EVERYDAY NOURISH BOWL

EVERYDAY NOURISH BOWL

I've always been a self-taught learner, a do-it yourself kind of girl. From household fixings to health fixings, and now to minor website fixings, I've done my fair share of learning how to take care of things myself. You may have noticed the mini-facelift on the site. I've been tweaking it around here & there after much reading and fumbling around on the computer. lol I'm finally done, for now anyway! After the few minor setbacks (I had a slight learning curve), I'm so happy to be finished bringing new things and life to my little blogspot with only spending my time (for what's it's worth, if I had to start this blog over again I would use WordPress, just saying). For starters, there is a new page up top containing MY PANTRY & KITCHEN ESSENTIALS. I hope to elaborate on this page in the future. I've also added an INSPIRATION & RESOURCE page which is still in progress. Here and there you'll find a few other new bells and whistles that were done completing my mini makeover. I hope it's easy to navigate and more pleasing to the eye. This is my personal space on the web and I like to have it as fresh and clean as possible. Now enough about that and without further ado, I hope to inspire you with this everyday nourish bowl!

EVERYDAY NOURISH BOWL 

An easy everyday nourish bowl, everyone should have one! I put this bowl together with simple, accessible ingredients in mind. All ingredients are fresh, except for the hummus and chickpeas, making it a cinch to pull together. Feel free to add in roasted vegetables if you like, especially in the cooler months. If you don't have the pumpkin or hemp seeds, sub in some sunflower or sesame seeds. For the leafy greens, I picked up some baby kale on sale so that's what I used but you can use whatever greens you like. Simply add a big fat dollop of your favorite hummus in the middle (that's the best place for it!), sprinkle your seeds, add a squeeze of lemon over top and enjoy to your hearts content! A complete meal that will nourish and revitalize you in the simplest way, everyday!

EVERYDAY NOURISH BOWL

EVERYDAY NOURISH BOWL

Ingredients
  • leafy greens of choice (I used baby kale)
  • cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • carrots, grated or sliced
  • grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • red onion, diced or green onion, sliced
  • cucumbers, sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • big fat dollop of hummus
  • pepitas (pumpkin seeds), to garnish
  • hemp hearts, to garnish
  • 1 lemon, squeezed at serving

I'll let you measure your ingredients. I used about a handful of each chickpeas, carrots, tomatoes, onion and cucumber...for the onion I used a small handful. Use however much you like depending on how big your salad is going to be.

Place your ingredients in your serving bowl, add a big dollop of hummus to the middle, sprinkle with seeds and a big squeeze of lemon. Say out loud, or to yourself, "I am grateful for all that is", while keeping good thoughts in your mind. Then dig in and nourish yourself everyday!

Notes:

Add in any vegetables you prefer....broccoli florets, sliced zucchini, radishes, bell peppers, artichokes hearts, olives, etc. In the cooler months try adding in roasted vegetables like sweet potato, butternut squash, broccoli, carrots, etc. You can also add in some fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro if you have them on hand.

Sub in sunflower seeds and/or sesame seeds for the pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts.

For the best chickpea flavor, try making them fresh at home. It's really easy and nothing beats the freshness of homemade chickpeas! Take a look at the following link about garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and how to cook them from WHFoods: Garbanzo beans


Enjoy and be grateful!


I'd love to see your masterpieces!
#thesimpleveganista



24 comments :

  1. This is BEAUTIFUL! I was just wondering what to make for dinner tonight - this will be it! Although I don't like raw tomatoes and cucumber, so I might add pepper and baked sweet potato instead.

    Thank you for the continued inspiration you provide – and the new site looks beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Clemence! Pepper and baked sweet potato sounds like a delicious addition! :)

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  2. This looks so spectacular. So many great elements.

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  3. Love what you have done to your site and your logo looks great! delicious looking veggie bowl!

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  4. I could easily have this for lunch every day. Yum!

    I love the new look, as well as the new pages! It's interesting to read what other vegans stock in their kitchens. :)

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    1. Everyday, easily!

      Thank you! I agree, love to see what other vegans stock, or don't stock, in their pantries. Cheers :)

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  5. This meal is soooo me! Greens, chickpeas, big ol' dollop of hummus, healthy seeds, and AVOCADO. Yum!! It really looks so beautiful, what a treat to eat- daily ;-)

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    1. Thank you Koko! Daily is good...a feast for the eyes and body! :)

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  6. Oh wow, that is just so colorful and inviting! I love big beautiful salads, they just make you feel so happy on the inside. I like my dollops of hummus extra fat too. :)

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  7. I just found your blog and i cant wait to try lots of your recipes. This is such an inspiration. I have lots of cookbooks but your blog cannot compare.
    Greetings from Germany...... Franzi

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    1. I'm so glad you have found the site! I hope you find more inspiration and enjoy everything you make. Cheers from California! :)

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  8. I love bowls like these, just perfect! So simple and accessible for everyday! Thank you for all the energy you put into your site. Blessings

    Sarah ♥

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  9. This looks great! What else could I use in place of the hummus?

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    1. Hummus is my only recommendation for this bowl. I'm sure there are other things you can use like salad dressings and such but the hummus is exceptional! Do what you feel suits you best. :)

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  10. Julie I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog! Although I've been a vegetarian for years, I seem to have neglected the part where you care about what you're eating and how you're eating. I've really come to embrace the raw and fresh food lifestyle and totally agree about how nourishing it is for you! Love this dish, a simple way to get in a bunch of delicious foods! :) Excited to follow along with your blog!

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    1. Glad to have connected with you! I hope you stay on the path of eating well, there will be more to come to keep you inspired! Cheers :)

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