The Outdoor Glory Bowl
This is an adaptation of the Whitewater Cookbook’s Glory Bowl Recipe. Just as tasty as the original but with adaptations for kayak hatch friendly veggies and a quicker cooking grain so you use less fuel. It looks great with all the bright colours, is really healthy and filling and the sauce is everyone’s favourite.
Makes enough for 4 hungry paddlers.
- 1 package of smoked tofu (most stores sell it in the same section as the other tofu- this is definitely the type to bring on a kayak trip as it lasts much longer than regular tofu)
- 1 tbps oil
- 2 medium beets
- 3 large carrots
- 2 medium yams
- 2 cups uncooked quinoa
- Sunflower seeds/chopped almonds/chopped cashews (optional if you have some extra nuts)
Peel yams and cut in to small cubes. Boil yams in water until medium-soft. Drain and set aside. Cut the smoked tofu in to small rectangles. Fry in oil over medium heat until golden brown on each side. Peel and grate the beets and carrots (it is worth it to bring a grater as the raw carrots and beets add a nice crunch, but if you don’t want to you can also cut the carrots and beets in to small pieces and boil with the yams until they are tender). Add quinoa to 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. After water and quinoa come to a boil, turn down the stove and simmer for 15 minutes or so until all the water has been absorbed. The quinoa should be translucent and a bit crunchy.
While the quinoa is boiling you can make the sauce.
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- ½ cup nutritional yeast flakes (you can also substitute 1-2 tbsp of miso paste)
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup of water
- 1-2 tbsp of oil (whatever type you have along for cooking)
You can mix the soy sauce and apple cider vinegar (and miso paste if you are using that) at home so you don’t need to bring as many bottles. Nutritional yeast flakes can be bought in bulk at Whole Foods.
Mince the garlic. Mix apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, water, oil, nutritional yeast flakes (or miso paste) and minced garlic. This sauce is best made by taste so add a little of each item until you get the flavor that you like.
Now it’s time to put everything together. Put the quinoa in a bowl. Add the tofu, yams, beets, carrots and nuts/seeds (if you are using them) on top. Pour some of the sauce on, mix and enjoy.