Spicy Asian Bowl of Goodness

January 13, 2015

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First off, thank you to those of you who wrote me the sweetest comments, messages, and emails about my health issues I wrote about in my last post. I’m still awaiting the test results, but my anxiousness has been eased by your kind words. I am so thankful. This community formed between makers, bloggers, and readers here on the inter-webs is pretty fantastic. It has to be my favorite part of running this blog and sharing what I do, the people. I feel as if I make a new connection with someone everyday, and each time I’ve blabbed to Scott about how I can’t believe I met such an awesome person. Ask him, he hears it nonstop, and its awesome. The “we are a team” mentality that seems to be present in every one of these connections, bloggers and readers alike, is astounding. This world is so saturated with self-betterment and self-success, and self self self. It is a wonderful, deep breath of fresh air to come into this space where the focus is on creating for others. Through showing support, giving and gaining inspiration, and creating a space where people can give what they have and take what they need in order to grow in whatever area of life they have been put to grow in – this is where I find my motivation. Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to exist in this space.

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On the topic of giving thanks, I give thanks for this bowl of spicy Asian goodness. This was the savory meal I mentioned in my last post that I made after all the tests were over last week. I was able to finally eat something off the careful “menu” I usually follow to avoid upsetting the system – and this lit my taste buds on fire. In a good way. It doesn’t have to be spicy – but KIMCHI. Without the kimchi there is still some spice from the chili pepper flakes in the sauce, which you can use a smaller amount of if you are sensitive to spice, but I find them to make the dish killer. This sauce – fresh ginger, sesame, garlic, green onions, and OH the satsuma juice. NEXT LEVEL. And roasted golden beets? That’s right. With steamed broccoli and wild rice, there is no such thing as hunger after this bowl is devoured. Super stoked to be sharing this recipe with you guys, hope you’re all having a great start to your week!

Ps. We finally took our day-trip into the mountains and it was AWESOME. You can watch me ice skate like a giddy doofus here.

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Tid-bits: This recipe is for one giant bowl – which I needed at the time because HUNGRY. If you aren’t ravenous at the moment, this can definitely be split into two. But here is an air-high-five for those who take it on solo.

1/4 cup wild rice
1/4 cup water

3 cups raw broccoli florets

2 small golden beets
light drizzle of olive oil
salt & pepper

2 tablespoons tamari
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh satsuma juice
1 teaspoon white sesame seeds hulled
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1 clove of garlic minced
1 green onion sliced
1 inch fresh ginger grated

a few spoonfuls of your favorite raw kimchi

For the rice, combine the dry rice and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and let cook until all of the water is absorbed. About 30 minutes. Turn off the heat and let set for 10 minutes before fluffing with a fork and serving. If there is leftover water after cooking, heat the rice with the lid off on the stove set to low heat, stirring occasionally, until the excess water evaporates.

For the broccoli, steam in a steamer basket in a saucepan on the stove until cooked to your liking. For me is was about 8 minutes.

For the beets, preheat the oven to 400F, and wash the outer skin really well. Cut off the top and the tail. Cut each beet in half lengthwise. Then cut in half again, and slice into 1/4 inch thick pieces. Toss the chopped beets in a bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil (about half a teaspoon) and season with salt and pepper. Lay the beets flat on a baking sheet lined with parchment and roast in the oven for about 25 minutes, or until browned on the edges and cooked through. You can flip them halfway, but I just let mine be and they turned out super.

For the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside until the rest of the meal is ready.

The flow: I began by preheating the oven and getting my beets prepped. Then I started cooking the rice, followed by placing the beets in the oven to cook at the same time. I prepared the sauce and set it aside. Then when the beets and rice were about 10 minutes from being done I began steaming the broccoli. They all finished cooking at the same time, and I piled them into a huge bowl – topping it off with the sauce and a few spoonfuls of raw kimchi. Then I stuffed my face and was very happy.


  • Reply Caitlin January 13, 2015 at 8:15 am

    this is my kind of dinner! i completely agree with you- the blogosphere is full of the most amazing people, you included! so happy to have connected with you lady. ps- love the ice skating pictures.

    • Reply Faring Well January 13, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      Aw you are just the best! Thank you! So so glad to have connected with you as well. You have been so encouraging of me even during my hiatus from blogging and it did not go unnoticed – THANK YOU <3. And hehe I'm glad you liked them!!

  • Reply dana January 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

    like WHOA. This is stunning, friend! So proud!

    • Reply Faring Well January 13, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      You made me ink! (Finding Nemo reference) Thanks so much Dana! <3

  • Reply Trish @ Well Worn Fork January 13, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    So colorful! So lovely!

  • Reply Thalia @ butter and brioche January 14, 2015 at 12:40 am

    I usually make power bowls like this for dinner.. they are always so healthy, delicious and easy to prepare too. I have to try out your spicy asian bowl, it looks incredible!

    • Reply Faring Well January 14, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Thanks so much Thalia – power bowls are the best! Hope you get to give this one a try and like it!!

  • Reply Jodi January 14, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Yes , yes and yes. Everything about this post is spot on. And girl, that sauce! Plus I’m always up for a little kimchi. Hoping that you are doing well and staying inspired through this, happy + healthy vibes your way. xx

    • Reply Faring Well January 14, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Thank you, Jodi! Making this girl smile. You are the sweetest and hope you are having a lovely week!

  • Reply Kathryn January 14, 2015 at 4:30 am

    The flavours in this are just so on point – that sweet/tart/spicy’salty combo sounds so dang good. Must try asap!

  • Reply Katie (The Muffin Myth) January 14, 2015 at 10:26 am

    This is so gorgeous! Exactly the kinds of flavours I’m reaching for at this time of year, and you really can’t go wrong with so much goodness stuffed into a big old bowl! Have pinned and will definitely be coming back for more. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply Faring Well January 14, 2015 at 10:35 am

      You are so sweet, that is so awesome! Thank you Katie! <3

  • Reply Laura January 14, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Yummmmm! These look awesome. I love bowls:) Last night I made smoky tofu bowls with beets, brussel sprouts and avocado coconut cream sauce. Super delicious!!

    • Reply Faring Well January 14, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      Thank you! And that sounds delish <3

  • Reply Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table January 14, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Absolutely stunning! And I really appreciate what you’ve said about community. It is definitely one of the more appealing aspects of blogging – there is a true sense of coming together and thinking of others. Thank you for sharing a piece of yourself – and this lovely bowl.

  • Reply Kelly @ Inspired Edibles January 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Isn’t it amazing how much glory can fit in to one bowl? ;-) So happy to discover you and your beautiful blog.

    • Reply Faring Well January 14, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      Aw thank you Kelly! So sweet of you. And I know right?! I can get carried away sometimes with piling it all in — too easy ;)

  • Reply Sarah @ SnixyKitchen January 15, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Just discovered your blog and I’m in love. This bowl of deliciousness is stunning! The golden beets sound so comforting and your photos are gorgeous. I wish you well on your journey to uncover what’s been causing your upset stomach.

    • Reply Faring Well January 16, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Thank you so much Sarah! You are the sweetest and I’m so thankful.

  • Reply Keara McGraw January 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    All about everything here – photography is stunning + that bowl looks killer. And honestly, when it comes to bowls of goodness, who can help but polish it off solo?

    • Reply Faring Well January 16, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      I agree – solo all the way! And thanks so much, you made me smile so big — I appreciate it!!

  • Reply genevieve @ gratitude & greens January 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I hope you are feeling better! This bowl is right down my alley… and high 5 for taking it solo!! I’m all about sharing my food but if I’m super hungry, tough luck. Bowl is all mine!!! I love kimchi and the heat it gives everything. Mmmm!

    • Reply Faring Well January 18, 2015 at 7:24 am

      Thank you so much! Slowly but surely getting there. Thank you for the high five! You are so much better than me, sharing your food, I’m awful at that! I agree with you about the kimchi – magic! Hope you are having a great weekend Genevieve!

  • Reply Richa {VeganRicha.com} January 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    that is one gorgeous bowl. so colorful and pretty!

    • Reply Faring Well January 18, 2015 at 7:27 am

      Richa – thank you so crazy much!!

  • Reply Lisa G February 21, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Looks great, excited to make and enjoy.
    Question best place to buy order raw kimchi uk please and good recipes to make own as well at later date.
    Thanks in advance

    • Reply Faring Well February 21, 2015 at 8:06 am

      I’m sorry I live in the US! I’m not sure where to purchase kimchi in the UK, and I’ve never made it before so I cannot recommend a recipe I’ve tried – sorry I’m not much help in this department!!

  • Reply Marie-France Latour April 3, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Hi! I love you photos and recipes. I was wondering if you would mind sharing what photo equipment you use and how you edit your photos. I’m crazy about your orange image edit, is it a VSCO preset?

    Thanks :)

    • Reply Faring Well April 4, 2015 at 8:06 am

      Hi there! And thank you! Super sweet of you. I’m glad you enjoy the photos. I use a Canon 70D body with a 50mm lens. I do use VSCO film packs 2 and 5 as of right now in Lightroom 5.

  • Reply ML February 27, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Hi ! I made this last night for dinner, for my sister and i, and it was delicious ! i used regular beets because i have never seen a golden beet in my life and couldn’t find any, and i fell in love with that sauce, it’s absolutely amazing. Thanks for the great recipe !

    • Reply Faring Well February 28, 2016 at 8:12 am

      Aw yay! I’m so so glad to hear you guys enjoyed it. And that sauce, right?! Now you have me wanting to go make this again! Thanks for writing to tell me how you liked it :) hope you and your sis are enjoying your weekend! <3

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