Wednesday, December 25, 2013

"Original" Yumm Sauce

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. 

Ingredients - 
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
Sour Cream
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. 

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Happy Birthday Jesus 2013

I woke up at 0400  - which guaranteed plenty of time for some Christmas Morning solitude and reflection......

 And plenty of time to get the traditional Cinnamon rolls going for breakfast. The big pan is the normal-though-healthier-cinnamon rolls. The bottom pan was made without dairy, eggs or sugar...... date honey and cinnamon...coconut cream....good - best when warm. LOL  They are vegan but not Daniel Fast friendly....

The kids and Michael taught me Gin Rummy and I played with the remote "clicker" for my camera while we waited for the rolls to rise and then bake. 

A shot without produce in the foreground ::wink:: 

We are happy to be home and to have Krista with us today too. We opened Christmas Stockings and gifts from my parents. 

The girls cracked me up - the same pose with a perfectly good chair in between them

We began our celebration reading and sharing from Luke 2

 The kids went out yesterday and filled my stocking. These crack me up. Arielle said there were perfect as they are toe socks like Japan, warm and fuzzy and they are mis-matched. She and I have an on-going joke.....I buy her socks...she mis-matches them.

Stacia won the most excited award...a container full of dimes

I found THIS in my Christmas stocking....

Pearls - wow. 

I had asked Krista what she usually had for lunch/dinner these days. She mentioned Cafe Yumm. I googled....and we made some Yumm sauce and had rice bowls for lunch. 

We spent the afternoon putting puzzles together, visiting, playing games, going to Frozen...

Mom and Dad gave Michael the world's smallest puzzle - 234...look at how tiny the pieces are

Working on the tiny puzzle

Happy Birthday Jesus

We were happy to communicate with Josiah, Bre, both Grandmas, Siblings via Facebook and text messages. Michael enjoyed touching base via the phone with Mom G and John and Mary. We loved our family Skype with the two of the Texas Gherkins this afternoon. 

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...