I finally made it into the highly recommended Life Alive Cafe in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
It is a vegan/fully raw/vegetarian’s utopia, and needless to say, a new favorite. Don’t be intimidated by the long line or the overwhelming selection on the menu—it is well worth it all, I promise!
I loved what I ordered so much that I decided to create my own interpretation. My “Mighty Macro Bowl” was inspired by Life Alive Cafe’s Emperor Bowl—quite similar, with a few added and swapped ingredients tossed in my very own homemade sauce.
If you were only able to eat one dish for the rest of your life, this would [should] be it. Everything you need to keep a sustained and healthy diet in one bowl. Macro heaven!
2 c. Cooked Brown Rice
1 c. Cooked Lentils
1 c. Steamed Kale
1 c. Sweet Corn
1 c. Green Peas
1 c. Shredded Carrots
1/2 c. Sliced Cherry Tomatoes
2 Tbsp. White Miso
3 Tbsp. Tahini
1 Lemon, juiced
Minced Ginger (as much as you like…)
1. Whisk Miso-Ginger Tahini Sauce ingredients together (White Miso, Tahini, Lemon Juice, Minced Ginger).
2. Toss all other ingredients together with sauce until everything is coated evenly. I usually do this in a large skillet or a wok on low heat.
3. Place into a bowl or on a plate and add as much avocado as you’d like to top it off (I used half of one here).
It’s a very simple dish where you can throw all of the ingredients together and maybe even get a little more creative with other ingredients you have in your fridge/pantry. I like to make a lot so that I have leftovers for the rest of the week.
Enjoy! Your body will thank you for a deliciously balanced dish.
Author: Sofie Medina
Apprentice Editor: Megan Ridge Morris / Editor: Renee Picard
Photo: Courtesy of author