There is nothing better than a big ‘ol bowl of nourishing veggies. Burrito bowls are great for every occasion: dinner party, packed lunch, Saturday night in by yourself watching Gilmore Girls whilst your Husband’s gone to Gloucester for the evening with his pals. Yep, I think that’s all the occasions.
I love that there are an infinite number of ingredient combinations you can throw together. It took me a long time to choose what to put together tonight, with cauliflower, peppers, mushrooms and broccoli very narrowly missing out on making the cut this evening.
Here’s what I went for tonight:
Rice. 1/3 of a white onion and 1 small courgette fried in lemon pepper, ground cumin, 1 Thai chilli and a tiny touch of turmeric. I added some leftover white rice to this and stirred it all up together.
Kidney beans in chilli sauce. Add 1 tin to a small saucepan and simmer over a low/medium heat for around 10 minutes. Turn off the heat, let them cool a little and then mash them with a potato masher or the back of a fork.
Sweetcorn. Nothing fancy went on with the sweetcorn. I put some frozen sweetcorn in a bowl and poured some boiling water on top. Let that sit for a while, drain and repeat. The first time defrosts and the second time warms it up.
Salad. Pea shoots, cherry tomatoes and avocado.
Tofu Bacon Crumbles. Crumble some silken tofu into a bowl, pour some soy or tamari sauce over it and add smoked paprika and a little sugar or maple syrup or agave etc. Let this marinate for about 30 mins. Then lay out on a flat baking sheet and cook at 200 degrees for 20 mins.
Lime cashew cream of dreams. Soak 1 cup of cashews in some water for a minimum of 30 mins, to soften them and to bring out their creaminess. Add them to a food processor or blender with 1/2 a cup of non dairy milk. Some salt n pepper, a little nooch, a touch of turmeric, a splash of vinegar, the juice of 1 and a half limes. Whizz it all up together until well blended. If it’s still looking quite chunky, keep adding a little water and blending until smooth and a similar consistency to ketchup.
Add everything to a bowl in pretty segments and take great enjoyment mixing it all up together at the table. So good.