For those who missed the chance to attend the Dinner with the Doctor (DwD) event in April, it was a vegan bowl! Almost 100 guests attended the dinner event and we were so happy to see everyone enjoying the meal.
I have seen many people uploading pictures of vegan bowls on SNS but never have I attempted myself to give it a try only because I just thought that it was too much work with the amount of toppings it had. Then our team decided to serve vegan bowl since the topic of the last DwD was on cancer. The goal was to incorporate as much antioxidant rich vegetables in our dinner as possible, and it did! I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to assemble once all the ingredients were prepared and also that this could easily turn into a lunch menu for the entire week. Really your imagination is the limit in terms of toppings you can choose from.
By the way you will be surprised by how big the bowl is in actuality. The picture does not do its justice. I have only used the big sized salad bowl for the picture quality but if you were to prepare it for yourself, you can choose 3 to 4 toppings max including, leafy greens, some proteins (i.e tofu, beans, seeds and etc.,) and some other vegetables you like because believe me, the bowl fills up pretty quickly.
Instead of going through all the recipes of toppings I have made here I would like to simply share two recipes I have used for the sauce only because there wasn’t much cooking involved for this particular dish and I believe the sauce makes a big difference in determining the flavour of the bowl.
My very first posting on the recipe blog also happened to be a sauce (without any oil). You can definitely use that sauce on this vegan bowl but if you are running out of time and want to whip up something quick, this recipe is a great help.
Lemony Garlic Sauce
1 tsp garlic, grated
11/2 tbsp Lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 C vegan mayonaise
Use the microplane to grate 1 or 2 cloves of garlic and get 1 tsp of grated garlic.
In a small bowl mix all the ingredients together and serve.
Ginger Sesame Sauce
1 Tbsp wild sesame seeds blended, or sesame seeds blended
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp water
1/8 tsp of grated ginger
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and serve.
Hope you enjoy these recipes! They are very versatile recipes that you can pretty much use for anything from dressings to dipping sauces, especially the lemony garlic one. Let me know what you think of the recipe. Send any questions, comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer you.
Your partner in wholeness,