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Thai Power Bowl with Wild Peanut Butter Dressing

July 27, 2017
Thai Power Bowl with Wild Peanut Butter Dressing (vegan-gluten-free) - delicious salad bowl with colorful quinoa, roasted vegetables, spinach, avocado, carrots, bell peppers, and the most amazing dressing! | thehealthfulideas.com

I wanted to talk all about this Thai Bowl with (the most delicious) peanut butter dressing but to be honest, the thing I’m most excited about today is the fact that I might FINALLY have home internet soon. Yes, THAT’S RIGHT. It’s been exactly three months since I moved here and exactly two since I’ve been without the internet (apart from the few GB on my phone – but who are we kidding that’s nothing).

A little backstory – I was staying at an Airbnb the first month which had wifi but then I moved into my own place and getting internet was a much bigger struggle than I thought it was going to be. I actually ordered it within the first few days of living here but they cancelled it saying it’s not available in my building after all and I couldn’t get it from anywhere else because everyone needed me to have a Canadian credit card which I didn’t have. Then I asked the bank but it turns out I can’t get a credit card if my Visa is shorter than one year which it would be even if I applied for the credit card the very next day I arrived in Canada. What a pickle. At the end, I found a company that doesn’t need a credit check and that was available in my building – bingo! They’re coming by to install it on the 29th and I believe me I couldn’t be more excited about it – it’s been WAY too long and being on the hunt for wifi 24/7 is not fun I tell you.


Thai Power Bowl with Wild Peanut Butter Dressing (vegan-gluten-free) - delicious salad bowl with colorful quinoa, roasted vegetables, spinach, avocado, carrots, bell peppers, and the most amazing dressing! | thehealthfulideas.com

Anywayyys, enough about internet connection let’s talk about this peanut butter dressing.
I made it using this Wild Peanut Butter I shared a while back and it’s the most amazing dressing ever. I chose to use wild peanuts over regular peanuts because I feel like I’m allergic to the regular ones. Not because I’m allergic to the peanuts themselves, I think it’s the invisible molds the regular peanuts so easily develop. That’s why a lot of people who are “allergic” to peanuts actually aren’t and can normally eat the wild variety. Don’t eat them if you’re really allergic to peanuts though!
I combined it with Tamari, dried herbs, a touch of maple syrup, and lemon juice and it was oh-so-delicious. I actually really want to make this dressing again and use it for a stir fry like this one. Oh man, I really need to buy a big wok to make a stir fry in.

Thai Power Bowl with Wild Peanut Butter Dressing (vegan-gluten-free) - delicious salad bowl with colorful quinoa, roasted vegetables, spinach, avocado, carrots, bell peppers, and the most amazing dressing! | thehealthfulideas.comThai Power Bowl with Wild Peanut Butter Dressing (vegan-gluten-free) - delicious salad bowl with colorful quinoa, roasted vegetables, spinach, avocado, carrots, bell peppers, and the most amazing dressing! | thehealthfulideas.comI’ve been buying lots of things for the kitchen lately to make my apartment more homey and also so that I can cook like I’m used to. I actually shared how I styled some open shelves in my kitchen the other day on Insta Stories. You can follow me @thehealthfulideas to catch the tour of my whole studio once I finish decorating it (*wink wink* self promo). It’s my first apartment and I love decorating it, only I wish it wasn’t all so expensive lol.

I hope you love this recipe and if you end up trying it please tag me on Instagram or tell me in the comments to let me know how it was, I’d love to know! I’ll talk to you next week with hopefully, home wifi. ;)

Thai Power Bowl with Wild Peanut Butter Dressing (vegan-gluten-free) - delicious salad bowl with colorful quinoa, roasted vegetables, spinach, avocado, carrots, bell peppers, and the most amazing dressing! | thehealthfulideas.comThai Power Bowl with Wild Peanut Butter Dressing (vegan-gluten-free) - delicious salad bowl with colorful quinoa, roasted vegetables, spinach, avocado, carrots, bell peppers, and the most amazing dressing! | thehealthfulideas.comThai Power Bowl with Wild Peanut Butter Dressing (vegan-gluten-free) - delicious salad bowl with colorful quinoa, roasted vegetables, spinach, avocado, carrots, bell peppers, and the most amazing dressing! | thehealthfulideas.com

4.7 from 3 reviews
Thai Power Bowl with Wild Peanut Butter Dressing
 
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Recipe type: main dish
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
Peanut Butter Dressing:
  • 2 tbsp wild peanut butter (or regular peanut butter)
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice + more if desired
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • freshly cracked pepper to taste
Power Bowl:
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (about ½ cup dry)
  • 1 zucchini, chopped or diced
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped into small florets
  • handful baby corns, halved
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil or olive oil*
  • sea salt, pepper to taste
  • 2 packed cups baby spinach
  • ½ bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • ⅓-1/2 avocado
Instructions
Wild Peanut Dressing:
  1. Put everything into a glass jar or a small bowl and mix until smooth. Set aside or into the fridge while you make the salad.
Power Bowl:
  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions and set aside.
  3. Chop your vegetables, spread them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, drizzle with the oil, season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for approx. 25 minutes, tossing once.
  4. To put together the power bowl, first add the baby spinach (you can roughly chop it so it's easier to eat), then make it pretty with the quinoa, bell pepper, carrot, roasted veggies, and the avocado. Drizzle with the Wild Peanut Dressing and enjoy!
Notes
*Olive oil doesn't have a high smoke point so it shouldn't really be used in high-temperature cooking. It can be carcinogenic when heated up above it's smoke point. I hardly ever cook with it at all and only add it to salads but I added a small drizzle this time because it adds a different flavor to it and I figured it's fine if I cook with it once every couple of months.

Thai Power Bowl with Wild Peanut Butter Dressing (vegan-gluten-free) - delicious salad bowl with colorful quinoa, roasted vegetables, spinach, avocado, carrots, bell peppers, and the most amazing dressing! | thehealthfulideas.com


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22 Comments

  • Reply Jen July 27, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I am totally obsessed with this! It is stunning to the eye and I bet the taste is superb! Pinned so I can devour this later…

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas August 8, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Thanks so much Jen! :)

  • Reply tara siudy (Little Miss Dexterous) July 27, 2017 at 10:21 am

    This looks absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to try! Might be dinner tonight! :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas August 8, 2017 at 10:55 am

      oh yay! hope you like it! :)

  • Reply Jen E. July 27, 2017 at 10:23 am

    YES! this sauce is something I’ve gotta get my hands on. I have a feeling I’ll be using this on a few different things. This bowl looks amazing, and the best part it it’ll make me feel amazing. thank you so much for this. I’d rather make it, than buy it!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas August 8, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Totally agreed! Homemade dressings/sauces are the best :)

  • Reply Andrea July 27, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I’m liking this – and it’s very healthy-looking too!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas August 8, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Thanks, Andrea!

  • Reply Felicia @ The Starving Chef July 27, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    My boyfriend LOVES peanut dressing. Definitely gonna give this a try.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas August 8, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Yay! Thanks!

  • Reply Andrea July 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    *drooling on my computer and keyboard* I LOVE Thai food!!!!!! Like LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! I especially love this is a healthy recipe! I will definitely be making thi for dinner this week! Thaks for sharing! :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas August 8, 2017 at 10:57 am

      I’m so glad you like it! I’m so obsessed with this recipe, I need to make it again soon! ;)

  • Reply Julie Hoag July 27, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    This looks so beautiful and yummy! I will have to try it out, looks divine!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas August 8, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Let me know how it was if you do! :)

  • Reply Cassidy July 27, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    I am always looking for some awesome healthy recipes and I think I pretty much hit the jackpot with this one. This looks amazing!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas August 8, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Thank you, you’re too sweet! <3

  • Reply Kelly July 28, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Pinned this because I am salivating at the thought of enjoying it for dinner!!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas August 8, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Haha hope you like it!

  • Reply Kristen July 31, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    This power bowl looks incredible! I do not like Zucchini or avocado, but I love everything else and I’m sure it would be great with cucumber as well.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas August 8, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Totally! Thats the best part about these kinds of bowls, you can mix and match and it will always be delicious! :)

  • Reply Jazz July 31, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I love this combination and that dressing sounds delicious!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas August 8, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Thanks, Jazz!

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