A Bowlful of Summer
July 25, 2014 § 1 Comment
As a fruit and vegetable fiend, simple summer cooking is right up my alley. My most favorite way to enjoy all this fresh produce is in the form of a lunch or dinner bowl. Chop up some vegetables and fruit, add some beans, fish, or meat for protein, a grain to round out the meal, a nut for crunch, and a dressing to bring it all together. These are the best kinds of summer dinners, and they’re easy, too!
You often see these types of bowls at vegetarian and vegan restaurants. I like to get inspiration from my favorite places’ menus, and then make them decidely NOT vegan by adding yogurt dressings or cheese. Two of my favorites are Life Alive in Cambridge, MA (my favorite is the Green Goddess, hello avocado) and when I visited my friend Molly in San Antonio, I wanted to order every bowl at Green.
Here’s the formula:
Toasted bread cubes
And here are some good recipes to get you started:
Sushi Bowl (I’ve added roasted summer squash and zucchini to this one to bulk up the veggie component)