Quinoa with cauliflower, spinach, peas and green curry
February 28, 2013 § 3 Comments
You know how it goes: Your days start to slowly be taken up useless meetings and long shifts at the restaurant and the time you have to yourself is spent editing drafts and writing papers and you’re stressed about passing your driver’s test. (Okay, that last one may just be me.) Before you know it, you can hardly remember the last time you made a decent meal and all you have in your fridge is a couple of carrots and you just don’t feel like making anything for dinner so you eat cereal instead. (That last one may just be me too.) It happens.
But, for me, it almost never lasts long. I am always able to find some inspiration on Tumblr, Pinterest or from other food bloggers, and lately, after a month of dry toast for dinner, I have begun to find so much inspiration! I first found this quinoa dish with peas, white beans and thai green curry sauce from Madde of The Collegiate Vegan a while back and then came across another one of her green curry quinoa bowls with spinach. Then, the other day, my beautiful friend Stephanie of Snacking on Sunshine shared her own green goddess bowl with soba noodles, nuts and greens, and that was it. I had to make my own. Nothing picks up my spirits quite like a big bowl of green goodness. And no, I don’t mean some silly, leafy salad with a couple cherry tomatoes tossed in. I am talking about broccoli, asparagus, basil, spinach, kale, peas, cucumbers and maybe a bit of arugula with a heap of whole grains.
I have made many green bowls before but this is the best one yet! I could eat those crunchy little peas all day and I never get tired of cauliflower. I also threw some spinach in there for iron and quinoa for protein, but it is the tangy green coconut curry sauce that makes this dish.
Do you ever make your own green bowl and, if you do, what do you like to put in it?