Recipe: Japanese Inspired Nourish Bowls


Served with Tempeh, Eggs or Tofu

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These bowls are one of my favourites, I could eat them any time of the day!

Not only are the flavoursome but they are packed with protein, good fats, and great for promoting healthy gut bacteria.


Firstly, Pick your protein!

(each of the below refers to per person portions, the reason I have broken it down is because in my household wants something different);

  • 1-2 boiled eggs, or
  • 100 grams of steamed or pan fried tofu cut into large cubes, or
  • 100 grams of pan fried tempeh cut into large cubes

(The below makes approx. 4 portions) 

  • 180 grams of Japanese Soba Noodles
  • ½ bunch of Kale leaves
  • 1 large Fresh Beetroot
  • 2- 3 Carrots
  • 1 Large ripe Avocado
  • Snow Peas or Edamame
  • Kim-Chi – (desired amount)
  • 4 teaspoons of Pickled ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of Sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of Sesame oil
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Creamy Sesame & Chilli Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon of tahini
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoons of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of macadamia oil
  • 1 teaspoon of minced chilli paste
  • Dried Chilli flakes
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  1. Cook soba noodles as per cooking instructions
  2. Cook your protein
  3. Finely chop the kale, grate the carrot and the beetroot and slice the avocado
  4. To make the Creamy Sesame & Chilli sauce, simply add all the ingredients specified into a small mixing bowl, thoroughly mix with a spoon until blended.
  5. Once your protein is cooked set aside
  6. Once soba noodles are cooked and drained, place in a bowl and add the sesame oil and 1 teaspoon of the sesame seeds, salt and pepper and toss
  7. Evenly distribute the soba noodles amongst the bowls, then arrange all salad/vegie components into the bowl including the kim-chi and pickled ginger
  8. Place your protein on top of the bowl, top with the creamy sauce then garnish with sesame seeds and chilli flakes. Serve with a lemon wedge and green tea (optional)