Hello guys. While I could have snacked on Jen's treats all day, I decided to take a little bit of time and prepare a nutritious late lunch. For this, I turned to Jae Steele' Domestic Affair blog - and her delicious Dragon Bowl!
I think I am finally understanding the concept and allure of "The Bowl." Grains, vegetable, protein, sauce. Awesome.
This one was absolutely perfect for me: high raw, light and fresh, but filling. The quinoa cooks up quickly, and the tempeh is also lightly cooked, and both slightly wilt the spinach. My favorite part of this bowl, though, might be the sprouts! I used to buy them a lot but they are either a summery thing in my mind, or I got a little scared about contamination. I can't remember why I stopped buying them but they are so great.
It doesn't hurt that this is immensely appealing to the eye as well. I tried to get a "strata" shot:
Spinach, carrot, red cabbage, Nikki's beet pate, sprouts, tempeh.
And the icing on the cake, or the dressing on the salad: a great nooch based salty-sweet sauce drizzled on top.
Jae doesn't post too frequently anymore, but when she does, it always cheers me up - whether it's a recipe or wisdom. She also has two great cookbooks that I do not use enough: Get it Ripe and Ripe from Around Here.
I would like to mention that G put together the leftovers when he got home for dinner, added avocado, and says "This is the best thing I've eaten in a long time." Happy, healthy.