Come Clean

By Gina Caputo

Come Clean

This bowl is squeaky clean so if you’ve been feeling polluted lately, this healthy bowl is an easy way out. You mix quinoa and steamed cauliflower as a foundation and then bring steamed sweet potatoes and kale to the party. Top if off with a cool and creamy miso-yogurt sauce and sprinkle with hemp seeds that bring protein, fiber and omega fats! Coming clean’s not so bad after all!

 Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup quinoa in the rice cooker or stovetop per directions
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 small head cauliflower, removed from stem and broken up
  • 1 bunch lacinto kale, stripped of stem and rough chopped 
  • Hemp seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp white miso
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 2 cups plain yogurt (regular or coconut)
  • Sea salt & pepper

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the quinoa either in your rice cooker or on the stovetop per package directions
  2. Meanwhile, place a steamer basket in a large pot, add water to the bottom of the steamer and add the sweet potatoes. Steam for 8 minutes.
  3. While this is steaming, whisk the miso and lemon juice together in a medium bowl. Add the 2 cups of yogurt and combine well. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. 
  4. Add the cauliflower to the sweet potato pot and steam for another 6 minutes.
  5. Finally, add the chopped kale and steam for 3 minutes. Then remove the lid and remove from heat.

You can serve like a Buddha Bowl in sections like the photo or mix it all together with a large spoon like a typical One Bowl Wonder. Top with the miso yogurt sauce, hemp seeds and adjust seasoning (s&p) to your taste!

Variations on this one that I like are to use brown rice instead of quinoa and cauliflower, add Puy lentils and swap steamed broccoli for the kale!