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This Super Foods Bowl Will Change Your Life

This Super Foods Bowl Will Change Your Life

Uber Eats has proven to be a life saver in recent months.  I am often overwhelmed with the sudden need to eat french fries or pasta, so before I make that poor decision, I open up my Uber Eats app and hurriedly order the Super Foods Bowl from local eatery Adair Kitchen.  This dish contains whole ingredients without any artificial or processed ingredients. This bowl of goodness is both hearty and healthy, including kale, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, almond slices, avocado, red onion, and brown rice and is finished off with a fabulous ginger miso dressing.  You have the choice to top the dish off with one or more of the following: steak, salmon, shrimp, chicken or a black bean patty.  

My favorite thing about this dish is that you can recreate it in a pinch and for cheap!  I stock these bowls in my fridge on meal prep days and am always happy to grab one and go.  There's no real science to it - just make the brown rice in your cooker (I use 1.5 cups cooked rice for each bowl) and then add the balance of the ingredients to fit your needs.  I usually grill chicken on Sundays and Thursdays and keep it on hand for meal prep, so making this bowl is extra easy with the protein already made in advance.  Once you're ready to eat, grab one from the fridge, throw it in the microwave for 1 minute and BAM! Lunch or dinner is served!

Below is the recipe I use for the miso ginger dressing courtesy of the New York Times.  You only need about 2 tbsp of the dressing to make a statement, and I recommend spooning it on only after you heat up the bowl to avoid unnecessary sogginess.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup peanut oil or neutral oil, like grapeseed or corn
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons mild or sweet miso, like yellow or white
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 medium carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 inch long piece fresh ginger, cut into coins
  •  Salt
  •  freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Put all ingredients except salt and pepper into a food processor and pulse a few times to mince carrots. Then let machine run for a minute or so, until mixture is chunky-smooth. (If you want it smoother, use a blender.) Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.

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