Nourishing bowls are one of the simplest and most delicious ways to eat healthy. These one-dish wonders are infinitely customizable and full of flavorful ingredients that nourish your body and soul.
1/3 cup frozen shelled edamame
5 tablespoons water, divided
2 cups shredded red cabbage
8 ounces baby carrots
1 red pear
- Set the frozen edamame out to thaw as you prepare the rest of the bowls.
- In a saucepan, bring the quinoa and vegetable stock up to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and let simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place 1 tablespoon of the water, 2 teaspoons of the tamari, and 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the shredded cabbage and sauté 4 minutes, just until wilted and starting to brown. Remove from skillet and wipe skillet clean.
- In the cleaned skillet, place 3 tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, and 1 teaspoon of honey and place over medium heat. Add the baby carrots and sauté 10 minutes, until carrots are tender and browning.
- As the carrots cook, create the sauce by peeling 1/2 of the pear and chopping. Place into a blender or food processor alongside 1 tablespoon water, 2 teaspoons tamari, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon honey, and 2 teaspoons ginger. Blend until smooth.
- Slice the remaining 1/2 of the pear to top the bowls.
- Create the bowls by spooning half of the quinoa into each of 2 bowls. Top with an equal amount of the sliced pear, thawed edamame, wilted cabbage, and caramelized carrots. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over top and serve drizzled with the blended pear sauce.
** While there are a few different elements you will have to juggle to make these bowls come together, they all use the same pantry ingredients of tamari (gluten-free soy sauce), sesame oil, and honey for flavor and all results in a final dish that is truly satisfying and as nourishing as its name.
** On toasting sesame seeds: Place in a dry skillet over medium heat and, shaking the skillet constantly, let cook for 4 minutes, just until fragrant.