Simple Bowls

You have non-vegans coming for dinner. What is the first thing that comes to mind for your menu plan? Salad is fine, but kinda boring. Pasta is fine, but a little overdone. What about a bowl?

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My in-laws are visiting and I wanted to make them something they would enjoy. Perfect for today’s theme!

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14 Share something vegan (and delicious, duh!) with a non-vegan. 

They have been visiting for the past week (my apologies for slacking on reading your blogs – I’ll be back at it and caught up in a few days!). I did make them salad and pasta haha. And we bbq’d one night, but the first night I made them a good bowl filled with grains (pink rice!), tons of veggies and some protein (I got them to try tempeh woot!).

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Non-Vegan Friendly Simple & Delicious Bowl (serves 4-6)
1 cup of rice of your choice
1 vegetable bouillon cube (optional)
1 8 oz package of tempeh or tofu
4+ cups of veggies (I used sweet potato, broccoli, zucchini, pepper & snap peas)
seasoning of your choice (coconut oil, coconut aminos or soy sauce, salt & pepper, minced garlic & ginger, dried ginger & dill)

Boil 1 and 3/4 cups of water and simmer the rice until all of the water has been absorbed (keep an eye on it – it’ll take 30-40 minutes). I also added a vegetable bouillon cube to mine for a little extra flavour. Grab a wok and heat it on the stove on medium heat. Add the coconut oil and cook the tempeh approximately 8 minutes or until lightly browned. While the rice and tempeh are cooking, peel & chop your sweet potato and boil it or steam it for about 5-7 minutes and set aside. Once the tempeh is cooked, set it aside with the sweet potato, give your wok a quick rinse and heat it back up. Add a little more coconut oil and the garlic & ginger. Sautée your veggies until the start to soften, add your seasonings and fold in the sweet potato & tempeh. Layer some bowls with the cooked rice, then the veggies & tempeh and garnish it with the some cilantro or parsley.

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Supper is on the table in 45 minutes or less! We actually followed this up with the Blueberry Ice Cream Cake and they loved everything. My father-in-law especially liked the ice cream caked and licked his plate clean haha ;p

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