around our house we call these bounty bowls. what's a bounty bowl? it's a mix of seasonal vegetables all cooked up (or sometimes raw), a protein, then layered into a bowl with a sauce of some sort. to me this is the most ideal and satisfying comfort meals. and quite lovely i might add.
this winter bounty bowl was composed of charred kale, roasted brussel sprouts with raisins, roasted sweet potatoes, and black lentils. the sauce i made is one from a cookbook called "go dairy free". i have been making this sauce for years and putting it on top of rice, noodles, salads.....and more~
magic sauce (a variation from a recipe out of the "go dairy free" cookbook)
-in a food processor or blender, add: 1/3 cup tahini, 3 cloves garlic, 1 handful of parsley, a dash of salt and pepper, juice of 2 lemons, and 1/3-1/2 cup water. you can also add fresh cilantro if you have some on hand.
-blend until mixed adding more water if necessary. the texture should be smooth like gravy.
-serve atop salads, mashed potatoes, vegetables, noodles, or rice.
photo by kristen bach