Creamy Coconut Cashew Spaghetti Squash “Alfredo” with Roasted Cauliflower.
(Video is at the end before the recipe!)
Yeah!! We makin’ poookkkkeeee bowls today!!
I have been so excited about this post for way too long now, finally I get to share these colorful bowls with you! Fist pump, smile on my face! 🙂
But first, let me tell you about something fun. I mean, yes, these poke bowls are fun, but I’m talking VEGAS fun! Yup, yup! You remember how on Monday I told you it was my mom’s birthday? And how it was not just any birthday, but her 50th birthday? Yeah, well here’s the thing, mom’s birthday and Christmas are just so close, plus my parent’s anniversary is Jan. 4th! Most years we end up doing something REALLY small for her b-day. Some years just a simple dinner and cake…we even go lite on the gifts. I know, I know. So lame.
This year, and at the last minute…of course, dad and I decided that we would not let this birthday go unnoticed. So I suggested that dad take mom on a vacation. And not a family vacation full of drunken fools and little kids, but like a vacation for just the two of them. A little weekend getaway. The moment the words left my mouth I knew that was what I was going to do, but I just didn’t know where to. I knew it had to be driving distance and somewhere not crazy expensive. I looked at all the obvious places in Colorado and then somehow both dad and I landed on Vegas. At first I didn’t think either of them would want to go to Vegas, but the more the idea of Vegas sunk in, the more I liked it.
Also, Vegas is cheap, cheap yet still super nice. All the pools, the entertainment, and all the sunshine! Yup, SOLD.
So I spent all of Sunday night planning out their little getaway. It’s going to be so much fun. Concerts, a fancy hotel, hot tubs, good eats, CHILL time and sunshine! I have to say, I’m kind of jealous. As I was booking the hotel I thought to myself “man, this looks so nice, I wanna stay here”. The only kind of bummer thing is that apparently it’s not really that warm in Vegas this time of year. Highs in the 50’s, but with the sun I’m sure it will feel warmer. No matter what, it will be awesome I’m sure.
The best part about this whole Vegas gift thing was the look on my mom’s face. She was SHOCKED. I mean, for one she would have never have guessed Vegas, and two, we really don’t do stuff like this… ever. Stuff like plan surprise vacations I mean.
So yeah, she was, and is really excited! Which makes me really excited. All and all there is a lot of excitement happening around these parts today!! Hello Poke! Hello Video! Hello Vegas!
OH, and since the rents are headed out-of-town, that means it’s sister time for Tieghan and Asher, which means one thing, Harry Potter weekend, grapefruit body scrubs, lavender face masks and cookie dough.
OKAY that was excitement number one of the day, let’s talk about excitement number two.
Poke Bowls!! Hehe. I love the word poke. I say it like poookkkkkeeee bowls. Yes, I am really four years old.
Anyway, poke bowls are the best. At first I was nervous about the whole RAW fish thing, but I got over that and fell in love. Lyndsie, my brother’s girlfriend helped me a little with this recipe. She is a poke expert and I have to say, we killed it with this surprisingly EASY recipe.
It’s also fresh, fast, HEALTHY and so flippin good. The tuna gets tossed in one of my all time favorite Hawaiian dressings, then you just add all the possible toppings in world. Ok, well not all the toppings in the world, but all the toppings you love. Which for me means, pineapple, mango, purple cabbage, pickled ginger (new favorite food), avocado, cucumber, carrot, edamame, green onions and fresno chiles. I maybe like A LOT of toppings, but you can easily just make this solely with tuna + rice. Or get creative and add YOUR favorite toppings, there are oh so many possibilities!
Oh and of course I also had to make wanton crisps, because I mean, why not. A little bit of fried deliciousness will totally NOT kill our New Year’s diets. I swear, I swear. <–make the wonton crisps…they are everything.
And with that I am done. My grandma is here, recipes need to be made, photos need to be shot and I kind of need a shower. Whoop, whoop, life! When’s my Vegas vacation!?!? Actually I’ll take Hawaii… I wish, I wish.
WATCH THE VIDEO!! Please! 🙂
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In reality, I’ll be home, thank goodness for these POKE bowls. 🙂
This recipe is phenomenal! A new family favorite. Thank you!
Thank you so much Amy! xTieghan
Hi! Where do you manage to get sushi-grade tuna and salmon in the mountains? I’m just over the hill in Carbondale/Aspen, and it’s been so hard to find!
Hi Brittany! I usually go to whole foods for it!! I hope you kind find it! xTieghan
I can’t to go try this !!! Also saw the grid stuffed artichoke!OMG has my name all I Dr it! Thank you!
Hey, Tieghan: I’ve tried this recipe 4-5 times this year, and this is by far the family favorite now whenever we can get our hands on some sashimi grade tuna. In fact, my teenaged son and I had a poke bowl at a restaurant recently and he says it was not nearly as good as this recipe! So healthy, delicious and colorful. Thanks so much, Tieghan, for providing me the recipes to be a great cook for my family.
This is amazing! I am so happy you and your family are enjoying this recipe!! Thank you!
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Thanks! Yes I am the owner. You can email my at firstname.lastname@example.org for photo info. Thanks!
I am not a “commenter,” but this was so amazing I had to. It was so fresh and delicious, such a nice change from all the chills and sauces in the middle of winter! We like a little more spicy, so next time I make this I’ll use a red Habanero chile instead of a Fresno. Five stars!
SOO happ you loved it! Thank you!
As an actual Native Hawaiian, raised in Hawaii I give your creative poke bowl two thumbs up!! The store bought pokes have a lot of salt and mayo in them so I always tend to make my own. Love the creative ingredients in yours. I hope you get to vacation in Hawaii soon, lots of food inspiration there.
Haute in Paradise
THANK YOU! Means a lot! 🙂
Never tried a poke bowl before. Tried this the other night and was a hit. Perfect for our Australian summer right now.
So happy you loved this! Thank you!
Hey Tieghan! That is a beautiful poke dish! And I really enjoyed your video. Living in the islands, Maui specifically, we enjoy a wide variety of poke with lovely fresh caught ahi tuna. Your poke (pronounced po-ke with a long e, not poke, like your poking someone!) 🙂 looks fresh and fantastic. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!
Where did you find such a large, beautiful piece of sushi grade ahi tuna in the Rockies? I ask because I also live around there, and I want to make this!
HI! City Market believe it or not. I think I just got lucky! 🙂
This is so gorgeous!! Love anything raw, and if only we had reliable source of raw fish/ meat, would totally switch to raw eating ( no kidding!!). This is my comfort food — beautiful colors and so healthy! Just love it!
This is awesome, and so simple to do !!! Thanks a ton.
Enjoy the weekend, and enjoy your sister time 🙂 x