Yesterday was a fast day (I follow 5:2 & wrote about it here if you’re interested) and I spent most of my evening scrolling through page after page of Deliciously Ella, dreaming about what I could cook up today. Inspired by the endless bowls of goodness she creates, I had a go at making my own for lunch today, to take into uni with me.
I started with some raw kale; massaged in olive oil, apple cider vinegar and tahini to soften it, and a quarter of a cup of quinoa, drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil. Then I made a simple hummus, which I topped with Cholula chilli and garlic sauce (seriously, the greatest hot sauce on this earth) and roasted some cubes of butternut squash and sweet potato, using coconut oil, chilli flakes and rosemary. To finish, I added a handful of pumpkin seeds and some pitted green olives.
I’ll be honest – when I type it all out like that it looks like loads of work, but it was so quick and simple, and the best thing is I had extras, so I can make another bowl for lunch tomorrow. These kind of throw together meals are my favourite and I’m really taken with the idea of ‘nourish bowls.’ There’s some great inspiration on Pinterest, but ultimately, the best thing about a nourish bowl is that you can make it with whatever you want, as long as it’s balanced and healthy.
Have you tried making your own nourish bowl? What would you add?