Cafe Yumm is an Oregon based restaurant which began in Eugene. I've eaten at Cafe Yumm a few times while visiting Eugene. After talking with Krista about what she likes to eat these days (vegetarian) I decided to google to find a recipe for Yumm sauce. Krista puts rice and veggies in a bowl, tops it with Yumm sauce and takes it to work. This would be a good vegan topping for baked potatoes, pasta, veggies....
This was the perfect meal for us today.....I steamed rice, sauteed some veggies, set out cheese, olives, tomatoes, avocado, cucumbers, black beans, chicken, TVP crumbles. Everyone built their own bowl....vegan, vegetarian and omnivore. Most liked the sauce but salsa, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce and ketchup were available as well. Below is the recipe we used.
For the Yumm Sauce
1/2 C water
1/2 C fresh lemon juice
1/2 C oil
1/2 C almond meal or finely chopped almonds (I just blended them up)
1/3 C nutritional yeast
1/2 C cooked garbanzo beans (Chick Peas)
1/4 C cooked soybeans or 1/3 C tofu (I used tofu)
1-2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried cilantro (I left out)
Chipotle powder (Several of us added this for a kick)
For the Original Yumm Bowl
Brown rice, cooked
Black beans, cooked
Shredded cheddar cheese (opt)
Diced fresh tomato
Sliced fresh avocado
Sliced black olives
Fresh Cilantro sprigs
Mix water and lemon juice together and set aside. Measure oil and set aside.
Process the rest of the ingredients until fully ground - about 15 seconds.
With the machine running, pour lemon juice/water into the feed tube at a steady stream. Process for a minute.
With the machine running pour oil into the feed tube at a steady pace. Process until smooth and creamy - about 15 seconds.
Store in a covered jar overnight for flavors to mingle. I made ours in the a.m. and we used it at lunch.
Directions to Assembly the Original Yumm bowl I don't think any of us followed this - but it gives you and idea
Place a scoop of brown rice in a bowl, latyer a scoop of black beans over the rice. Drizze the rice and beans with a desired amount of Yumm sauce, sprinkle cheese over rice if desired.
Spoon a dollop of salsa in the middle of the bowl, spoon tomato, avocado, olives around the permieter. Place a dollop of sour cream in the center of the bowl (we didn't), garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve.
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