Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The "Kitchen Sink" Bowl

I'm a big fan of the "bowl" style dinner.  Basically, a "bowl" for me is a ton of veggies (sauteed or grilled), a grain of some sort, maybe a meat or beans, and seasonings. 

Bowls make great dinners (or lunches) because:
  • they're super fast and easy
  • they take only one pan (if you have the other stuff pre-cooked)
  • you can put in LOTS of veggies so it makes a huge serving for not a lot of calories
  • it's a great way to use up random things in your fridge- throw in everything but the kitchen sink! (hence the name!)
  • you can put anything that you like in it - make it to suit your tastes and dietary needs!

I made a big batch of quinoa this weekend, plus chopped a bunch of veggies so I was ready to go.  I also wanted to use up some leftover beans and some veggies that were nearing the end of their shelf life.  

Monday night's bowl: garlic, onion, peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, grape tomatoes, Swiss chard (leaves only), chickpeas, black beans, and quinoa sauteed with salsa, cumin, and turmeric.  I topped it with sliced avocado and some cheddar cheese.

Tuesday night's bowl: garlic, onion, peppers, zucchini, Swiss chard (stems and leaves), asparagus, sauteed with cumin, turmeric, pepper, and Trader Joe's 22 Seasoning Salute.  I topped it again with avocado and cheese.

Jen at Peanut Butter Runner is also a bowl fan, check out some of her bowls here!

1 comment:

  1. This can be my after hiking quicky meal instead of making soup! I really do need to start making a big batch of quinoa to have on hand.