I make everything into quninua bowls. Basically it's my super power. Making normal meals into quniua bowls. Yeah. Be jealous. haha! But seriously I do cook quinua a lot! And this is "The Everything Vegan Bowl" which is code for I had a lot of veggies in the fridge I need to use before they all go bad. Clever huh? You never knew that's what I meant did you? See. Super power. hehe! Anyway! Let's get started! (I'm starting with a pic my husband took of me cooking. Cause this is a new camera so we're both having fun with it and trying to learn how to use it! Also ignore the fact that I look rough and make-up less. I had just gotten home from work. hehe!)
Start by cooking you quninua according to package directions. I throw mine into a rice cooker. I like to add a splash of olive oil and some salt but that's a personal choice. Cook your quinua however your heart desires!
Then clean out the veggies in your fridge. I pulled out some broccoli, green beans, like 5 cherry tomatoes (I have no idea why I used all but 5. I don't know what happened.), half a red onion, some baby carrots, and a green bell pepper. So I cut all these up and put them into a bowl. You really can use anything. I love brussel sprouts cooked like this. But sadly those were all eaten. Also potatoes or sweet potatoes would have been amazing! I almost added some but I already had way too much food chopped up. So do what you love. Pick veggies you like!
Then I drained and rinsed some canned chickpeas because this bowl needs some substance. After loosely drying so the oil will stick I put them in the big bowl with the veggies. Covered it all with olive oil, about 2 Table spoons of minced garlic, salt, a little pepper, and I choose Italian seasoning but honestly it would have been just fine without it.
Once everything is coated with the olive oil, throw it on a couple baking sheets and stick it in the over at 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 10 minutes. Stir. Cook for another ten minutes. (If you added potatoes of any kind it may take a little bit longer.)
I also had some kale that I loosely chopped up and threw in a colander to steam over a pot of boiling water. That's my lazy steaming method. Boil some water, metal colander on top full of kale. I use tongs to move it around every few minutes until it's all soft. I salted it a little too.
I also had an avocado in the fridge and a couple of large tomatoes. I chopped those babies up! Also here's a little tip, cut the avocado before you spoon it out to save you from avocado covered fingers. You're welcome. hehe!
Once the quinua is done, the veggies are roasted, t he kale is steamed, throw it all into a bowl! And add some of your favorite dressing! I added some homemade dressing that's just equal parts olive oil, red wine vinegar, 1/2 that amount of Dijon mustard, a little minced garlic, and some salt and pepper. But any vinaigrette you like would work!
And there you have it! The Everything Vegan Bowl!