10 Minute Magical Chocolate Almond Butter Superfood Seed Bars.
With a spicy basil tahini drizzle and maybe some pita chips for scooping too. YUM
I don’t even really know where to begin.
There is just so much happening here. So much flavor, so many textures and just so much goodness all in one bowl!!
AND it is an almost completely vegan bowl too. Like what?!? Just lose the halloumi and this becomes vegan…but oh my gosh, I’d never, ever, ditch the halloumi if I were you. NEVER.
If you have never experienced halloumi cheese, now is the time. Like today. Go buy some, add it to a skillet, fry it on both sides and then just eat it. So flippin delicious. Definitely one of my new favorite cheeses.
Please excuse my annoyingly chipper Monday morning chatter. It’s just that I am excited about this bowl. So exited that I have been texting people photos of it for the past week. People who could care less about a goddess bowl, people who have now probably blocked my messages, and people who I majorly made super hungry, and then majorly depressed, because this bowl was thousands of miles away from them.
I am so very sorry, but again, this bowl excites me and clearly I am like an eight year old and cannot contain my excitement
Sometimes I get really exited about a recipe because of the photos, but with this bowl, my excitement has nothing to do with photos (which I think are pretty sub-par). It’s all about what’s going on in this bowl. It’s just got everything.
Also, I just need to say that it is currently snowing outside my window and despite my chipperness about this bowl, I pretty much want to start bawling my eyes out. Or better yet, screaming at the universe. OH MY GOSH. STOP SNOWING.
It actually snowed all weekend. I think I need to move. Thank God for my little space heater. It pretty much saves my life…and my sanity.
Oh, and pineapples, yes, those help greatly too…I maybe just ordered a muscle tank with a giant hot pink pineapple on it purely just because the pineapple made me happy. And I actually despise hot pink, but I just couldn’t resist the pineapple.
In other news, I am escaping this bitter cold winter weather on Friday and headed to LA for work (my brother Malachi is also tagging along to look at schools, and my cousin Abby is coming up from San Diego, so hopefully there will be a little fun interspersed in this trip as well!). But you guys, I heard it was cold and raining in LA the other day?
OH NO. I mean, I know the rain is a good thing, but man, I hope it clears by Friday.
Anywho, back on track here.
These Greek Goddess grain bowls, that are chock full of health and deliciousness, need to be explained a bit. I have had the idea to create a Goddess bowl like this since January, but I held off solely for the purpose of fresh heirloom cherry tomatoes. I know, I waited months to make this for tomatoes? Yeah, but I really just enjoy creating seasonal foods, so to me, it was worth the long wait.
SIDENOTE: it feels really wrong talking about tomatoes while it’s snowing outside. Like that’s just not right.
I am however, sad that I waited so long to try Halloumi cheese. Like I said, this is some seriously delicious cheese, like whoa!
OK SO. I will not try to sugar coat a thing. There are a lot of ingredients that go into this meal. DO NOT let this scare you away. I promise the prep work really is not that hard and all the ingredients are oh so good for our bodies. So say hello to this bowl and start thinking about sliding into that bikini this summer (please don’t tell me you are already wearing one!).
Just look past the words “fried” because really nothing is fried. The zucchini just gets a little crispy coating, and the Halloumi gets a quick sear in the skillet. It is still healthy. Plus, I even used nutritional yeast (which can be found at health food stores and on [Amazon | http://www.amazon.com/Bobs-Red-Mill-Large-Flake/dp/B000WLCHDA/ref=sr_1_3?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1431221180&sr=1-3&keywords=nutritional+yeast]) in the coating for the zucchini to make things extra nutrient dense and good for us. COOL!
And now let’s talk about all those seeds. Oh how I love those seeds!
Basically, I just grabbed all the seeds I had in my pantry, added them to a skillet with a little olive oil, toasted them to a sweet golden perfection and gave them a little sprinkling of salt – done. Super simple, but possibly my favorite component to these bowls. They have SO much flavor and great texture. Not to mention all the health benefits!
Would you look at me?
Health benefits? Almost vegan? Craziness.
I did go ahead and add a few hard-boiled eggs to our bowls, but to be completely honest, these are amazing even without the eggs. This bowl is really about the seeds, the zucchini, the Halloumi and the basil tahini drizzle (which by the way should be added to everything).
So you see??? This bowl is everything that is good, and good for you. Literally.
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Bonus points if you eat this with fresh pita or pita chips. Yes. Do that.
Delicious, but a little fussy, perhaps. It didn’t seem to really go together as a cohesive bowl for us, but everything was really incredibly delicious with that wonderful sauce, the toasted nuts, beautiful vegetables and delicious cheese! It seemed more like a spread than a bowl – one we did very much enjoy, but I do think prepping everything takes longer than is listed. I even did some short-cuts with frozen grains. However, if you have the time both to cook and to eat, it is wonderful!
Hi Lauren! Thank you so much for trying this, I am really glad you enjoyed it! xTieghan