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green rice bowl

29 May

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It’s lunch time, and you don’t know what to make?

Try out this recipe!

It will fill you up with a nice amount of green veggies, along with whole grains, protein, polyunsaturated fat and vitamin E.

All in one neat little bowl!

Here’s how to make it:

Serves 1 – Prep time 5 minutes – Total time (45 minutes for rice) + 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 C brown rice
  • 3/4 C water
  • a few pieces of broccoli
  • 3 asparagus spears
  • handful of peas
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • generous sprinkle of sesame seeds
  • pinch of sea salt

Directions: 

1. Prep your ingredients: Add rice and water, bring to a boil then to a simmer. Cook for 40-45 minutes. Rinse your veggies. Chop broccoli into small pieces, snap off bottoms of asparagus then chop into pieces, take out fresh or fresh-frozen peas.

2. Steam your veggies: In a pot, add a steamer basket and about 2 inches of water. Add in broccoli first, steam for 3 minutes. Then add in asparagus, steam for 2 minutes, then peas, steaming for another 2 minutes.

3. Assemble your bowl: Add cooked rice to a bowl, top with steamed veggies. Drizzle sesame oil and mix. Top with sesame seeds and sea salt. Enjoy!

mulberry madness

6 Jun

As a pedestrian it’s easy to overlook many details of street life, especially while texting, finishing off that last paragraph in your book, holding a coffee cup, a bag and trying to cross the street without bumping into people, or moving vehicles all at once. If we took a moment to put down our phones, books, beverages and become more present on the street we are bound to see many beautiful scenes unfold before our own eyes.

Mulberry trees are abundant in our environs, and you have probably seen them. They are those big green trees with black berries that fall easily onto the pavement. They get smashed really fast by pedestrians, and most dogs that walk by sniff them as though they were a treat. These trees grow well in New York City since they thrive in poor growing conditions, as they are strong and resilient just like us New Yorkers.

You know a mulberry fruit is ripe when it has turned black like a blackberry. Harvesting techniques vary but you can help yourself by removing berries with your hands (warning: they stain and actually make for a great natural dye), the stem is indeed edible, just make sure to give them a good rinse before eating. These berries have countless health benefits and contain resveratrol (found in red grapes, goji berries), vitamins C, A, E, K, iron, potassium, magnesium. Not so bad for a New York City street tree!