Monday, February 6, 2012

Beauty Balance Bowl

This perfectly satisfying combination of roasted and raw vegetables, fresh herbs, essential oils, and whole-grains is guarenteed to make your skin glow, your eyes sparkle, and your body happy. Give my Beauty Balance Bowl a try, and experience the benefits for yourself! 


Ingredients:
  • 1 large eggplant, washed and sliced lengthwise into thin pieces
  • 1 cucumber, washed and sliced widthwise into thin circles, and then halved
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, washed and diced
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1 scallion, removed from stem and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil; (I prefer the taste of this one from Greece, sold at Whole Foods.)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup brown rice; (I used short grain, but long works, too!)
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Serves 4.

Directions:
  1. Boil rice in 2 cups filtered water according to package instructions.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. In a deep pot over the stove, cook eggplant slices in boiling water for 10 minutes until tender.
  4. Drain, and place tender slices in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes, tossing twice.
  5. Meanwhile, combine all remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Add eggplant and toss.
  6. Serve eggplant salad over brown rice, or refrigerate eggplant mixture for minimum 5 hours, and serve chilled over warm rice... I served mine chilled, and t'was ideal. Please do let me know what you do!

6 comments:

  1. Yum. That looks healthy and delicious!

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  2. HI Sasha: I love your website. The photos are amazing and look good even if gluten-free is not a requirement. I am going to try the Harmonious Salad. Hope you are well. xo Janice Weitz

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  3. I am so excited to try this recipe. It looks amazing.

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