
For the quinoa
  1. 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  2. 2 cups water
  3. a pinch of salt
For the bowls
  1. 1 carrot
  2. 1/2 a medium zucchini
  3. 1 nori sheet
  4. 1/2 an avocado
  5. 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  6. pickled ginger
  7. radish sprouts
For the tempeh
  1. You can marinate the tempeh overnight for a more flavorful version, but I find that this recipe works fine if you decide to cook it the same day.
  2. Whisk together tamari sauce, sriracha and maple syrup.
  3. Heat some oil in a pan and add tempeh once it's hot.
  4. Add in the tamari mix and cook tempeh until it looks golden and glaze has been absorbed.
For the quinoa
  1. Rinse quinoa very well before cooking.
  2. Add water to a saucepan and heat on high until it boils.
  3. Turn off the heat but don't remove the saucepan from the stovetop.
  4. Add in quinoa. Place a lid on top of the saucepan and let it cook for 15 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Stir quinoa with a fork to make it fluffy.
For the bowls
  1. Make ribbons out of the carrot with a potato peeler.
  2. Heat some olive oil in a pan and cook zucchini until golden.
  3. Throw all the ingredients into a bowl and enjoy!
  1. This is the way I cook quinoa but you're free to cook it the way you like!
  2. If you don't like quinoa you can use any other grain instead.
  3. You can use tofu instead of tempeh if you like that better.
  4. This recipe is both vegan and gluten free.
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Oh hey.

I might or might not have to stop writing posts under the influence of beer… 

Whatever. Both sober and drunk-y me agree that this is by far one of the best lunches you’ll ever have. The mix of flavours and textures is unreal. Spicy tempeh mixed with fluffy quinoa, creamy avocado salty nori and crunchy fresh veggies? Pretty sure that what’s heaven taste like! And oh hey, it’s healthy too! Packed with tons of plant-based protein, carbs and healthy fats, plus lots of vitamins and micronutrients that I’m pretty sure that the sober, adult version of me should care about.

I mean, make this, my friends. And thank me later. Preferibly in the form of cookies.

Lots of love,

Slightly-drink-but-mum-I-swear-it’s-not-what-it-looks-like me.

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  • Reply Savanna @ Gluten Free Vegan Pantry April 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    A – this is one of the best write ups I’ve ever seen on a food blog.
    B – this dish looks like heaven
    C – I’m an expert cookie maker but don’t think I could quite pass for Kit Harrington?

    • Reply Consuelo April 7, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Thanks a million Savanna! You’re so sweet!
      C – That man is hard to replace 😉 xxx

  • Reply Medha @ Whisk & Shout April 7, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    This looks so delish! Your writing kills me, I’m laughing out loud at work 🙂 I love this sushi bowl and I’m sorry, but I’m not Kit Harrington, but I’ve got cookies!

    • Reply Consuelo April 7, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      Well if you’ve got cookies you’re very welcome!
      Kidding ’cause you’re aaaaaaalways welcome 😉 Thanks girl! xxx

  • Reply shashi at runninsrilankan April 7, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I will come clean your home and do your laundry if you pay me with this tempeh bowl and that Peanut Butter, caramel and chocolate cake – deal?

    • Reply Consuelo April 7, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      That sounds amazing to me hehehe 😉

  • Reply superfitbabe April 7, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Firstly, this bowl looks so so good! And I totally agree about PB&J!

    • Reply Consuelo April 7, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      PB&J are life 😉 Thanks girl! x

  • Reply josefinetm April 8, 2015 at 10:41 am

    This looks so damn good Concuelo! I’ve been craving ever since I saw your pic on Instagram.
    Also I love love love your new layout. Well, I know it isn’t BRAND new, but I become so happy every time I see it 😉 so cute!
    Have a lovely day hon

    • Reply Consuelo April 8, 2015 at 11:21 am

      Awwh thank you so much Josefine! So glad you liked the sushi bowl so much!
      Have a wonderful day! xxx

  • Reply Ashley April 9, 2015 at 1:39 am

    haha ugh laundry – the bane of my existence!! We have so much every day!!

    But on a brighter note, these bowls look awesome!

    • Reply Consuelo April 9, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Yup!! it’s the worst!
      Thank you Ashley! xx

  • Reply Monica April 9, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Consuelo – the site looks great!! And you are so funny – your posts are always fun and light-hearted, with a dose of deliciousness thrown in. This is indeed a very nice, healthy lunch. It does take planning and effort to eat well, doesn’t it. But it’s worth it when you end up with a bowl like this. : )

    • Reply Consuelo April 9, 2015 at 11:03 am

      Awwh thanks a million for the kind words Monica!! You’ve just made my day!
      It might take a bit of effort, but planning gets easier with time. And it’s so worth it! 😉

  • Reply Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness April 9, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Ooh yum, this bowl looks so healthy and nourishing! I love doing veggie brown rice bowls that remind me of this recipe.

    • Reply Consuelo April 9, 2015 at 11:04 am

      Yum! I loe brown rice bowls as well! Thank you Nicole! 🙂 x

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com April 9, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I call shenanigans! Anyone who can make a salad this gorgeous is surely an adult of some kind. This is so dreamy and delicious! Come to my house and make me one, please!

    • Reply Consuelo April 9, 2015 at 11:04 am

      Hahahaha deal! But only if you’ve got some sort of cake prepared for me 😉 xxx

  • Reply Alyssa @ My Sequined Life April 11, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Ohhh I am a master of step #1 🙂 Laundry is not my BFF. But this dish – YES please. I’ve made your crack tofu loads and it’s so so good, I know I’ll be dying over this tempeh! Hope you’re doing well!!

    • Reply Consuelo April 11, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Awh thanks girl!! Glad you liked it!
      Hope you’re well too! xx

  • Reply Justyna August 14, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    This makes my moth water! Yummm…
    C, thanks for sharing

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