Meals in Bowls

I recently had a discussion with a friend about our love for meals in bowls. You can put any combination of ingredients in a bowl and make a delicious, healthy, filling meal (just like tacos and burritos!). For a long time I was hooked on the Greenie Tahini Bowl (recipe acquired from a blog no longer in existence called VegTriathlete), which consisted of brown rice, broccoli, kale, and pan-fried tofu with the most amazing tahini sauce. It was my go-to meal when I didn’t feel like being adventurous in the kitchen. Since then, I have made/enjoyed an abundance of meals in bowls:

Thai Peanut Noodles with Stir-Fried Veggies from Voluptuous Vegan

Grilled Pineapple Tofu with Greens and Rice from Vegan Yum Yum

Original Yumm Bowl, customized from Cafe Yumm!

Carrot & Burdock Kinpira from The Kind Diet

Simple Rice Bowl from my kitchen

Kittee’s Mac-n-Cheese with Kale Chips from Kittee

Southwest Bowl from Blossoming Lotus

Can you tell that I use the same white bowl (and lots of chopsticks) a lot?! I’m not one to stockpile a bunch of dishes in my kitchen, so the white bowl gets plenty of love.

What are your favorite meals in bowls?

P.S. I’m heading out of town in a few days for a very exciting job/project (!) so blogging may come to a slow trickle… More on that when I return :)




What a nerdy title, right? Ha. Who cares!?! I’m so full of yummy food that my mind is looped in loops. What yummy food you ask? Maybe I shouldn’t tell… Ok, ok I’m weak, I’ll tell you. Tim and I made Jessy’s (of happyveganface fame) Green Rice and Tempeh Meatlessballs for dinner. This meal is so incredibly delicious!! The rice is perfectly seasoned and loaded with spinach; the tempeh meatlessballs are fun to make and a lovely complement to the rice. In fact, this is the best tempeh recipe I’ve made. Try it!! I can see (in the near future) using the mixture for tempeh burgers. Indeed. Tempeh burgers and some sweet potato fries would be great after a long day at the office!

Who doesn’t love food you can eat in a bowl?

On a separate note, remember when I posted about Portland’s first Let Live Animal Right’s Conference? Well, now you can view video footage from the event!!! The Let Live organizers have also started a monthly series of talks that are free and open to the public. There have been two so far; the next one is on December 28th and features Isa doing a talk on culinary activism. Hooray!! If you don’t live in Portland, or can’t make it to the events, keep checking the above site for new videos. You will learn a lot, I promise. A lot.