Where do I even begin?
My last post happened just before I got into my volleyball coaching frenzy. Days, weeks, and the past few months were a blur to say the least. We had a great season; lots of fun but I am happy to have a little spare time in my hands. My house needs some love and so does the kitchen, the dog and the husband...not necessarily in that order.
With that being said, I am excited to share this recipe with you. I have been meaning to post it for some time. It is my ULTIMATE lunch and sometimes even supper choice...it is so, so good!
The original recipe came from the Whitewater Cookbook that was given to me as a gift from some good friends and fellow foodies. I instantly started cooking my way through the cookbook and fell in love with this recipe. Through the years I have made some personal changes to the recipe, which is the one I am going to share with you.
To make this recipe you will need a bit of time to prepare everything. Cooking the grains, chopping the veggies and sautéing your protein choice will take up the bulk of your time, but trust me, it is worth every minute.
What I usually do at home is I place all of the prepped ingredients into small containers and then each night I put together my lunch for the next day. This allows everything to remain fresh for the week.
In this recipe I have shared my favorite ingredients, however play around with the ingredients you have on hand. Use your favorite greens, veggies, protein and grains to turn the salad into your families "go to" meal.
For the addictive dressing you will find the nutritional yeast at any health food store. If you are unable to find it you can omit the water and the nutritional yeast and it will still taste great. The nutritional yeast adds a bit of a cheesy flavour to the dressing...& also helps those making this recipe vegan absorb B12 and protein (just in case you were wondering).
The dressing will keep for about 2 weeks if you have extra.
This bowl is definitely the Happy Hippie not to mention the healthy hippie. The ingredients in this bowl are the perfect multi-vitamin.
It contains all the loving fats and proteins your body needs, loads of quercitin to ward off allergies, sprouts for the active enzymes and if you put in shiitake mushrooms you will surely give the old immune system a boost.
Here are some ingredient ideas if you are looking for a change:
Recipe: Happy Hippie Bowl
Love from the ove,
Who knew we could grow cherries? I thought this was solely for the sunny province of BC; none the less I have cherries in my kitchen and could not let these beauties go to waste (thanks to my awesome neighbors for the gift). The BIG question of the day (...oh how I love summer holidays) was what am I going to make with these tart little things?