Pearls absolute Go-to Bowl
Updated: May 5, 2019
On daily bases I like my food simple, clean and nutritious (and tasty of course). This is my traditional go-to meal when I'm at home and just want to make a quick lunch or dinner.
Quinoa (as much as you need, depends on how many you are cooking for)
1 little box of cherry tomatos (or 2-4 normal tomatos)
10 White champignon mushrooms
1 few hands full of spinach and arugula
1 chopped red bell pepper
Some kalamata olives ( these are the only olive I like, I have not been a fan of olives for long.. but now I am crazy about these kalamata ones)
1/2 dl sunflower seeds (or pumpkin, or sesame seeds)
To add to it I usually cook some type of lentils. Red, green or beluga.
Salt, herbsalt, pepper, balsamic, tahini, lemon - these are all spices I use for my basic meals ( and I usually make a dressing out of it to pour over my bowl.)
Cook the quinoa (read on the box the directions)
Chop the mushrooms and zucchini, - and add into a frying pan with coconut /olive oil on medium heat ( a bit hotter than medium). Add some herbsalt, white pepper, and cook until zucchini is soft and mushroom soft and golden. - pour into a bowl while you cook the rest.
Add the seeds to a frying pan with a sprinkle of oil, salt them, and "roast" them on medium heat until golden brown. (MAKE SURE THEY DON'T BURN, stir often). Put the seeds to the side.
Next- Chop the bell pepper and the tomatos and add into a frying pan, add the greens (spinach and arugula) Fry on medium heat, and stir often. When spinach is soft, add all the other cooked veggies into the frying pan ( mushrooms, zuhini, seeds).
Salt it, and spice it until you are happy with the taste.
Add the cooked quinoa to the mix in the end and top it of with Kalamata olives and the dressing. ( Dressing: Mix 1 tbsp tahini, 1/2 squeezed lemon, herbsalt, 3 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, a lot of pepper, and 4 tbsp of water, stir it around with a fork - done.
ps: If you want the dish a bit creamier, just add one can of thick coconut cream into the mic and let it simmer on low heat, and add some more spices salt & pepper.