- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp tamari (
gluten freesoy sauce)
- ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 clove garlic
- ¾ cup olive or avocado oil
- 1 Tbsp tahini
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 avocado, cubed
- 1 beet, grated
- 1 carrot, grated
- ½ red bell pepper, sliced
- ½ cup almonds, toasted and chopped
- 2 handfuls of mixed greens
- 2 chicken breasts
- Put nutritional yeast, tamari, apple cider vinegar, garlic, oil, tahini, and honey in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Add water and thin out until desired thickness has been
reached,about ¼ cup. Thickness should be comparable to a creamy dressing.
- In a bowl, add rice and top with avocado, beets, carrots, bell pepper, almonds, greens, and chicken.
- Add dressing and toss to coat.
My friend Maddie, Founder of Mountain Babes, shared this Glory Bowl recipe. I tried it and it’s seriously AMAZING. I’m completely addicted to the dressing and how easy and quick it is to throw together. So I call this “Stolen Glory” because it is my version of Whitewater Cook’s Glory Bowl. Plus, I like the idea of stolen glory, there’s something satisfying about it.
To make this extra easy…
As I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about before, I always keep a box of Trader Joe’s frozen brown rice around so that it can be defrosted and used at a moment’s notice. Buying a rotisserie chicken also makes it very quick and easy, plus you get the bonus of using the carcass for chicken broth instead of throwing it out!
I use this as my “everything but the kitchen sink” recipe. What that means is that when I have a lot of leftover vegetables and/or meat, I use this recipe as my default. Change up what goes into it and smother it in dressing for extra deliciousness.
If you are cooking for one
If nutritional yeast is new for you
Nutritional yeast is a fungi that is grown in a lab on molasses, harvested, washed, and dried with heat. That means that it doesn’t have any leavening powers that other baker’s yeast will have. It is yellow, flaky, and kind of nutty/cheesy tasting. It is not the same as brewer’s yeast, which is a byproduct of the brewing industry and very bitter. Nutritional yeast is a staple cheese alternative in vegan kitchens not only for the flavor but also because it is high in vitamin B12. You cannot find B12 in any other plant foods so it is something that vegans need through nutritional yeast or supplementation.
It is also high in zinc, folic acid, and protein. That being said, you will never eat enough nutritional yeast in one sitting to qualify as a main source of protein in your meal so treat it as an added protein bonus. You can buy nutritional yeast from the company Bob’s Red Mill at most large grocery stores and can often find it in the bulk bins at health food stores. Sprinkle it on top of our Crispy Chickpeas, roasted vegetables, meat, or rice and bean dishes for added flavor and nutrition.
P.S. Sorry for all the links, I just have a lot of resources to share!