holy hippy yummm bowl

holy hippy yummm bowl | everybody likes sandwiches

I love veggie bowls and yet I don’t make them as much as I’d like. I think I just forget about them so this post is a reminder to myself to make up a veggie bowl on a weekly basis. They’re healthy and colourful and taste amazing. The best part is that the ingredients are super flexible. Add kale, broccoli, zucchini or whatever vegetable available. Add beans or salsa or roast up some chickpeas. But it’s the sauce that you choose that really makes the magic happen.

holy hippy yummm bowl | everybody likes sandwiches

This time, I wanted to try a new sauce instead of my usual standbys. I had this recipe bookmarked on pinterest for ages, unfortunately it’s an almond-based sauce and I was out of almonds. I did have an abundance of walnuts though, so found a different but similar recipe that also  threw in some chickpeas. Since the recipe wasn’t so reliant on just a nut, I figured I could mix things up and that’s exactly what I did. I changed up the seasoning too and I’m thrilled to report that the results were delicious.

holy hippy yummm bowl | everybody likes sandwiches

holy hippy yummm bowl | everybody likes sandwiches

Usually when I make up a veggie bowl, I use roasted vegetables so that I can pump up the flavour with spices and all that sexy caramelization that comes from roasting. But it’s hot outside and I didn’t want it to be hot in the kitchen too. Plus, let’s face it, roasting can make a big ol’ mess. So I decided to steam some beets, sweet potato and asparagus and mix it up with some raw vegetables, along with some leftover brown rice. And because I couldn’t leave my love affair of roasting alone, I did lightly roast the leftover can of chickpeas that I didn’t use in the yumm sauce. It was worth it.

holy hippy yummm bowl | everybody likes sandwiches

This is a healthy vegan meal that tastes amazing. I don’t often steam vegetables (why is that?), but I really loved it here. To properly steam vegetables, add the heartier vegetables like beets first and let steam for a bit and then add vegetables that take quicker to cook. For instance, I steamed the beets for 10-15 minutes, then the sweet potatoes and then at the very end, the asparagus for just a minute or two. You still want lightly crisp vegetables here. It’s a good healthy option and because the yumm sauce is so bold and in your face that you don’t need highly seasoned vegetables. Make sure you throw in some raw vegetables too for extra crunch.

holy hippy yummm bowl | everybody likes sandwiches

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