I can hear my father-in-law laughing right now. Fanciful titles aren't his thing. Dishes should have one word really (spaghetti), two if need be (jelly sandwiches), and only in extreme cases do they ever need three (chicken noodle soup). But definitely not five.
However, I like descriptive recipe titles.
Whimsical descriptives inject wonder into dishes. I could have titled this dish, Sweet Potato, Blueberry & Kale Bowl...erm...not as fun (and still long). There's greens, nuts, seeds, berries...sounds like a forest forage to me! And so it is. The playful titles stay.
This is such a refreshing and wholesome meal. I had whipped up a blueberry vinaigrette in a frenzy several days ago for a surprise dinner and I knew I needed to make something to use it up. Our fridge is practically empty, no greens to speak of except for a few stalks of kale so a green salad was out to the question. That's when my idea for this forest bowl popped into my mind! Perfect!
- 1 cup quinoa, dry
- 2 cups water
- 2 large sweet potatoes, diced
- 4 large kale leaves, de-stemmed and torn
- ¼ cup dried blueberries
- 2 Tbsp. hazelnuts, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
- drizzle of homemade (recipe below) or store-bought blueberry vinaigrette
- dash of kosher salt
- dash of ground black pepper
- ½ cup fresh or frozen wild blueberries
- ½ lemon, juiced
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. agave nectar or maple syrup
- pinch of kosher salt
German Word of The Day
Forest --> Wald (vald)
Good Deed of The Day
Read this article from The Huffington Post, Grilling For Labor Day? Don't Burn The Planet.