Super Nutritious Veggie Bowl Recipe

Easy, quick and super healthy recipe with adzuki beans and tons of veggies

I have a recipe for you! But firstly let me tell you this: I feel like I’ve been out of touch with you, guys. Too much for my liking. So I really wanted to share some of my life with you in a video again, like in the good old times.

Luckily, Mr Jimmy expressed his wish to make you forget any worries or stressful things in your life… by playing a game. Or rather a fitness app for cats. If you want to feel all warm and fuzzy inside, you MUST watch it! That little furry cutie pie will probably never grow up because he’s still so kitten-like!

If you have a cat and an Android smart phone, you need to get this app. It’s called Only For Cats and it’s free.

I’ve also added some footage from a recent hike if you’d like to see some of the Canarian nature and a very thirsty white dog that has finally grown up! πŸ™‚

Anyway, back to the recipe. I had some things lying on the counter and I decided to see what I could turn them into. Well, the “throw it all together” recipe turned out really good, so I’m sharing it with you. I hope you’ll enjoy this nutrient bomb! If you cook it up yourself, please let me know!

This is the recipe, and don’t forget that it’s printable, too:

Super Nutritious Veggie Bowl Recipe
Recipe Type: Lunch, Vegetarian
Author: Vita at VitaLivesFree
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Serves: 4 portions
A real nutrient bomb. Easy and reasonably quick. Makes a very balanced vegetarian lunch. It’s gluten-free and grain-free for those of you that are sensitive.
Ingredients
  • 350g French beans
  • 1 small broccoli head
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 cup of dried adzuki beans (or any other beans that you prefer)
  • A teaspoon of ghee butter or any other fat of your choice for cooking
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 can of coconut milk (or slightly less coconut cream mixed with a bit of water)
  • 1 tsp. whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1/3 tsp. turmeric
  • salt and pepper
  • some green onions (optional)
Instructions
  1. Soak the beans overnight. Boil for 40-60 mins until they’re soft enough. It’s optional, but if you add a spoonful of nori seaweed to the boiling water, the beans will cook faster and will be easier to digest.
  2. Break broccoli into small florets and steam for 5 minutes until tender, but still firm and bright green.
  3. Cut off the ends of the French beans, cut them into bite-size pieces, and boil for 15-20 minutes until tender.
  4. Melt the ghee in a large pan, add the cumin seeds and the coriander powder. Stir and cook for a couple of minutes until everything forms a lovely paste and starts smelling amazing.
  5. Add onion and garlic. Cover with a lid and cook for 15-20 minutes until the onion softens.
  6. Add turmeric. Stir.
  7. Add sweet potatoes to the onions and garlic. Close the lid again and cook for around 10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through.
  8. Add the broccoli, green, beans, and the adzuki beans to the pan. Add the coconut cream and green onion. Stir everything well, cook for a few minutes, and serve!
  9. I like sprinkling the dish with some Japanese gomashio with spirulina, but it’s totally optional. It’s just a little trick that adds even more nutritious oomph to this already impressive mix.
  10. Enjoy!

Β Lots of love,

Vita xx

Comments

  1. Hi, I just discovered your blog after searching for OCM info (I’m just two days into this! but already loving it) and then I had to read a lot more of your posts and watch some videos! I love it! My family and friends see me as “the hippie of the clan” cause I’ve been into a natural way of life since I was 16 or so (I’ll be 23 next week) and they often (very often) laugh at me cause I’m a little picky when it comes to eating clean and using natural cosmetics and I’m the one who swears by homeopathy and aromatherapy instead of medicines (not if I’m really ill, but this doesn’t occur often) and goes to meditate for 10 days and has a chakra-working group and reads the most strange books. My dad calls me her “new age daughter” and my brother sings me “Aquarius” (well, this is my sign so it’s ok) every time I say something “weird”. Yeah, laugh at me, dudes. I’m happy with this… but now that I’ve discovered your blog, I’m a little more!! I’m really enjoying it. So this is a message basically saying a big thanks for sharing your conscious lifestyle here πŸ™‚ Best regards from Barcelona.

    • Hi Gina! Your comment made me laugh so much. I can totally relate to everything you wrote, but you know what’s the craziest thing? That my family and lots of friends have been converted now, so it was worth being a “weird new age kid”. πŸ™‚ Wow, so cool that you’re from Barcelona. We were just discussing it as a possible future location for living and then you wrote. Id that a sign from god? πŸ™‚ xx

  2. Wow! Are you really considering that? Living in Barcelona can be really different from Canarias! I was born and raised here and I really love my city so of course I think it’s a good place to live (despite a lot of things I don’t like but I try not to focus on), I don’t know if the coincidence is a sign… okay, it is! I’m the freakiest freak and I take everything as a sign πŸ˜€ So, if you need anything, please ask me! I would be glad to help πŸ™‚ xx
    PD: My family is not going to convert but my friends are slowly showing signs… My best friend is now going to the homeopath and she’s considering doing a family constellation (when my parents knew about me doing that, they asked me if it was “black magic” hahaha)! I’m hopeful my weirdness is starting to spread!

    • Yes, we are thinking where to go in the future, in a few years’ time. Canarias are great and I love them to bits, but there are two major problems: there are no truly big and bustling cities to inspire me and recharge me (after living in London I really need it) and it’s impossible to find interesting and inspiring people to make friends with. People like that either go abroad or go to continental Spain. We’ll see what the future brings. πŸ™‚ By the way, what is a family constellation? And what are the things you don’t like about Barcelona? xx

      • Hi again! πŸ™‚ First, I paste here a link for you, cause I’m not sure I can explain you well what family constellations are in my English… But I just wanna say this kind of therapy blew my mind the day I did my own constellation and changed my life. Again, no black magic! http://www2.hellinger.com/en/home/family-constellation/family-constellation-according-to-hellingerr/ If you were very interested in, I really recommend you a book from Bertold Ulsamer called “Sin raΓ­ces no hay alas” (I’m not sure if the book is edited in English, too ) rather than reading Bert Hellinger (the man whose website I took the link) which is a little difficult to understand to those who never heard of family constellations.

        The things I don’t like about Barcelona is basically one big thing made of little things: while I love living in such a multicultural city (ok, it’s not London, but anyway), I feel (and a lot of people feel) that our city is completely focused towards tourism now. Yes, I know it’s a great part of our local economy… but I don’t want to feel a foreign in my city. I live in a neighborhood near the beach and while I loved living here all my live (it used to be like a little town separated from the rest of the city) now I don’t think I’m going to live here for too long. Every six months there is a new hotel, and now all the restaurants and cafes we used to go are SO EXPENSIVE (and the quality of the food is the same it used to be) we cannot go anymore. Just tourists eat there now. And I don’t even live in the centre!! There, is just impossible to eat. Barcelona is a really expensive city to live. Our local government spends millions of euros in greeting tourists and “being international” but not in improving locals life. The rentals are scandalous (maybe not like NY, but not fair) & the public transport is expensive, young people have no place to meet and all the old empty houses that have been closed for ages, then occupied (for great activities and activism, not vandalism) are being evicted now (with violence)… Yes, it is a great city, beautiful and multicultural and the weather is nice most of the time, but living here can be tough. I suppose that every place has its own cons.

        And before saying good night… Today I bought microfibre towels for the OCM as you recommended in a post, cause my hormonal acne-prone skin is also super sensitive, and I just washed my face before writing this and I loved the feeling on my skin! Plus, I read you were experimenting with natural deodorant. I swear by my potassium alum crystal and it’s the only natural deodorant that worked for me (I used Jason, Weleda and Logona without results), have you tried it? I just read this deodorant can be harmful too and I don’t know what to think.

        xx

        • Just find out you mentioned about using a crystal stick. Meh. I don’t know what to do πŸ™ Tomorrow I’m going to make a little batch of your DIY deodorant and will give a try. (Luckily, after years living so “new age” my cupboard is already provided with all the ingredients, ha!)

        • Thanks so much for telling me about family constellations. I’ll definitely look into them because I feel it’s something that I need a lot. I’ve been shying away from my roots for too long. Thanks for sharing the things you don’t like about Barcelona, but they don’t look too bad. I still like it. Trust me, it’s still 100 times better than London. πŸ™‚ Yes, I used to use a crystal stick, but I stopped after reading about potential dangers. To be honest, my DIY deodorant works so much better for me and it’s completely safe, so it’s a no-brainer for me. DIY all the way! πŸ™‚ xx

          • Hey! I didn’t make the deodorant cause… I found out my mom had used ALL the baking soda in the washing machine! With apple cider vinegar!! Instead of detergent. I’m thrilled. Is she converting into a green life? Haha! (Also, I just gave her my two natural face creams, which I used to love but now I don’t need anymore cause a bit of jojoba oil in the morning is working better, and she commented “this stuffs smells bad… but I’m gonna give it a try”. Alright!! F*ck Olay & L’Oreal, mama.) So, I’m making the deodorant as soon as I buy baking soda πŸ˜€

            If you need any extra information about constellations, please ask me (I guess you can see my email when I post here?). I assure you there’s nothing better for making peace with your past, your family and yourself… Roots are so important and are often undervalued…

            And last but not least… My recipe for eye make-up remover: in a topaz crystal bottle (I use this for all my oils/floral waters) mix 50% almond oil & 50% lavender water (are the oil/floral water of your choice, those are my favorite for this duty) and shake. You’ll have an ultra-gentle biphasic make-up remover. Shake before every use and apply it in a cotton pad. It works wonders! I’m doing the OCM every evening now (so I use water after the oil) but you don’t have to remove if you are just doing this, cause eyes will be clean and skin will be soft and hydrated. Even the micellar waters labeled as “for ultra-sensitive skin” irritated my eyelids and eyes like hell but this one is a babe. Give it a try πŸ™‚

          • Haha! Your mum is cool! Your lifestyle is obviously rubbing off on her. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for offering to help with the family constellations. I’ll get in touch if I don’t understand something (yes. I have your email). They do seem like something I really need right now. Thanks for sharing your eye makeup remover recipe! I use a similar one, but with pumpkin seed oil and rosewater instead. It’s brilliant! xx

  3. Wow, love the recipe – exactly the way I usually do my cooking – throwing everything together, possibly in 30 minutes or so. πŸ™‚ Will definitely give it a try! Nice to see you and Giulietta are doing great – not surprised she loves hiking too. πŸ™‚
    And I finally got to see some of the Las Vegas area over there. Actually got me thrilled about the coming hiking season over here now. You’d love the views, mountains and nature in Slovenia, I believe.
    You guys are an inspiration indeed! Hope we get together one day, maybe even go hiking and I get the chance/time to cook you sth (now that I am slowly getting the idea of what you like and see it’s very close to my taste, without the meat though).
    Anyway … keep those videos coming and live it up no matter what!!

    • We’ll visit you in Slovenia one day. Promise! πŸ™‚ I can’t believe we got to know each other in the last week more than in the whole time you were here. What a shame! Anyway, better late than never. So glad that we met you! xx

  4. WOW! This looks SO good. I have been mixing tons of veggies lately myself with bone broth and I have been on a spicy curry kick lately. The more spice the better. ha! I will have to try this. It looks delish. I love sweet potatoes with a passion. I can’t believe I didn’t like them as a child.

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