Hungry Haley

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Bowl of Comfort (Vegan, GF)

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Sunday night stress, please disappear. Please. 

I have a really busy week ahead of me - my first midterm + packing + flight to catch + homework + internship + breathing (duh) - and I'm getting a little anxious. Sunday nights tend to bring out my less-fun, more-worried self.

Don't get me wrong - I'm so excited to head back to MN this weekend and see family and celebrate my cousin's wedding, buuuuuuuuuuut I also have a ton going on. And what do I do when my mind is way too crowded and stomach too hungry to function? I cook. Or I bake, but tonight I cooked. I decided to mix it up just a tad since I've basically been sticking to rice, beans, and veggies the pst few days. Plus, I went a little cray-cray in the frozen food section of Trader Joe's the other day, and I figured, what better way to calm my nerves and take my mind off things than by doing what I do best - eating? 

So, ladies and gents, hungry peoples of all ages, cooking skill-levels, and tastes, I give you.... 


Makes 1 bowl 

1/2-3/4 cup cooked brown rice (Trader Joe's brand)
1 tbsp. cooked edamame (Trader Joe's brand)
1 bunch of broccoli
3-4 Trader Joe's vegetable pakoras
1/4-1/2 avocado, sliced
Tahini dressing 
Optional: tamari 

  1. Cook the vegetable pakoras according to the package directions. Start steaming the broccoli by breaking them into smaller pieces and tossing them into a bowl, covering them with water, and microwaving for about 3 minutes, or until soft. Drain and set aside. 
  2. Don't forget to check on the vegetable pakoras in the oven! Stir the edamame into the brown rice and top with avocado. When the broccoli is ready, lay it on top of the rice, and do the same with the vegetable pakoras when they are baked to a crisp. 
  3. Top it all with tahini dressing and, if using, some tamari for a little added flavor! Enjoy!

Are you stressed, too? Please tell me I'm not alone... or do my stats homework for me... and take the midterm... and the next two midterms after that. Thaaaaaaanks you're the best! 

But seriously, I know I'm not alone, and neither are you! Comment below if you are stressed or have been recently, and leave a tip or two on how you dealt with it - much appreciation :)