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4-Ingredient Crack Tofu + Superfood Abundance Bowls

I’d like to start this post wishing you all a very happy new year. Mmm, yes I’m aware it’s almost February but happy 2015 to you guys anyway! Thank you all for the sweet comments and wishes you’ve been leaving on my posts. As you know, university is being quite challenging for me at the moment and I’m finding myself with no time to get back to you and reading your blogs. But I wanted to say that I read every single one of them and that they filled my heart with you and made me incredible grateful that I have such readers and friends. Thank you all. With all my heart. No words cannot describe how happy it makes me to run this blog and have you all here reading, sharing and commenting. Now, let’s move onto the post!

 4 Ingredient "Crack" Tofu + Abundance Bowl - this tofu recipe is made in minutes, with minimal mess. Crispy on the outside, tender on the center, sweet and spicy and utterly delicious! You need to try this!

Tofu.

It certainly isn’t one of those foods that you either love or hate. More like one that you hate or tolerate.


I was never one to get super excited about the thought of having tofu for lunch. Bland, flavourless cubes floating in that slimy liquid which lord knows what it is? (THAT LIQUID THOUGH) Not in my lunch plate, thankyouverymuch.

4 Ingredient "Crack" Tofu + Abundance Bowl - this tofu recipe is made in minutes, with minimal mess. Crispy on the outside, tender on the center, sweet and spicy and utterly delicious! You need to try this!

And then I discovered this cooking method, recipe, miracle or whatever you want to call it. I don’t have a clue on how it happened but I do know that tofu has been in like 99% of my lunches for the past few months and it’s all a love it or LOVE it kind of situation.

Sorry not sorry.

4 Ingredient "Crack" Tofu + Abundance Bowl - this tofu recipe is made in minutes, with minimal mess. Crispy on the outside, tender on the center, sweet and spicy and utterly delicious! You need to try this!

4 Ingredients. 5 minutes of hands-on time and NO DRAINING OR DEALING WITH THAT ABSOLUTELY NASTY LIQUID. 

Results? Absolute sweet, spicy, crispy on the outside, tender on the center perfection. This thing is just as addictive as crack, only in healthy, legal form.

I’d have no complain to have a bowl of just tofu cubes for lunch, but the adult in me says I need to get my greens and healthy carbs on or whatsoever.

4 Ingredient "Crack" Tofu + Abundance Bowl - this tofu recipe is made in minutes, with minimal mess. Crispy on the outside, tender on the center, sweet and spicy and utterly delicious! You need to try this!

FYI the adult in me was also telling me not to purchase that Peppa Pig perfume today, but guess what, adult in me: sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.

FYI #2: the perfume smells reeeeeaaaally nice. I’d suggest you fight your inner grumpy adults and go get some pronto.

I’m not one to listen to my inner adult (especially when she suggests to do the dishes instead of napping or wants me to go do the groceries instead of having avocado toasts for the 3821739th time this month), but you have to recognise she’s absolutely in the right when she tells you to have an abundance bowl for lunch. Especially if it’s packed with healthy superfoods which make you feel awesome!

(And therefore do better in your exams and workouts. Mmm, adult me is a clever one. If only drunk me could learn from her that would be greeeeeat)

4 Ingredient "Crack" Tofu + Abundance Bowl - this tofu recipe is made in minutes, with minimal mess. Crispy on the outside, tender on the center, sweet and spicy and utterly delicious! You need to try this!

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that abundance bowls make up the majority of my feed. Obsessed? Maybe. Absolutely yes. But I tell you there’s no better way to have a nutritious, exciting, cheap (gotta use all the leftovers!) and delicious lunch everyday!

My general rule of thumb is choosing at least one source of protein (ahem CRACK TOFU ahem), such as (this) tofu, tempeh, seitan, poached eggs, chickpeas or beans; a couple of sources of healthy, complex carbs (think rye bread, white and sweet potatoes, brown rice, wholewheat pasta, soba noodles, more chickpeas or beans, quinoa… the possibilities are endless); healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, nuts, seeds and the like; and as much vegetables and fruit as you can fit into your bowl. Choose nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich one such as broccoli, blueberries, pomegranate gems, leafy greens, red bell peppers, asparagus, apples… or WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT! GO CRAZY! CATCH ‘EM ALL!! (the veggies, not the pokemon)

4 Ingredient "Crack" Tofu + Abundance Bowl - this tofu recipe is made in minutes, with minimal mess. Crispy on the outside, tender on the center, sweet and spicy and utterly delicious! You need to try this!

I went for zucchini coins, steamed broccoli, sweet potato fries, leafy greens, pomegranate gems, goji berries, cashews and brown rice for this one. Oh, and crack tofu, you definitely need the crack tofu.

All drizzled with tons of sriracha.

Adult me thought it was a brilliant decision.

Turns out adult me is becoming drunk me.

My mouth is still on fire. 

Questionable life choices involving half a bottle of sriracha and half an hour spent crying over a burning mouth or not, this was quite a memorable abundance bowl after all. Yummy, quick to make and super healthy! Just the way adult me wants me to roll.

And I know them all adult me, drunk me and the 3-year-old in me would want you to give these a go, so get in the kitchen now!

4 Ingredient "Crack" Tofu + Abundance Bowl - this tofu recipe is made in minutes, with minimal mess. Crispy on the outside, tender on the center, sweet and spicy and utterly delicious! You need to try this!

By the way, nothing makes me happier than seeing you guys enjoy my recipes. If you’ve made something from my blog and want me to see it, tag #honeyandfigskitchen on Instagram and I will share it on my page. If you aren’t on Instagram but still want me to see it, you can drop me an email!

Thank you! I really love seeing your versions!

 

4 Ingredient "Crack" Tofu + Abundance Bowls
Serves 2
The only tofu recipe you'll ever want to try. Crispy on the outside, tender in the center, sweet and spicy: it tastes so good you won't believe it's healthy and this easy to make!
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Ingredients
  1. 350 grams firm tofu
  2. 80 grams low-sodium soy sauce
  3. 15 grams sriracha
  4. 40 grams maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Mix soy sauce, maple syrup and sriracha in an airtight container or tupperware.
  2. Cut tofu into desired shape. You don't need to drain it!
  3. Mix tofu with the marinade.
  4. Chill on the fridge for at least 5-6 hours (overnight is best!)
  5. Heat some oil in a pan and stir fry until tofu looks crispy and golden.
  6. Eat it on its own or add it to abundance bowls, salads, stir-fries, sandwiches, etc.
Notes
  1. Plain firm tofu tastes much better than smoked here, in my opinion.
  2. If you don't have maple syrup on hand, you may use agave syrup, rice syrup or honey (not vegan)... any liquid sweeteneer of your choice, actually. Just make sure you like its flavour!
To make these abundance bowls I used
  1. -Sauteed zucchini
  2. -Steamed broccoli
  3. -Baked sweet potato fries (made with salt, tex mex spice and a drizzle of olive oil)
  4. -Leafy greens
  5. -Goji Berries
  6. -Cashews
  7. -Tahini and lemon juic to dress the salad.
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That’s it for today! I’m so happy to announce that I will be done with my finals in a week, which means I’ll be back blogging and reading your blogs (which I’ve missed dearly!).

If you guys want to know more about what I’ve been doing, I’d say you follow me on Instagram (@honeyandfigsblog) as it’s easier for me to use these busy days, since it’s on my phone and everything! Link’s on sidebar!

Have a wonderful day, my friends!

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32 Comments

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com January 21, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    4 ingredients result in this gorgeous – perfectly cooked tofu?! Fabulous Consuelo! I have been drooling over your abundance bowls on IG – glad to see this one finally and Happy 2015!

    • Reply Consuelo January 21, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks a million Shashi! Glad you like the recipe :) xx

  • Reply Nora (A Clean Bake) January 21, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Crack tofu indeed! This is really similar to how I make my tofu and man oh man is it good!

    • Reply Consuelo January 21, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      It’s so addictive, isn’t it? Thanks Nora! xx

  • Reply Steph January 21, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Omg, yum!! This looks delicious! I can’t believe how simple it is to prep and make! I’m so excited to try it out! :)

    • Reply Consuelo January 21, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you Steph! Hope you will like it 😀

  • Reply whiskandshout January 21, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Yum! I totally love tofu and it’s so addictive! I don’t get people who dislike it

    • Reply Consuelo January 21, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks lovely! I don’t get it either! :O

  • Reply josefinetm January 21, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Happy New Year 😉
    Uni must be very challeging. I’m kind of dreading it already, haha 😉 No just kidding – more like exited. How cool you still keep up with the blog.
    I LOVE your abundance bowls on Instagram! Seriously, they always make me so so so hungry. Wonderful finally to have a recipe for one :) Thanks

    • Reply Consuelo January 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      It is way harder than I’d ever imagined :'( But I guess I like it still. What will you be studying in uni, if I may ask?
      Thank you girl! Your food always make me jealous too xxxx

  • Reply Monica January 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Consuelo – Happy New Year! Hope it’s a smooth one for you! This tofu looks awesome. I’m a big fan of it and this whole bowl looks sensational.

  • Reply Alyssa @ My Sequined Life January 22, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Oooh I’m generally fine with eating tofu, but every now and again I have some that someone else prepares that’ll be SOOO good I start craving it. I think this explains this crack tofu precisely, so I bet I’ll just love it. Love the abundance bowls too! Good luck chugging through finals!!!

  • Reply rubyredapron January 22, 2015 at 4:20 am

    I have been seeing these bowls on your Instagram and I loooooove them all. Now I plan on making lots of abundance bowls with lots of this yummy tofu crack. 😀

  • Reply Aysegul January 22, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    I am new to cooking with tofu and your way is a good place to start. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Laura // Chronicles of Passion January 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Man I love abundance bowls! Anything goes and then you just add a generous amount of a great sauce and they leave you feeling so satisfied. This one looks like another delight. Thanks for sharing:)

  • Reply Kelly January 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    This bowl is gorgeous, Consuelo! I love tofu especially with all those flavors and you cooked it perfectly! Hope you’re enjoying school so far!

  • Reply Ali January 24, 2015 at 12:10 am

    AMAZING! we made this last night, so easy and yummy. Thanks for sharing, I’m going to re-post for sure.

  • Reply Aimée / Wallflower Girl January 26, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    So healthy and so inviting!

  • Reply blahnikbaker January 28, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Oh wow!! Just 4 ingredients? I have to try this!! Looks so amazing! Hope all is going well with classes 😉

  • Reply Olivia - Primavera Kitchen February 1, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I can’t believe you only need 4 ingredients to make this delicious Tofu! Love it.

  • Reply superfitbabe March 4, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Oh ma LAWD, this looks like my new go-to tofu recipe!

  • Reply tinidegano March 10, 2015 at 3:32 am

    Wow!! I just had dinner, but these pictures made me hungry all over again! What do you do with the soy sauce/syrup/sriracha leftovers? Do you throw it away or use it again next time?
    Just being curious! I tend to feel somehow guilty when throwing soy sauce and all kinds of delicities away…

    • Reply Consuelo March 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Hello! I usually use it for stir-fries and the like, but I don’t keep ot on the fridge for more than 2-3 days. I also hate wasting good stuff 😉 Thank you! x

    • Reply Consuelo April 2, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      I add it to the pan so it makes a glaze! Thank you! xx

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  • Reply RebeccaRebecca July 15, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I like tofu, but never made it before.mjust tried this and it’s awesome!,

    • Reply Consuelo July 15, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Aw thank you! So glad you like it! x

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  • Reply Kris Campbell February 22, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    So I had no sriracha I had no maple syrup and I have no idea what low sodium soy sauce is so I used tamari and also harissa paste and golden syrup. But I have to say… even my tofu loathing omnivore husband devoured it. And I’ve learned from this experience that I need to make at least double the amount next time for my hungry family.

    Thank you, not only for the recipe but also for the highly entertaining blog post it is nestled within.

    • Reply Consuelo February 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      Thank you so much for trying the recipe and also leaving such sweet comment! :) I’m super happy you liked it!!! Have a lovely day! x

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