31 July 2011

wild kale recharge bowl

i just got back from the most wonderfully fun & sweaty trail run at the lake with friends!  the best part was that all of the sudden the woods opened up and we had ended up running to one of the beaches without even knowing it - so of course we took a much deserved swim break in our running clothes before lacing up again to head back.

suffice it to say i was very hungry when i got home!  i made a super quick dressing with oil & lemon but decided that i felt like something rich and creamy so i added some tahini too!  this rice bowl totally got the job done - i feel recharged and refueled to the max without feeling like i overate.

{wild kale recharge bowl}

wild kale recharge bowl
serves 2
2 cups cooked wild rice
2/3 cup cooked pinto beans
1 cup kale, shredded
1 tomato, diced
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 tbsp goji berrries
1/2 cup creamy tahini & lemon dressing

place 1 cup of wild rice in each bowl and top eat with half of the pinto beans, kale, tomatoes & sunflower seeds.  drizzle with 1/4 cup of creamy tahini & lemon dressing, followed by a sprinkling of 1 tbsp of goji berries.  serve it up pretty & layered like i did for m's, or mix it all up first like i did mine.  season to taste with a sprinkle of sea salt or tamari.  refuel.  recharge.  yum.

{eat up}

creamy tahini & lemon dressing
makes about 1 cup
1/4 cup tahini
1 organic lemon
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
sea salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup water (more or less as needed)

for the dressing mix everything up in a blender, or if yours gives out like mine did (pitty party for one over here!), just whisk things up by hand.  depending on the thickness of your tahini and how thin you like your dressing, adjust the 1/2 cup of water to suit your taste.

{my recharge bowl, all mixed up}

this was SO good and just what i needed!  i'm all ready to get back outside again, this time for a bike ride over to m's mum's house on the lake - hurray for more summer lake swims!!


  1. This looks like a recipe Alicia Silverstone would make (her cookbook is full of kale, grain, bean, and sunflower seed recipes, if you don't have it)- definitely a compliment :) I'm jealous you are in running distance of a lake!

  2. oh wow - thank you mariah! it was pretty yummy too!

    and yes, living within running distance of a lake is pretty awesome... :)

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