My own “warm bowl” inspired by Life Alive
Last week my wonderful friend D. suggested we have our upcoming get-together at Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Cafe® in Cambridge.
We loved the food and had a great time definitely planning to go back regularly.
In a meantime it is getting cold and I am getting bored with being vegan and today trying to figure out what to have for lunch I remembered a delicious meal I had at Life Alive. Konstantin was at work, out teenager at the stables, and so it was just my 4-year old and I. What do I make to make he happy?!
I made my own version of Warm Bowl and she LOVED it! My toddler ate it up, taking huge spoonfuls, no pausing, finishing only when her bowl was almost empty (I never force my kids to eat if they tell me they are full and I can see that they did in fact eat).
So I already had some cooked quinoa, I just warmed it up for this dish.
The “salad” I made included finely chopped:green and black olives tomatoes cucumbers scallions zucchini avocado sheep feta
I also added some:pomegranate seeds hemp hearts some lemon juice olive oil
Mixed salad ingredients very well, so that everything was nicely coated with the sauce and then served over warm quinoa. OMG! my 4-year-old loved it – what else can I say.
When my teenage daughter came home, she had my “warm bowl” as well, and too loved it, and said that this is now her favorite vegetarian dish!
Now, it could easily be vegan if you skip the feta. Also if I had some canned (no salt added) beans, salad greens (arugula, baby kale or baby spinach) I would add those too.
Also, you can add finely chopped broccoli, cauliflower, shredded carrots, beets etc.
To your Health!