You might have noticed that I have a thing for rainbow foods, and especially when they are done with natural food colourings and aren’t only a pleasure for the eye but also nourishing to the body and soul.
When I first went vegan it was mainly motivated by health and spiritual growth, and the more it became motivated by the ethical and environmental side of the vegan spectrum the more I stared to move away from my “healthy” approach and started eating everything as long as it was vegan. I’ll do a post on that whole subject on the near future and how my body did not agree with me on this approach, but for now I’ve come to the conclusion to focus on nourishing dishes to once more feed my body and soul, with some lifestyle tweaks here and there. Of course keeping in mind that thins should be balanced so some vegan “junk” every now and then in special occasions, why not!?
Now this brought me to this dish, its fast and easy and all round good food! As a rainbow food fanatic this bowl is one of the most comforting foods I’ve had this week. A prefect dish to feed those chakras, am I right!? I added a simple and fast peanut satay sauce to the bowl and it was a feast!
The fact that the corn, broccoli and noodles all go in one pot already makes this one dish I’ll be revisiting many times I wont feel like cooking. The mushrooms were also very simple, they are cooked with some sweet soy sauce and Sriracha, thats it.
You can choose what type of veggies you’d like to include, maybe you are craving cauliflower or spinach, just add them to the bowl, and if you don’t like corn or anything else you can also choose to leave it out. One thing I wouldn’t skip on is the satay sauce, it will put a smile on your face, oh and did I already mention that the sauce is sweetened with dates, bye bye refined sugar!
It’s absolutely optional to colour your noodles, but when you do decide, don’t be afraid of spending extra time, I just threw some natural food colourings on the finished noodles and they were done. And the blue one is simply made by soaking it in water boiled with purple cabbage, this is a no fuss kinda dish.
Tip: Make the satay sauce while the noodles are soaking this way you’ll safe even more time!
If you like this recipe or have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave a comment below and tag me in your recreations on Instagram.
Now lets get cooking!
Rainbow Noodle Bowl - With Satay Sauce
- 5 tbsp peanut butter I used unsweetened 100% peanut butter
- 2 dates pitted
- 1 Chille Pepper
- 2 tsp soy sauce or tamari
- 1/2 lime Juice
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 3 tbsp water
- 200 grams rice noodles
- purple cabbage
- to make the satay sauce add everything to a blender (I used a bullet) and blend until the garlic and chilli pepper are nicely incorporated, you might want to add some water for a more thinner sauce.
- To make the blue noodle I took some purple cabbage and boiled it in some water for about 10 minutes, turned off the heat and added the rice noodles to get soft and absorb the colour from the water. To make the pink and green noodles I brought a pot of water (with the corn) to a boiled the corn for about 5 minutes, now I turned the heat off and added the broccoli and noodles until the noodles get soft. I like my broccoli to have some bite so if you want them a bit softer just boil them with the corn. After the noodles turned soft I removed them from the pot and added spirulina powder to the green noodles and beet powder to the pink ones and stirred them around to incorporate the powders.
- To assemble I added the noodles to a bowl topped with the corn, carrot, broccoli, mushroom I cooked with sweet soy sauce and Sriracha, purple cabbage, lime and finally topped it off with some satay sauce. Enjoy.