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Eat Well Edition - Pilates Teacher's Favorite Recipes - Rice Bowls

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Eat Well Edition - Pilates Teacher's Favorite Recipes - Rice Bowls

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Ali Bragard's family friendly Easy Rice Bowls

By Yuuki Yamagiwa

 

 You'll always find Ali in the studio with a big smile on her face!

You'll always find Ali in the studio with a big smile on her face!

Allison (Ali) Bragard has studied yoga, massage and Pilates over the past twenty-five years and she is passionate about how we can truly transform our bodies and our lives through these disciplines. She has been teaching for the past fourteen years in studios in California, Australia and France, teaching people of all shapes and sizes, ages and backgrounds. From teenagers to 91 year olds, she has seen how Pilates can truly make a difference.

Read more below to try one of her easy and favorite recipes, the Easy Rice Bowls!

From Ali:

One of my fave recent dishes is easy rice bowls! Kinda like Taco night but Asian style...

This looks like a lot but it all comes together super quickly, my family loves it and everyone loves to DIY.

 Photo credit: Artur Rutkowski

Photo credit: Artur Rutkowski

Steps:

  1. Make a bowl of rice or rice noodles or quinoa.

  2. Put out bowls of any combination of these:

    1. Edamame

    2. Cucumber sliced thinly and mixed with rice vinegar and a bit of salt and sugar

    3. Sauteed shiitake mushrooms

    4. Any kind of protein (tofu, chicken, bool kogi, Trader Joe's frozen miso cod)

    5. Sugar snap peas or broccolini cooked in sesame oil and sprinkled with sesame seeds

    6. Avocado

  3. I like to blend up cilantro, miso, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar,a  tiny bit maple syrup, cashews/almonds and sesame oil for a nice sauce to pour on top of this. You could also just do a mix of olive/sesame oil and rice vinegar.

For something sweet if you want...here are my two suggestions:

  1. Classic Italian Tea Cake from The Paddington Foodie

https://thepaddingtonfoodie.com/2014/02/24/a-classic-italian-tea-cake-the-river-cafe-almond-ricotta-and-polenta-cake/

2. Sticky Date Pudding from taste.com.au

When we lived in Australia, this was our favorite dessert. It inspired a song ("Sticky Date Pudding, I want to lick you off the plate...").

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/sticky-date-puddings-butterscotch-sauce/7e083052-ab1f-4d8a-b9a0-f70a8ebdad08