I love the whole bowl thing. Add anything to a bowl and suddenly I am in heaven. I like things to be in smaller sized portions that way if I go for seconds I don’t feel like I am eating tons of food and then feel stuffed. Use a small bowl and you have small portions. This is in a soup-like bowl, but still. Same concept. I rarely cook dinners during the week, but I had time instead feeling rushed and thought, why not? Here is my eating for one person vegan and gluten-free Teriyaki Bowl.
There is something so yummy about teriyaki sauce. It is sweet but not cloyingly so, like a truly good sauce should be. I douse my veggies in it and don’t need much else. And since that is all I was in the mood for I decided to make a little one-person teriyaki bowl. I am so not good at making individual meals, since when I cook I make things for the week and make my lunch my main meal, dinners don’t usually get anything good. Which is probably why I tend to overeat at night – no plan. My dinners are normally protein shakes and peanuts, popcorn, or canned soup. Nothing amazing to hold my attention and think – yum, I just at an awesome “meal” and no, I don’t need to eat anything else. But, I was finally in the mood for that “meal” and since I had every single ingredient (a rarity) I figured let’s do it. And it only took about 15 minutes. Again – a rarity for my cooking!
The best part of this whole meal (besides snacking on the cooked grilled chicken) is having a pasta meal with no real carbs or calories. I used the Nasoya Pasta Zero noodles, which if you are trying to watch your weight and trying to bulk up a meal these noodles are perfect. The noodles didn’t have the normal stink of tofu noodles (I don’t know why the noodles always stick, because tofu doesn’t have scent) but you do need to drain and really rinse just to be sure. The only thing I don’t like about the spaghetti noodles is that they always seem so long, and since I don’t have “kitchen” scissors, meaning scissors used just for food, I always end up using my hand to try to squeeze the noodles into smaller noodles and I get little noodle pieces stuck to me. But oh well. I love the noodles no matter what, and fortunately my grocer has had really good sales on the noodles the last few weeks so I have stocked up. Like tofu, these noodles have a long fridge-life, so you can stock up and not worry about them going bad quickly.
In a microwave safe container defrost two cups cauliflower and broccoli blend for three minutes. Add in one serving chicken to the top of the veggies and microwave one more minute. In a saute pan add olive oil and veggies and turn on medium heat. Carefully chop in chicken and cook until veggies are just getting fork tender. Add in tamari, spices, and 1/4 cup water. Mix and cook until water has evaporated. Add in teriyaki sauce and mix. Mix cornstarch 2 tablespoons water in a small cup and add to pan mixing well. Slowly add in 1/3 cup water and mix. Drain and rinse noodles well then add to pan. Mix everything until it is a gravy like consistency, then it’s done!
1 Serving Beyond Meat Grilled Chicken, defrosted and sliced
2 C Frozen Cauliflower and Broccoli Mix, defrosted
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Pkg Nasoya Pasta Zero Shirataki Spaghetti Noodles
2 Tbsp San-J Gluten-Free Reduced Sodium Tamari Sauce
1 Tbsp Onion Slices
1 Tsp Ginger
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
1/8 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 C Water
1/4 C San-J Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce
1 Tbsp Cornstarch
2 Tbsp Water
1/3 C Water
1. Defrost veggies in microwave three minutes. Put in frozen chicken with veg and microwave one more minute.
2. In saute pan add one tablespoon olive oil, veggies and slice in chicken.
3. Cook about two minutes then add spices, tamari, and 1/4 cup water and stir.
4. Keep heat on medium and add in teriyaki. Mix cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water in small cup and add. Mix with a spoon.
5. Slowly add the 1/3 cup water and mix.
6. Drain and rinse noodles really well. Add to pan and mix getting everything coated.
7. Done and enjoy!
~~I received coupons from Nasoya to review the Pasta Zero noodles, but as always all opinions are my own!~~