Ever Evolving Food Blog

Hello Everyone! I have had this blog for years now, and as my personal life has changed, so have my tastes and eating habits...for the better!! I am now a fully plant-based eater, so my newer recipes will reflect this lifestyle and way of eating.

All of my old recipes will remain on my food blog, of course, so there will be a mixture of the old and the new for everyone to look through and choose. You can always play around with any recipe out there and make it your own, whether it's plant-based or not. There are always other options!
Thanks SO much for following! Happy Eating!

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Vegan Protein Bowl

Plant-Based eaters often times get the question, "But....where do you get your protein?" Did you know that 3.5 ounces of dry lentils contains 25 grams of protein, which is the same as a 3 oz piece of cooked ribeye steak?
Here are some other plant-based proteins in this bowl to show you a comparison:
1 cup black beans = 15 g of protein
1 cup dry couscous = 20 g of protein
1 cup cooked quinoa = 8 g of protein
1 cup cooked edamame = 18.5 g of protein

This bowl is full of gorgeous plant-based proteins, which are not only colorful, but delicious and healthy, as well!  I love food bowls because none of them are ever the same.  You can use what you have on-hand and make them as simple or as complex as you like. :)

black lentils
Israeli couscous
quinoa blend
baby garbonzo beans
edamame (cooked and shelled)
black beans
green onions
white button mushrooms

Cook all of the grains and legumes per directions, boil and cut off corn kernels, and chop green onions to taste. Arrange in a bowl, mix gently, and enjoy!
Mixed-up Deliciousness!