This summer I am trying to really focus on trying new recipes, so wait till you try his new Protein Power Goddess Bowl. I do not like to follow recipes, lets be honest. I have a reputation for just throwing things together. The problem with this is when someone asks, ” How did you make it?”… OR, if I want to try to make it again, I run into a little problem, lol. So, hence it’s the summer of recipes over here at the Malone’s. This recipe was adapted from my Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon.  Of course I had to edit it a little or it would not be Judy style, lol. I think this was good, but it was not OMG amazing. I think the next time I make it I will add in some dried fruit and maybe some caramelized onions.  It was tasty but just did not hit the OMG spot for me.

 Protein Power Goddess Bowl

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Ingredients:
•2 cups uncooked brown rice (You could also use Quinoa or any other grain you had handy)
•1.5-2 cups uncooked lentils or black beans (you need 4 cups cooked lentils/beans)
•1/2 red onion
•4 garlic cloves, peeled and diced
•1 red/yellow/orange pepper, thinly sliced
•1 tomato, chopped
•1 cup Tahini lemon garlic dressing (See below)
•8-10 sundried tomatoes, sliced (You could also use grape tomatoes and roast them first)
•2 large handfuls of mixed greens (Kale works best but spinach or romaine will work too)
•1/2 cup parsley, chopped
•Lemon wedges and olives, for garnish (optional)
•Kosher salt and pepper, to taste (I think I used about 1/4-1/2 tsp kosher salt in the sauté)
•1/2 tbsp olive oil for sautéing

Directions: Cook lentils/beans and rice/quinoa according to package directions, rinse with cold water, strain, and set aside. In a large skillet, add in the oil and heat to low-medium temperature. Now add in the onion, garlic, red pepper, salt, pepper, and optional sundried/roasted tomatoes. Sauté for about 5 minutes over low-medium heat. Now add in the cooked, drained, and rinsed 4 cups of lentils/beans and stir well. Cook for another few minutes. Add in 1 cup of tahini lemon garlic dressing (see below for recipe) and stir well. Cook until it starts to bubble and then remove from heat. Add in 2 large handfuls of greens and parsley and stir well again. Portion cooked brown rice into the bowl(s) and then scoop the sauté lentil mixture overtop of the rice. Garnish with olives and a lemon wedge if preferred. Makes about 6 large portions.

Tahini Lemon Garlic Dressing
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Ingredients:
•1/4 cup tahini- Trader Joe’s has a beautiful new organic tahini– its in a glass jar
•1-2 garlic cloves
•1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
•1/4 cup nutritional yeast- This is my favorite.
•1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
•1 tsp kosher salt
•Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Directions: In a food processor, process all ingredients until smooth. Makes about 1.5 cups.

 

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