Friday, February 25, 2011

Smokey Teriyaki Veggie Bowl

After running errands out in the cold winter weather, nothing makes me happier than coming home to a big bowl of warm comfort food. Oh, and puppies too. Yes - puppies make me very happy!
But alas, this site is not about being Addicted to Puppies although I could easily veer in that direction with just about every post.
Anyways...
Here's what Friday's Recipe has to offer - and I hope that you find it every bit as tasty and comforting as I do!
Smokey Teriyaki Veggie Bowl
This makes 2 Large servings if eaten on it's own. Otherwise pair it with a pasta or grain of choice and it will stretch to feed even more.
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Step 1. Making your Smokey Teriyaki Marinade:
with 
2 c Warm (or hot) Water
Steep Tea until water is a Dark Amber Color. Strain your Tea leaves from the water (squeeze as much of the liquid as you can from the tea leaves. 
You should have roughly 1 & 3/4 Cups of Tea Water.
In a medium Mixing bowl Combine:
 All of your Tea Water (from above)
1/4 c Coconut Nectar //or// 1/3 c Date Sweetener
1/4 c Safflower Oil //or// Another type of Mild Flavor Oil - Do not use EVOO
 2 heaping tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Granules
1 tsp Lemon Pepper
Sea Salt to Taste (optional)
Whisk all of the above together until everything has dissolved. Set aside and move on to the next Step.
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Step 2. Your Veggies 
Feel free to use other types of vegetables, this is simply what I had on hand, and what I wanted to eat.
1/2 lb Broccoli 
1/4 lb Onion
1/4 lb Mushroom
Slice all of your veggies in fairly uniform size and transfer them to a large container (with a lid). 
Pack down your veggies tightly in the container and pour your Smokey Teriyaki Marinade over your Veggies (into the container):
Place the lid onto your container and let your veggies sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours. I recommend letting them Marinate over night.
Once your veggies have finished, remove them from the container using tongs, or even your hands...
 DO NOT THROW OUT YOUR MARINADE!! Oops - sorry to yell. You'll want to make sure to save your Teriyaki Marinade because after your veggies have been warmed you can drizzle it over them - or even make another batch of Veggies with it.
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Warming Your Veggies
Below are the RAW/VEGAN directions for heating your veggies. If heat is not an issue for you then feel free to bypass this step completely.
Conventional Oven: Set your oven to it's very lowest heat, place your veggies onto a cooling rack lined with Parchment Paper, place the cooling rack onto a baking sheet
 Transfer your Veggies (seen above) into your oven
Leave your Oven door cracked open and warm your veggies for about an hour, maybe a little bit less.
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Dehydrator: Line your Dehydrator with Parchment Paper and place your veggies evenly onto your dehydrating sheet:
Warm your veggies for 1 hour. It's as simple as that!
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Enjoy your Veggies piled on top of your Grain or Pasta of choice - don't forget to use your leftover Marinade as a sauce to drizzle on top of your big bowl of comfort food! 
I had mine with some Brown "Rice"
So good!
Or, you could Roll some SUSHI!
And use your left over Smokey Teriyaki Marinade as a terrific dipping sauce for your rolls.
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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

5 comments:

  1. I literally just made this marinade minus the tea mixture, I substituted some drops of real liquid smoke and changed a few other things--this is some serious marinade!! I can't wait to taste the final product tomorrow night! I will post it in the next few days directing people to you!
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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  2. Elizabeth! You just made my day! I am beyond excited to hear about the final product!! <3

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  3. Hey, I'm Allie! I think I might have already posted this, but I just recently found your blog and it's awesome!
    I have been CRAVING raw teriyaki although I think I'll go the Nama Shoyu route. This recipe looks super delish though.

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  4. HOW did I miss this post???? Argh! Another one for me to try. This sounds AWESOME. Marinated mushrooms own my panties.

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