There’s something SO satisfying about eating a meal out of a bowl.
Plus, making this will turn you into a left-over magician.
Anytime I make a Glory Bowl/Buddha Bowl, I make a lot of everything. This makes it difficult not to eat healthy for the rest of the week.
So, go crazy with the cooking amounts then enjoy easy left-overs ready to stuff into a wrap to-go, add to salads, or make into another sweet bowl of goodness.
This dressing. OMG.
It never fails to impress. I’ve nailed down the right amounts of these amazing ingredients, and created one of the best sauces for any kind of bowl.
Other ideas for it? Only add a tablespoon of water to make it into a dip OR add 3/4 cup of water and make it into a salad dressing. Seriously. SO GOOD.
This is a perfect option for a vegan dinner party. Lay out all of the ingredients and get everyone to make art in their bowls. Bonus? The non-vegans will feel completely satisfied, and realize that vegans do eat more than just lettuce and carrots 😉
~ Whole grains are packed with soluble fibre, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Because they’re packed with the goods, they reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer. They’re a great option to fill up on to keep your weight in check. It’s best when you soak them before cooking to reduce the phytic acid, and begin the sprouting process. This makes it much easier for your body to digest and assimilate the nutrients in the grain.
~ Miso is a fermented form of soy, rice or barley. This is GREAT because the more feremented foods we consume, the better. Feremented foods are highly beneficial for your gut, and the good bacteria in your intestinal flora. Surprisingly, 9 out of 10 of our human cells are bacteria, and only 1 out of 10 is human! So, it’s extremely imporant to keep you bacterial intestinal flora happy. Fermented foods do just that. What happens if they’re deprived, this can lead to gas, constipation, hormonal issues, PMS, chronic respiratory problems, high cholesterol, neurological problems, osteoporosis, low energy, weight gain… the list goes on.
~ Sweet potatoes of all varieties are high in vitamin C, A and manganese, plus were the staple of the longest living peoples in history, the Okinawans. They’re anti-aging because of their high antioxidant properties, and nutrient density!
Miso Sweet Potato Glory Bowl of Goodness
Time: 1 hour
- 2 cups of your favourite grain (brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, wheat berries or…)
- 2 cups red or green lentils, rinsed
- 3 sweet potatoes (get different colours if you can find them!), sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
- 1 tsp each of salt and pepper
- 4 cups (or more) arugula or spinach
- raw veggies of choice, grated or spiralized (I use carrots, beets, zucchini, or red cabbage)
- 1 cup green peas, cooked from frozen according to package (optional)
- avocado slices (optional)
Miso Tahini Dressing:
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup miso paste
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp tamari
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup of water (or more depending on the consistency you like)
- Preheat oven to 415 degrees F
- Cook the grain according to package. Or check out the grain cooking chart below!
- Roast sweet potatoes: lay out rounds on parchment covered baking pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping once half-way
- Cook the lentils: For RED lentils ~ bring lentils plus 3 cups of water to a boil in your pot. Stir, then let simmer with lid slightly ajar for 10 minutes (check at 8 minutes to be sure they don’t over cook). For GREEN lentils ~ bring lentils plus 4 cups of water to a boil, then stir, then simmer 20 minutes.
- Grate or spiralize your raw veggies of choice
- Blend the Miso Tahini Dressing: Add all dressing ingredients to blender or food processor. Blend until smooth
- Make art in your bowl! Pack it with the rice, lentils, raw veggies, sweet potatoes and arugula, then drizzle the dressing all over!