Why Bowled Over?
I have a tendency to serve meals in bowls. For some reason, there’s something humbling and comforting about bowl food. This is why I choose this to be the theme for the first ever pop up by “The Food Tailor”. I will be at Cafe Olive (192 Southgate Road, N1 3HU) every Thursday during July.
Who is The Food Tailor?
That would be me. I work as a Cooking Mentor in London. Basically, I can go to your kitchen and in 3 hours we cook meals for the whole week. They are mostly vegetarian and they all have nutrition in mind, as I am also finishing my course in Nutrition. Think of me as your personal kitchen fairy.Once I come in your kitchen, your relationship with food and cooking will never be the same. Get in touch and we can tailor a perfect programme just for you!
So what’s a yogi bowl?
Yogi bowls are a balanced meal which includes all the nutrients and food types you need to feel nourished. There’s a simple formula that can be adapted according to the ingredients you have at hand.
Here’s the formula:
20% grains (quinoa, brown, rice, pearl barley, couscous, bulgur…)
25% vegetables steamed, roasted or raw (carrots, avocado, broccoli, green beans, cauliflower…)
30% greens raw (kale massaged with olive oil, spinach, cavolo nero, sprouts…)
20% cooked beans (edamame, chickpeas, adzuki, mung…)
5% seaweed (nori, wakame, kombue)
+ Tahini Dressing
This is how I made this one, literally just using the vegetables I had in my fridge.
½ cup short grain brown Rice, cooked
1 medium sweet potato, cubed and roasted in the oven with ghee or coconut oil
2 beetroots, cubed
3 or 4 leaves of spring greens, stir fried in a little bit of ghee
½ can mix pulses
Few leaves of wakame
For the dressing, mix these ingredients in a food processor:
1/4 cup tahini
2 T. olive oil
2 T. lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
Fresh Ginger / Turmeric (optional)
salt and pepper, to taste
Arrange all ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour the tahini dressing all over.
Tips: I tend to cook more grains/vegetables than I need so next time I’ll save on cooking time.