Choose your own…

You guys probably know my basic hippie bowl formula by now:

grain + veggie/green + protein

My classic is a quinoa, carrot & seitan bowl, but I also love brown rice, squash & tofu…couscous, spinach & “sausage”…millet, tempeh & kale…the list goes on and on. 

This is a pretty obvious statement, but tweaking a meal by only one or two ingredients can often lead to the feeling that it’s a totally different dish.  And you really don’t have to do much extra work. 

Take the meal I made the other night for example.

protein = scrambled eggs
veggie = peas
grain = pasta

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All topped with Follow Your Heart’s organic oil-free tamari miso dressing.


Doesn’t get easier than that.  Or does it…

Same thing with a tiny tweak.


protein = scrambled eggs
veggie = peas
grain = quinoa

I went with the quinoa version (it’s got extra protein and is gluten free), while Kyle had the noodles.  I made enough for us both to tupperware up two servings for work week lunches.

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I highly recommend quality salad dressings as cheater sauces by the way.  Follow Your Heart has me hooked on all it’s vegan products.  I blame that on the WF salad bar – with it’s endless vegan dressing options you’re bound to fall in love.

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Comments (9)

  1. Abby

    Bowls like that are a basic staple in my daily eats and lately I’ve been obsessed with farro. I feel it’s highly underloved 😉

  2. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats

    I am currently in love with peas. I can’t remember the last time I had them before this fall but I can’t stop eating them now! Good choice.

  3. Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale

    This concept has totally been my dinner staple for the past two weeks. Before that, I was making casseroles and warming them when I got home, but I really like the taste of a fresh, warm dinner. It’s such a simple formula, there’s no way to go wrong, but at the same time it’s fabulous. Beets, sweet potato and peas are definitely some of my favourites right now, and I’m all over the pasta.
    Great recommendation on the easy sauces. I’m a fan of “naked” dishes, but I’m going to have to check some out!!

  4. theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine

    I love your hippie bowls Elise! I know you claim that they are super simple, but they always look so good!

  5. Michelle

    Such a simple, delicious idea! I often rely on the basic concept of grain+green/veg+protein too, but I sometimes get stuck on certain combos so it is great to see some new ideas 🙂

  6. Stephanie

    That tamari miso dressing looks awesome! How have I missed that before?
    I just wanted to let you know that I adore your site! I nominated you for a “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”!

  7. Elise (Post author)

    thanks stephanie!!!

  8. Elise (Post author)

    im a fan of naked hippie bowls too. or the minimalist approach w nooch and bragg’s aminos (aka the best condiments around).

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    Can we add also a little cheese on this?

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