Two Bowls to Try

Ready for some new healthy ‘Bowl’ ideas? Here are two to try, both enhanced with extra antioxidants and anti-inflammatory from powdered Sencha tea. You can substitute Sencha powder with Matcha tea. Learning how to use matcha in cooking is a great way to add powerful antioxidants in each meal.

Here’s the bowl I made today…

Asian Lime-Cilantro Grain Bowl Recipe

Asian Grain Bowl

Ingredients:

½ cup Cooked Brown Basmati Rice

½ cup Mixed Veggies (Slivered Snow Peas, Red Pepper)

½ cup Quick-Pickled Veggies (Like Julienned Carrot, Daikon Radish, Cucumber)

½ cup Steamed Edamame, shelled soybeans

3 tbsp Lime-Cilantro-Green Tea Sauce (Separate recipe follows)

Small Bunch Chives, slivered

¼ tsp Edible Green Sencha

½ tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds

Lime-Cilantro-Green Tea Sauce

Instructions:

  1. In a wide bowl layer first four ingredients.

  2. Pour Sauce over a layered bowl and sprinkle with chives, Edible Green sencha and sesame seeds.

Asian Grain Bowl

Asian Lime-Cilantro Grain Bowl

SarahSarah
A grain bowl using brown basmati rice and veggies galore!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Cooked Brown Basmati Rice
  • ½ cup Mixed Veggies Slivered Snow Peas, Red Pepper
  • ½ cup Quick-Pickled Veggies Like Julienned Carrot, Daikon Radish, Cucumber
  • ½ cup Steamed Edamame, shelled soybeans
  • 3 tbsp Lime-Cilantro-Green Tea Sauce (Separate recipe follows)
  • Small Bunch Chives, slivered
  • ¼ tsp Edible Green Sencha
  • ½ tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds

Instructions
 

  • In a wide bowl layer first four ingredients.
  • Pour Sauce over layered bowl and sprinkle with chives, edible green sencha and sesame seeds.
Keyword Edible Green Sencha, Grain Bowl

Lime Cilantro Green Tea Sauce

Green Tea Sauce

Ingredients:

Small bunch Cilantro, washed and coarsely chopped

One Lime, zest and juice

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Oliver Oil

1 clove Garlic, chopped

1/4 tsp. Salt

1/2  Green Bell Pepper, Substitute one seeded Jalapeno or Serrano Pepper if you like more heat

1/2 tsp. Matcha or Sencha green tea powder

Instructions:

 1. Combine in a blender or food processor.

 2. Keeps for  3 days in the refrigerator, or freeze in ice cube tray for future use.

Green Tea Sauce

Lime-Cilantro-Green Tea Sauce

SarahSarah
Tart, bright green sauce great for grain bowls and more. Also pairs well with Southwest flavors!
Course Dressing/Sauce
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 3 servings

Ingredients
  

  • Small bunch Cilantro, washed and coarsely chopped
  • One Lime, zest and juice
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, chopped
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ Green Bell Pepper Substitute one seeded Jalapeno or Serrano Pepper if you like more heat
  • ½ tsp Matcha or Sencha green tea powder

Instructions
 

  • Combine in a blender or food processor.
  • Makes about 9 Tbsp. Keeps for 3 days in the refrigerator, or freeze in ice cube tray for future use.
Keyword Edible Green Sencha, Sauce

 

 

Green Goodness Falafel Bowl

Falafel is a great source of vegetable protein – these spicy little balls or patties of fried goodness are made of chickpeas, and provide a good source of fiber as well. I use a falafel mix that is gluten-free, and super-easy to make. Just stir the mix and water together according to the package directions, and let sit for 30 minutes to absorb, then make into small patties and pan fry in just a skim of olive oil to create a nice crunchy exterior without the added grease of deep-fat frying. I always make up a big batch, and freeze the extras – microwave for a minute, then crisp in a dry pan before serving for an almost-instant lunch or snack.

The traditional tzatziki sauce is made with lemon juice, yogurt, garlic, and mint. My version adds in powdered sencha for an extra boost of green goodness and savory umami flavor. The lemon juice in the sauce helps your body access the nutritional benefits of the green tea, as well. Win/win!

Falafel Bowl with Green Tea Tzatziki Sauce

 

Green Goodness Falafel Bowl Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup Leafy Greens, washed, dried and shredded

½ cup Mixed Veggies, raw or quick pickled (like cucumbers, carrots, bell pepper)

Handful Cherry Tomatoes, washed and halved

Handful Kalamata Olives

1 oz Feta Cheese, crumbled

2-3 Patties Falafel Patties, warm (to top)

Green Goodness Tsatziki Sauce (to dress and dip)

Instructions:

  1. Layer first four ingredients in a large bowl.

  2. Top with crumbled feta cheese and dress with Tzatziki Sauce.

Green Goodness Tzatziki Sauce

Use for dressing salads, or a dip for veggies!

Ingredients:

½ cup Plain Greek Yogurt

1 small Lemon, zest and juice

Small handful Fresh Mint Leaves, washed and chopped

Pinch Salt

½ tsp Edible Green Sencha

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients.

 

Green Goodness Falafel Bowl

SarahSarah
A meal in a bowl with veggies and Tzatski Sauce
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 1 Serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Leafy Greens, washed, dried and shredded
  • ½ cup Mixed Veggies, raw or quick pickled like cucumbers, carrots, bell pepper
  • Handful Cherry Tomatoes, washed and halved
  • Handful Kalamata Olives
  • 1 oz Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 2-3 Patties Falafel Patties, warm to top
  • Green Goodness Tsatziki Sauce to dress and dip (Separate recipe follows)

Instructions
 

  • Layer first four incredients in a large bowl.
  • Top with crumbled feta cheese and dress with Tzatziki Sauce.
Keyword Falafel, Salad, Tsatziki Sauce

 

Green Tea Tzatziki Sauce

Green Goodness Tzatziki Sauce

SarahSarah
A Mediterranean Sauce great for dressing or dipping!
Course Dressing
Cuisine Mediterranean

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 small Lemon, zest and juice
  • Small handful Fresh Mint Leaves, washed and chopped
  • Pinch Salt
  • ½ tsp Edible Green Sencha

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients.
  • Use for dressing salads, or a dip for veggies. Makes about 1/2 cup.
Keyword Dip, Green tea dip, Tsatziki Sauce

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