Beignets Tiramisu with chocolate Ganache.
Kind of a weird post today.
And not just because this is one giant bowl of health you are looking at, but more because of that giant scar on the guy in the photo above.
You know how some people hate their scars and try to cover them or do their best to make sure they heel as pretty as possible? Well, I am not like that. Personally, I love scars. I think they tell a story, give you character and memories. Bad or good.
However, I am in no way a tattoo person. Actually I really do not like them, mostly because I have a fear of getting super old and having this faded + ugly thing on my skin that I totally regret. Not to mention that I am a person who goes through phases and every few weeks I get sick of something. For me that means a food or a bowl or a color, you get the point.
Scars are different. I promise that this post was not meant to be about scars, but as I was staring at that first photo it kind of got my thoughts turning, so here I am telling you all about why I love them.
If you have ever met any of my siblings than you know that they have scars on multiple parts of their body, some a lot more than others. Red and Asher are the exceptions. Brendan and Malachi (also known as Kai) take the lead. They are also the two toughest kids I will ever meet.
The arm in the above photo is actually not even a sibling, but more of an adopted one. BUT I was sort of with him when that he got this scar and all I have to say is that it was gross. It had to have hurt like hell and well… bones where showing. Not pretty.
With every scar there is a story. Like the one above my eyebrow that I got when I was baby or Kai’s scar the size of a large foot running across his hip and up his butt or Brendan’s scars on his knees, his face and… ok, just all over.
While most of the stories are really kind of scary they are still memories that separate you and make you, you. Not sure that makes any sense at all, but it’s the way I think and I personally love hearing about how people got their scars.
Also, since I am almost constantly around snowboarders that are training for things like the Olympics, I tend to see a lot of crazy scars.
Still though, my younger brother Kai has beat them all out. The whole, having to have his hip replaced at thirteen, kind of takes the cake every time. Hoping it stays that way since the scary stuff is NEVER fun to live through.
Oh and you should know, that while I can be daring, I have almost zero scars compared to my brothers. Most of the ones I do have are from the oven. It always wins.
Ok, that and I should probably use an oven mitt a little more, but I forget and I sort of have hands of steel now.
Ok, but let’s talk about pretty things now.
Like these bowls.
I am in love with these bowls.
Alright fine, obviously I am in love with the food in the bowls, but I know you guys know that by now.
This is everything I could want in a meal. It’s colorful, easy, quick, ridiculously healthy, a little spicy and I mean… there is pan-fried polenta going on. So good.
The BBQ sauce is heavy on the Cajun spices because lately I am really feeling those, but if you want to tone down the heat just a tad, reduce the spices a bit. If chickpeas are not your thing, shrimp would be so good, as would chicken. I gave the chicken version to everybody who does not eat beans, which is basically everyone but me. The ranch hummus adds the perfect bit of coolness to the bowls and the asparagus? Well, I am just really feeling springy these days. Like all I want is Spring. Spring colors, spring food, spring weather!
Bring it on… too bad it won’t actually be HERE for 3 more months.
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
So for now, and probably for a while, this is as close as I am going to get. But hey, I’ll take it.
This was delicious and even better – a HUGE hit with my one-year-old. I’m going to have to make that ranch hummus every week because it got her to willingly and enthusiastically eat a GREEN vegetable! Yummy for vegetarian mom, carnivorous dad, and picky baby.
Amazing!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was tasty for you, thanks a lot for giving it a try!🥑🥝 xT
I’ve made this a few times now and it’s a favorite. I recently cut dairy, refined sugar, and gluten from my diet but happily can still enjoy this delicious bowl!
Happy Wednesday!! 🌞 Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! xT
Shoot, I meant to give this recipe 5 stars in my earlier comment, and now I can’t edit! This rocks!
Thanks again Ross!
This recipe is amazing. I’ve probably made it a dozen times over the past few years! Absolutely one of my go-to recipes when I want something nice and comforting.
As a heads up for those making it though, ‘quick’ is a bit of a misnomer in my opinion. While I totally believe Tieghan can make this in half an hour, for most of us mere mortals it’ll take an hour+. You have to make the hummus, prep and bake the asparagus, fry the polenta, and fry the chickpeas. It takes me half an hour just to find all the ingredients…
Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I am so glad it was a hit! Thanks for sharing your review!? xT
This was totally delicious, loved the hummus and the whole concept. The asparagus timing sounds so long to me though, I only roasted mine for 10 mins and it was great for my tastes!
Thank you so much Jenny! I am really happy to hear that! xTieghan
Well, here I was looking for polenta recipes and I got to read about scars! that was unexpected. Now I’m thinking about my own unique scars along with planning to make this sometime!
Haha thank you Liz! I hope you love this one! xTieghan
With the hummus turn out without the oil?
HI Myra! I recommend using the oil for best flavor. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan
Oh goodness! I can’t wait to make these! love it Hashmanis
Is it seriously 800 calories per serving !?
Hi there. No I believe this is the wrong calculation. We are looking into it. Sorry for the trouble.
How well does this re-heat? This would be great for lunch for the week.
This reheats really well. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this recipe! 🙂
Just made for dinner. Yum yum yum! Excited for leftovers!
So happy you liked them Thanks Carolyn!
Just had to say thank you so much for this recipe. I subbed (sautéed then braised) brussel sprouts for asparagus, because thats what is in season, and used the leftover braising liquid (stock) to make the fresh polenta. It was so delicious! Glad I used this recipe to meal prep for the whole week!
Sounds amazing Amy! I am so glad you loved this, thank you!!