Recipes | 27 April 2017Find Meal and Mind Balance with this Rooted Bowl Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Do you feel like you spend too much time focusing on the past instead of in the “now”? Regain your focus with this delicious bowl filled with root vegetables from Eat with Intention. There is no greater power than realizing we are all one. We are made from the same tiny particles. We are interconnected. Your energy and actions create a ripple effect because just as you are one person in the world, you are the world in one person. Sometimes when I’m doing a lot of meditation and yoga or eating a lot of raw foods, I can start to feel ungrounded, almost like I’m floating in the clouds, physically and mentally. Eating this bowl filled with lots of roasted root veggies literally brings me down to earth and helps me feel strong and focused. Yield: 2 servings INGREDIENTS Coconut oil cooking spray, for greasing 1 cup (100 g) cauliflower florets 1 cup (100 g) broccoli florets Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 bunch asparagus spears, trimmed 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 tablespoons (13 g) sliced almonds 1 small white onion, diced 2 teaspoons ground turmeric 2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 teaspoons curry powder ½ teaspoon paprika 15-ounce (425 g) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C, or gas mark 7). Lightly grease 1 large or 2 medium baking sheets with the cooking spray. Spread out your cauliflower and broccoli on the baking sheet(s). Lightly season with salt and pepper each and roast for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the asparagus and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until they turn bright green. Add the garli and almonds and sauté for another minute. Transfer the asparagus to a bowl. Using the same frying pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, turmeric, coriander, curry, and paprika and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the chickpeas, mix well so that they are covered in the spices, and cook for another 5 minutes. Set aside. Remove the roasted broccoli and cauliflower from the oven and put them into individual serving bowls. (Alternatively, put the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse a few times until it has a rice-like consistency, as shown in the photograph. Then place the rice and broccoli in your bowls.) To serve, scatter over the chickpeas and top with the asparagus. INTERCONNECTEDNESS MEDITATION Get outside if possible: go to a park, the beach, or someplace where you feel peaceful and connected to the earth. If that’s not possible, you can do it in the comfort of your home. Sit comfortably with your spine straight and your eyes closed. Rest your palms face up on your knees. Take a deep breath in through your nose and out your mouth. Take a few long, deep breaths, allowing any tension or stress from the day to release from your body. Bring your focus to your sitting bones; feel them supporting you and imagine a root growing out of your spine and reaching all the way to the core of the earth, wrapping itself around the center of the earth and anchoring you in. Feel it supporting you and holding you. Now bring your focus to the top of your head. Feel a warm, white light pouring down from above and coming in through the crown of your head, filling your body with its warmth and light. Allow yourself to sit in this space, being held from both directions, filled with light and anchored to the earth all at once. Sit for a few more moments soaking it all in. When you are ready, take a deep breath in and hold it, filling yourself with this feeling of rooted light. Exhale and relax. 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