So if you’re like me, you kind of thought, “Cool theme fort this month’s Recipe Redux, but really, aren’t these ‘Plant Power Bowls’ just about the sauce you cover everything in?”
But man, the delicata squash (although butternut or sweet potatoes will do), roasted at 400 degrees with just a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme is so delicious it’s hard to save enough to even MAKE a bowl.
And roasted grapes..nothing added, just popped in to the oven along with the squash (or potatoes) until bursting with sweetness (literally….out spills the juice)–well those go down like candy.
Oh, and of course the spinach, sauteed with lemon juice, ginger, and salt is everything you would hope it could be.
The quinoa is perfect for providing protein, fiber, and perfect for soaking everything up.
But yeah, it’s really just about the sauce.
Pumpkin Spice Miso Peanut Sauce
[Makes enough for 4-6 bowls]
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (or 4 Tbsp. peanut powder + 2 1/3 Tbsp. water)
- 3 Tbsp. warm water
- 1 Tbsp. mellow white miso
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tsp. pure maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp. pumpkin spice
- 1/4 tsp sambal oolek (optional)
Whisk together all ingredients.
Pour liberally over the bowl described above….or anything, really.