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Nourish Bowl with Homemade No-Cook Miso Gravy

45 min


In summary: miso = awesome. Now dig in, and enjoy!



45 min


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  • 3 cups (720 mL)
  • 1 cup (207 g)
    dry mung beans, soaked overnight*
  • 1 cup (192 g)
    dry brown lentils, soaked overnight*
  • 1
    head broccoli, broken into bite-sized pieces
  • 3
    cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ½ Tbsp (4 g)
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    garlic powder
  • 1 pinch
    ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup (170 g)
  • 2
    carrots, shredded
  • 2
    raw beets, shredded

Miso gravy

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a large pot, bring the water, mung beans and lentils to a boil, reduce to a simmer, partially cover, and let cook for 15 minutes.
  3. To a parchment-lined baking tray, add the broccoli, garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper, and toss to coat.
  4. Place in the centre rack of the oven to cook for 15 minutes, or until lightly crispy and bright green in colour, stirring once after 10 minutes to ensure the broccoli is cooking evenly.
  5. Add quinoa to the pot with the mung beans and lentils and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer while partially covered for an additional 15 minutes.
  6. Prepare the miso gravy by placing all ingredients in a blender on high until well combined. If you'd like your miso gravy to be thicker, simply add more tahini. If you'd like the consistency to be thinner, simply add more water.
  7. When the quinoa/legumes have soaked all the water, taste test to ensure it is cooked through. If not, add more water. When cooked through, fluff with a fork, remove from the heat, cover with a lid, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  8. To serve, add the grain and legume base to a bowl, top with the roasted broccoli, then add the shredded vegetables and drizzle on the miso gravy. Nom, nom, nom away!


  • * Soaking is an optional step in this recipe and helps only to quicken the cooking time, and increase nutrient absorption. Learn more in our soaking article! If you did not soak the mung beans and lentils overnight, simply add more cooking water, and cook for longer.


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Grains 17%

uncooked quinoa

Proteins 33%

dry mung beans

dry brown lentils

nutritional yeast


Fruits & Veggies 50%

head broccoli

clove garlic


raw beet

No significant sources of calcium


Nutrition info

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