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!
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
- 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!
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!