Bowls provide us with the most perfect opportunity to create a dish that is half cooked and half raw, including the benefits of live foods with the belly comfort feeling of cooked foods.
If you hate rolling sushi, welcome to the club. I normally stuff it way too much, and then just eat it like a burrito. Or, it just all falls apart. In that very moment, I make a bowl, and just put all of the ingredients of the sushi roll –> sushi bowl. It’s perfect.
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I also love the idea of having a ton of different flavors and textures in my food. It makes it so playful and fun to create and eat. I love all the different chopping ways, but you can totally skip that and just chop however you know how! Then mix it all together, or eat each component separately – up to you.
This recipe is great in that you can change up the ingredients to include whatever you want. It makes for an insanely nutritious and delicious dish, and you can even eat this 100% nut and seed free, which I did. So good!
- 5 mini bell peppers or 1 large
- 3 nori sheets torn or cut into very thin strips with scissors
- 1 portobello mushroom cap
- 1 cup quinoa soaked overnight and rinsed
- 2 green onions
- 2 cucumbers
- 1/4 cabbage
- 1/4 sweet onion marinated in lemon juice and coconut nectar or maple syrup
- A small piece of ginger you can always add more later if you'd like
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 zucchini or yellow squash
- 1 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos if using coconut aminos, add a pinch of salt to the ingredients
- 1 tbsp coconut nectar
- 1 teaspoon Eden organics mustard
- Optional: 1 tbsp tahini
First, thinly slice your onion and place it in a bowl with a small amount of lemon juice (from about 1/2 of a lemon) and a teaspoon of coconut nectar or maple syrup. This makes caramelized onions.
Cook quinoa by placing 1 cup soaked rinsed and drained quinoa in 2 cups boiling water.
Return to boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes, or until all water is absorbed.
Take quinoa out of the pot and place in a bowl.
Add a very small amount of water to your pot or pan (about 1/2 cup), and lightly sautee mushroom for about 10 minutes or until it turns slightly brown. This will bring out its healthful properties.
Chop all veggies and place on a plate. Chop the cabbage very thinly, and mix with sauce ingredients by hand, massaging them into the cabbage to soften it.
Cut nori strips with scissors thinly.
Whisk all ingredients together (along with minced garlic and ginger), and add them to your thinly chopped cabbage to massage.
If you don't have a grater for the ginger, you can just blend all sauce ingredients.
Then mix with the rest of the veggies and the quinoa.
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