It’s nourishing bowl time here in AnotherFoodBloggers home. Brekkie is often a bone of contention here. Between the 3yr old wanting to skip brekkie and play games “shouting play with me, play with me” from my wife and I trying to be healthy with my homemade granola midweek to demolishing a bacon/egg sambo at the weekend. It’s trying to find the right balance of food that will line the tummy for the busy day ahead without it being a load of fat. It's tough though cause damn do I love a bacon n egg sambo!! So with that being said I feel this Clonakilty black pudding nourishing bowl is the perfect balance of health and tummy filling.
What is a Nourishing Bowl?
Who doesn't love eating from a bowl?? I can tell you when food is in a bowl in our house you are 99% guaranteed to see us sitting on the couch, being anti-social watching a show and enjoying a big ol' bowl of beef cheek ragu, soup (when it ain't 30+c) or in this case a nourishing bowl. It's really all in the name as to what it is. NOURISHING!! Don't get me wrong at the end of a long hard day of toddlering I too find red wine nourishing but that's more of a reward for my accomplishment of not killing my child after being asked WHY 100 times or WHAT DOES THAT SIGN SAY for the 50th time!!! Essentially what goes into a nourishing bowl is good for you and good for your soul.
I first at them in this super cute (and cool) place in Byron Bay called FOLK. If you haven't been in then get going. Staff are so friendly, the venue rocks and the food was well - nourishing. It made me feel like I had eaten a big brekkie - enough to keep me going but I didn't feel all stodgy and greasy like I do after enjoying my bacon/egg sandwich.
So after eating these bowls a bit and feeling that little bit healthier in myself I figured I'd steal (borrow) components of many of them and make one myself. Now for anyone who knows me well knows I'm partial to meat at ALL meals of the day and also quite the fan of Clonakilty black pudding so why not use this as a component in the dish too!
What goes into a Nourishing Bowl?
Typically all the good stuff. Whether its an acai bowl that contains in simple terms a super thick smoothie topped with TONS of healthy fruit and nuts. Or it's a poke bowl with fresh fish, seaweed, pickled veg, cabbage, avocado you are sure to feel healthy and full after them. For my black pudding nourishing bowl I am focusing on the ones that contain items like hummus, eggs, grains, vegetables and telling you why these guys are awesome and healthy too.
low in carbs, high in plant based protein, good source of fiber and full of good "fats" it's defo a winner. PLUS its kinda filling and easy to make too
simply put - low in calories, high in protein, gluten free and contain good amounts of iron. These little green fellas ROCK!
virtually no fat, high in protein, low on calories and filling too. Who doesn't love eggs? Just in moderation!
ok so these ones aren't the BEST in terms of health benefits but boy do they taste great. Adding that zing to the dish just to make it pop. Onions themselves contain Vitamin B, good fiber and folic acid. C'mon its a vegetable it's gotta be good - right?
Clonakilty Black Pudding
these guys defo bump up the flavour profile of this dish a few notches. Aside from that it's high in protein so help fills up that tummy and is a GREAT source of iron. Truthfully though it does contain quite a few calories so like everything it's about moderation.
Offers that crunchy texture that's needed in bowls like these. It offers us a good source of vitamins, helps with digestion and helps to produce folate. Which is essential in pregnancy as it helps to produce red blood cells. That's right husbands - get cooking your ladyfriend red cabbage 😉
simple because they are delish and add great heat to the dish. Low in calories, carbs and fats but high in fiber what's not to love about these little Mexicans? Well, unless you are a certain President of the free world!
FULL of vitamins and antioxidant powers these little green fellas not only taste awesome and look pretty they are actually pretty darn good for you!
SO - if you are looking for a healthy and surprisingly simple dish to make then look no further than this black pudding nourishing bowl. Pretty much all the ingredients can be made in advance and it's 100% a great one to make for all the family to dig in to. Also - it's kinda pretty looking too so GREAT for your insta !!! If you are in need of other inspiration or ideas for nourishing bowls then check out these guys below.
Teriyaki Buddha Bowl by Sally Aleckson of 'Eight Forest Lane'
Buckwheat Bowls with Vegetables & Tahini Sauce by Kate Vaynshteyn of 'Babaganosh'
Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl w/ Cashew Curry Sauce by Jennifer Thurman Sebestyen of 'Veggie Inspired'
Roasted Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Power Bowl by Brittany Poulson of 'Your Choice Nutrition'
Vegan Buddha Bowl by Diana Sh of 'Little Sunny Kitchen'
Nourish Bowls by Elke Polis of 'Elke Living'
Happy Cooking and Happy Eating Friends!
- Place egg in salted boiling water for 6.5 mins for soft boiled (like in picture). Plunge into ice cold water and leave for a couple mins to cool. De-shell egg and store in fridge until ready to use.
- Using the same boiling water drop edamame pods in for 1 minute and plunge into ice water bath. Remove beans from the pod and store in fridge until ready to use.
- On medium heat add 1 tbsp oil to frying pan and fry black pudding until crispy – approx 5 minutes
- The beauty of this is you can make everything in advance (except the pudding) so it’s a great dish to have when visitors come over. You can serve a giant bowl for everyone to help themselves or be fancy and do individual bowls.
- Smear the hummus around the side of the bowl and place the red cabbage on base of bowl.
- Add the avocado, black pudding, edamame and jalapenos next
- Mix the herbs together and place on top.
- Drizzle the avocado with 1 tbsp oil and sprinkle the dish with chili flakes, sesame seeds and Maldon salt
- chef knives
- chopping board
- frying pan
- bowl of ice water
- blender – if making hummus yourself
- prepare as much as possible in advance. I always have the pickled onions in the fridge – they last about 2 months. That is if you don’t eat them sooner!
- if you prefer your eggs a little more cooked then leave em in the boiling water for an additional minute.
- plenty of salt in the water and straight into ice cold water will help in the peeling process
- don't be afraid to use shop bought hummus or pickled onions to save time BUT when you have a little extra TRUST me and make up some of these onions yourself!