Miso Hippie Bowl with Tempeh from Smiling Hara

Miso Hippie Bowl with Tempeh

I don’t think I told you guys about the time in 9th grade when I stopped brushing my hair in hopes to achieve an authentic rastafarian dreadlock look. Yeah, not one of my best ideas… I sat in the kitchen for hours as my mom tried to get the knots out with globs of mayonnaise. Needless to say I brush my hair on a more regular basis now but I may still have some lingering hippie tendencies like my love for homemade deodorant and my obsession with high-vibe hippie food like this nourishing bowl of goodness. Sarah from Smiling Hara Tempeh (aka The Tempeh Goddess, as I like to call her) knows how to make and season tempeh so that it’s out-of-this-world delicious. This miso ginger version is my new obsession. I kept this dish super simple because: Summer! The grains and veggies can be easily swapped out for whatever you have on hand. I think I preferred it at room temp as more of a salad situation. Top it off with this super simple tahini/miso/lemon dressing and you’ve got one super nourishing meal.

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Ingredients for the Miso Tempeh Bowl

1 cup quinoa or grain of choice

3 cups kale leaves

1 pack miso ginger tempeh

2 peaches

a handful of sprouts



Cook the grains according to package directions. Steam the kale using a basket steamer if you have one. Steam for about 3 to 5 minutes or until leaves are tender and a vibrant green. I lightly pan fried the tempeh slices in a little earth balance butter. Coconut oil, olive oil or plain butter would all work fine. Just a couple minutes per side or until the slices are lightly browned. Slice the peaches and assemble the bowl as shown. Top with the dressing.


Ingredients for the Pink Pickled Onions

half a red onion

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

3 tablespoons beet juice

pinch of salt



Thinly slice the onions, I used a mandolin. Let the onion slices marinate in the vinegar and beet juice. The longer it sits the pinker they get!


Ingredients for the Miso Dressing

1/4 cup tahini

1 tablespoon light miso paste

juice of half an onion

1 tablespoon honey

fresh ground pepper

water for desired consistency



Whisk all ingredients together and slowly add water until you achieve your desired consistency.


This post is un-sponsored. Sarah was kind enough to share some of her tempeh with me. All opinions are my own, of course and I think you guys are gonna love this stuff as much as I do! Check-out their store locations to see if they’re in your area.


3 Responses to “Miso Hippie Bowl with Tempeh from Smiling Hara”

  1. Katie @ Whole Nourishment

    Omg, this looks amazing. Pickled onions and peaches together in a tempeh bowl?! Yes, please! Thanks for sharing an outrageously appealing dish to get us through these summer months when we feel less inclined to really cook. 😉

  2. danielle is rooting the sun

    Looks fantastic, Grace! I am just starting to get into tempeh, and my mind is wide open for ideas. I love the combination of peach and kale (I’m a huge kale fanatic). – – Your story made me laugh and nod, I’m pretty sure we may have been going for the same thing. My year stint into dreadlocks ended with a lot of lost locks and olive oil. xo


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