Helllllo my friends! I wrote about this recipe briefly in my news letter, but got some questions about it, so figured it was deserving of a blog post for itself. Since my colonic animal protein has not sounded good. I’ve tried to make chicken soup twice and both times it’s gone to waste — strange because I’m typically a chicken soup fiend. So we’re over trying to eat the animal protein for a bit over here and sticking with bone broth, pastured eggs, and some fish over here for diversified amino acids and protein sources aside from those that are purely plant based. Listening to my body big time and it’s craving lots of carbs (NOTE: carbs don’t just equal bread — carbs are in everything from fruit to veg to ancient grains).
So let’s get to it shall we? I’ve been keeping either japanese yams or kabocha squash on hand (the kabocha is Low FODMAP and the yam hasn’t been messing with my tummy lately — wahoooo). The real trick that’s been going on in the NWLOFT kitchen? Steaming!!! I’ve barely roasted any veg lately — I’ve been steam central and loving it. The extra moisture in my food helps my vata bod with digestion. Vatas are airy (especially if you’re currently experiencing extra vata energy like moi). The more moist the food is the better — helps it glide through the system if you catch my drift. For that reason I’ve also been trying to lay off the rice cakes and crackers and replace them with cooked grain bowls + toppings. Honestly this is probably one of the reasons I feel like I’m craving so many carbs, because I’ve altered my diet to remove those crispayyyy dry crackers. If you follow me on instagram, you know I’m the queen of a rice cake snack stack and can never have just one.
The produce (aside from the potatoes and squash) I’ve been cycling through is via my imperfect product box — which I customize to be boxes to be predominantly Low FODMAP. I’ve been doing broccoli (head only — I compost the stems, but if you can tolerate I recommend steaming and freezing to have on hand for smoothies and soups), red bell pepper (all colors of Low FODMAP, I just prefer the red ones), oyster mushrooms (when they’re not avail through imperfect, I pick them up at my favorite local co-op — PSA they are the only mushrooms that are Low FODMAP), carrots, and chard. I also keep shelled frozen edamame on hand in the freezer always. They make a great salad or bowl topper for extra protein (and are Low FODMAP in 1/2c quantities — can I get a wahoo?!).
Okay, now that we’ve talked through all of that. Let’s move onto the recipe! This recipe does NOT have to be followed strictly. I switch it up a little bit each time I make it depending on what i’m in the mood for and what’s in the fridge. Feel free to swap edamame for other beans or tofu or animal protein of choice. Think of it as a choose your own adventure bowl!
Ingredients // Pantry items:
1/2 a small steamed sweet potato or a couple wedges of squash (I’ve been alternating between Japanese yams and kabocha squash)
1 steamed carrots, diced
1/4 steamed bell pepper, diced
4ish steamed broccoli florets
2 leaves of chard, chopped and steamed
Freshly chopped parsley
1/4-1/2 cooked grain or choice (I’ve been alternating between sprouted quinoa and brown rice)
Himilayan pink salt
High quality olive oil
Optional: avocado // any other topper you could possibly think of
Steam sweat potato or squash in veg steamer
If other veg isn’t steamed — I’ve been cutting raw and steaming // boiling (whatever you want to call it) in bone broth in a frying pan (I use a green pan)
If the veg is steamed just throw in a frying pan with some bone broth (or mineral broth) until warmed (I add the greens after the other veg as they cook faster and sometimes cook my parley instead of using as a bowl topper)
Add frozen edamame
Add squash or sweet potato — I break it up with my wooden spoon so it kind of creams up with the bone broth
Add kraut (I like it warm)
Transfer to a bowl, drizzle with ACV and olive oil, shower with nutritional yeast, sprinkle with salt pepper // any other spices, add avo cubes and any other toppings you’re feeling
ENJOY IT! Don’t forget to tag me @nowheylady on instagram so I can see your creations or check out #bitcheslovebowls for my bowl creations or #nowheyladygoeslowfodmap for Low FODMAP meal inspo.