Growing up, we ate with fingers, off plates. Vegetables, condiments, and other sides were placed individually and apart from the bread or grain topped with lentils/sauce.
I still love a meal eaten this way; it is both comforting and very satiating!
But I also love the idea of a one-dish meal eaten out of a bowl. So even though the above picture is reminiscent of Thali-style of eating, all the ingredients went in willy-nilly for a delicious spring feast in a bowl!
Full of bright, crunchy greens and bursting with flavor, easy to prepare and very satisfying!
For 2 generous lunch portions ~
1 cup cooked brown rice or any whole grain of choice
1/2 of a Daikon radish, washed and grated
1 cup packed arugula; 1 small bunch cilantro washed and chopped fine
1/2 jicama, peeled and sliced, diced, or grated fine
For the massaged kale ~ one bunch of kale leaves, washed, dried and chopped fine; 1 teaspoon fresh, peeled and grated ginger; a dash of lemon juice and (optional) Braggs Aminos; a drizzle of EVOO. Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and with clean washed hands, massage the kale with much love 🙂 Set aside for a few minutes.
For the dressing ~ In a bowl with some hot water to cover all the ingredients generously, soak the following for at least 30 minutes: 2 tablespoons of raw white sesame seeds, 2 tablespoons of raw walnuts, 1 tablespoon raw hemp seeds. After about 30 minutes, add the soaked ingredients with the water, some lemon juice, 1 pod garlic, and salt to taste into a blender and blend smooth! This should keep in the fridge for a few days.
For the Bowl ~ Layer rice, massaged kale, fresh greens + herbs, Daikon, and Jicama. Drizzle the dressing as you wish. Enjoy this season’s best!