If you haven't had a chance to check out a Life Alive restaurant yet, you've got to try some of their healthy and tasty vegetarian cuisine, especially their healthy bowls and wraps! They have locations in Cambridge, Lowell, and Salem, Mass. Here's my attempt at a knockoff recipe for my favorite Life Alive dish, "The Swami"
Note: I usually only post easy recipes. This one take a bit more work, but it's a favorite!
The real Swami Bowl, taken at Life Alive:
My Swami Bowl, pretty close!
The Wannabe Swami
4 big handfuls of kale 1/2 cup tamari almonds 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 package broccoli slaw 1-2 cups broccoli
Steam everything above until desired tenderness, then mix in curry miso sauce and warm up if necessary if dressing is coming from the fridge.
Curry miso sauce*:
Makes 1 cup
2 tsp fresh ginger 2 lg garlic cloves 2 Tbs miso paste (white miso) 1 ½ Tbs honey** 1 tsp curry powder 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1/3 cup cold water ½ cup canola or other oil
Combine the sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Serve or refrigerate until needed.
(for 4 servings I would probably use all of it.)
Optional - May add 1 hard boiled egg to each plate for protein Serve over quinoa with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast
*Can also be used as salad dressing and stored in the fridge up to one week.
** Could substitute agave to make this recipe vegan