Broccoli Bliss Bowl + Bun in the oven

Posted by: on Feb 26, 2013 | 62 Comments

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Sometimes you just know. In a split second or in the blink of an eye there’s a moment occurring about to change your life forever. I’d say meeting the soba noodle for the first time was one of those moments. Sweden can be a bit behind with healthy things like this and if you don’t know that you are actually looking for a noodle completely made of buckwheat then chances are not massive you’ll run into one. And then I did. Thank god.

Then there are other takes-my-breath-away-moments. Times when the entire world seem to flip, change colors, move mountains, go slower, go faster, swoosh, swish and dance to the soundtrack of your favorite song all at once. Two purple marks on a little tiny stick in a bathroom filled with Monday sunshine. There is a bun in this oven, a baby on board, a lil Earth sprout hanging out and having a good time in my transforming belly. Magic – pure, raw and very honest.

So while me and Fabian have been on a ride of sensational joy, posting recipes has been pushed aside for reasons like morning (ehrm, all day sickness) and exhaustion followed by 50.000 exclamation points. And so finally, as we pass the 10 weeks mark, I can eat some normal stuff again like this warming bliss bowl that nurtures from top to toe. Honestly, I think you will be able to receive the insane love and magic coming through me (us!) via this recipe.

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Fun & Fabulous Facts

Now, let´s take Broccoli from boring health buddy to full blown Broadway superstar, cuz it just is. This gorgeous veggie is so beautiful it could easily be the centerpiece of a table setting or even a bridal bouquet, in my mind at least..

Did you know that the levels of vitamin C in broccoli exceeds the levels in citrus fruits? I notice among people that vitamin C is not thought of as really important and just sort of immune boosting. Well, many studies show that vitamin C is a major key in fighting and preventing cancer partially because it supports the liver in the detox process and partially because it creates a build up of hydrogen peroxide. A boost of hydrogen peroxide means a truckload of pure oxygen to your body and cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygen rich/alkaline environment. This is one of the reasons I always go on and on about the importance of going alkaline angel.

Other amazing things about broccoli is the high content of chlorophyll and just as with the vitamin C, steaming lightly does not kill all of these goodies, plus it counteracts gas formation. Grrreat! On to this bowl ´o bliss!

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Broccoli Bliss Bowl

Who ever said broccoli was boring? It’s like the greatest fast food ever and in this particular bowl it plays an important role together with warm bullion, soft soba noodles, nutty ”parmesan” and the bounce of garlic and chili. Plus, I am pretty sure the nutritional yeast mixture could convert any broccoli hater. Give this bliss bowl a go and let it blow away some cold February blues.

Serves 4

Steamed broccoli
2 large heads of Broccoli
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
8 Brazil nuts
1/2 cup cornichons/gherkin/savory pickled cucumber, thinly sliced

1. Rinse the Broccoli and cut of small florets, add them to a steamer (no need for a fancy one, you could use a simple strainer with a lid on over boiling water).
2. Let the broccoli steam for about 4 minutes or until the outside is soft and the core still a bit crunchy – we don’t want overcooked!)
3. Put the broccoli florets in a bowl and add nutritional yeast and black pepper. Massage it all using your hands – bonus points! (or a spoon if you don’t feel like getting your hands dirty).
4. Add the thinly sliced cornichons.
5. Shave the brazil nuts thinly using a grater and set aside to sprinkle on top of the bowl later.

Soba Bouillon
3 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp coconut oil / ghee
1 tsp tamari
1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt or other good quality salt
pinch of chili (depending on strength)
250 g soba noodles (I used buckwheat / sweet potato noodles)
7 cups (1.7 l) water / vegetable bouillon – (if using water add 1.5 tsp of powdered bouillon)

1. Heat the coconut oil or ghee in a saucepan, add the minced cloves of garlic and cook until the garlic is a tad golden.
2. Add tamari and chili and give it a stir.
3. Add the water + powdered bouillon / vegetable stock (organic, ladies & gentlemen) and bring to a boil
4. Add the soba noodles by holding them over the water and sprinkle them in strand by strand. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook according to the package (usually around 8 minutes).
5. Salt and additional chili to taste.

Arrange
1. Choose a beautiful bowl, add the bouillon cooked soba noodles, the broccoli and the shaved brazil nuts. Dig in, gorgeous.

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The wold has shifted and it’s actually a beautiful reminder that it does so every single day. It’s up to us to recognize the shifts, the transformations and to follow in their steps if that’s where our inner GPS leads us.

We are so happy to be able to share this crazy, insane and incredibly beautiful and grand shift with you. Would you let me into your world in the comments below? A simple sentence is all it takes to begin to recognize a humongous transformation. Dig deep and enjoy!

With so much love and crisp air from the alps of Austria

°°Elenore + sprout°°

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62 Comments

  1. mild
    26 februari, 2013

    i’m seeing a lot of broccoli today and i’m loving it.:)

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  2. Danielle
    26 februari, 2013

    Oh…my…goodness….!!! I thought you were just weaving some wonderful pun into your work and was expecting a recipe for a healthy little bread roll when, whaddayaknow, you weren’t joking at all!! Congratulations, you beautiful beautiful girl. Congratulations to you and your Mr Fabian. Sweden is going to be blessed with one beautiful baby! Looks like the exclamation marks are infectious!! xXx

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  3. Jobeenectar
    26 februari, 2013

    Aggghhh Sister!!! This has made me insanely happy this morning! I feel that I have so many beautiful soul sisters on this crazy journey with me right now, some who are so close to me, others like you who I’ve never met but feel connected too through this crazy web world : ) I am sooo happy for you all and look forward to sharing the journey with you honey! My little one is due today.. though I think it’s going to hang on in the warmth of my big warm belly a bit longer. Nourishing yourself and your baby is such a joy in pregnancy! Love you Elenore.. many happy moments ahead of you. Thank you for sharing x x

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  4. Kirsty @ The Natural Foodie
    26 februari, 2013

    Huge congratulations to you both! All the best foryour pregnancy & safe birth of a healthy bub. Also, soba noodles – yes yes yes! X

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  5. Bake
    26 februari, 2013

    Yaaaaaay!! What lovely news – what a lucky baby this will be. I hope your morning/all day sickness goes soon, I know how you feel (mine lasted 28 weeks..yuk)! Look after yourself!!
    Oh, and I’m just about to use your super-infused layer cake frosting for our baby’s first birthday :)
    xoxo

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  6. Olivia
    26 februari, 2013

    Huge congratulations to you both – what wonderful news!!! and I will definitely be trying out this recipe, it looks delicious! Sending best wishes from England! X

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  7. natalie
    26 februari, 2013

    What beautiful news! Congratulations! I am so happy for you :)

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  8. Gina
    26 februari, 2013

    Oh my, congratulations you two! I was kind of hoping to read what i expected when I read the title and was filled with excitement when it really turned out to be it. ‘Elenore + sprout’ how cute is this? I am looking forward reading your pregnancy adventures and everything related to it ( foodwise etc) how exciting!! Love xxx

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  9. Judith
    26 februari, 2013

    Hej Eleonore,
    Congratulations!!! I’m sooo happy for you!
    best wishes & love from Amsterdam

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  10. Yaelian
    26 februari, 2013

    Grattis! Vilken spännande tid du har framför dig:)

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  11. Sasha
    26 februari, 2013

    Amazing news! A big congratulations to you!

    Since winter doesn’t look like it is going away anytime soon, this recipe is just what I need. I haven’t ever bought nutritional yeast so here is to big changes and small adventures!

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  12. Elise H
    26 februari, 2013

    Im ao happy for you :) Congratulations to you both! Such exciting news :) I will def be trying this recipe, it looks delicious xxx

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  13. Monica Silva
    26 februari, 2013

    Congratulations Elenore, i’m so happy for you and Fabian.I wil try this recipe for sure.
    Best wishes from Portugal.

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  14. Ariela
    26 februari, 2013

    What a beautiful bowl and what beautiful news! Congratulations to you!!!

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  15. Andreia
    26 februari, 2013

    Ohh Dear, congratulations :)
    I´m so happy for you and Fabian :)
    Best wishes*

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  16. Tulip
    26 februari, 2013

    Grattis! It is really the biggest gift.

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  17. Taye
    26 februari, 2013

    Ahhh huge congrats!! Such exciting news – so happy for both of you :)

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  18. Mély
    26 februari, 2013

    Dear & Sweet Elenore (and Fabian),

    What a bliss…
    Magical little sprout gift in your tummy ♥
    It’s a wonderful news.
    I am so happy for both of you.

    Enjoy this magical gift.

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  19. Dani
    26 februari, 2013

    Oh my, ”Elenore + sprout” how cute is this?! CONGRATULATIONS to you both, I can´t think of a happier place for a baby to grow up than in your belly :) All the best whishes for your pregnancy and your upcoming sweet family from Germany!

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  20. ola
    26 februari, 2013

    so wonderful, congratulations to the two of you!!!!!:)

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  21. Liz B
    26 februari, 2013

    Oh my!! I’m so happy for you!! Huge congratulations to you and Fabian!! I can only imagine how beautiful and loved this baby will be!
    And there was me, ‘yada,yada, see you soon.. can’t wait to meet up..!’
    Relax, enjoy, and sending you all the love and best wishes for this wonderful time for you!!

    Liz
    xxxx

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  22. Lindsay Loves Veggies
    26 februari, 2013

    Congratulations! I’m so so happy for you!! (And the recipe looks dekicious!)

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  23. Nourish Your Roots
    26 februari, 2013

    beautiful news! congratulations to you both.

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  24. Kelly
    26 februari, 2013

    Wauw, what a wonderful news congratulations!!<3

    I also have a question about the recipe, I can't find nutritional yeast, I searched for it on the farmers market en health food store, but I can only find normal yeast. Can I replace it for something else? Thank you! xxxx

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  25. Jessica
    26 februari, 2013

    Aww I’m so excited for you! So lovely, what a lucky baby to have you as a mom. Hope everything goes wonderfully xxxx

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  26. Alice
    26 februari, 2013

    a wonderful news! A big congratulations to you and Fabian !
    birds are singing all days now like us , youpiii!!!!
    ++++
    Alice

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  27. Magdalen@FromHeartToTable
    26 februari, 2013

    Wow, congratulations! I hope and pray that everything continues to go wonderfully for you :D

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  28. Emma
    26 februari, 2013

    What brilliant news Elenore! I bet you and Fabian will be wonderful parents for your little sprout :) All the best for your pregnancy.
    People always say broccoli’s boring but it’s my favourite veggie- the shaved brazil nut idea is genius!

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  29. Nancy
    26 februari, 2013

    How sweet, congratulations! Wishing you a magical and wondrous journey towards mama-hood!

    Broccoli bowl looks super-yum; buckwheat + sweet potato soba are my favorite :)

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  30. Angela
    26 februari, 2013

    Wonderful, exciting news!! Congrats to you both. I can imagine that blogging about recipes has been the farthest thing from your mind. I hope you continue to feel better and better! All the best to you.

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  31. Laura
    27 februari, 2013

    Blessings to you and your man, sweet lady! What an exciting time for you and your family! Hope you’re getting some rest and staying SO vibrant, Elenore.

    All my love and hugs,
    Laura

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  32. Ashlae
    27 februari, 2013

    Lady! I am over the moon excited for you two. Congrats and big love to you and F.

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  33. Lucie D'Alessandro
    27 februari, 2013

    Oh, honey – huuuuuuuuuuuugest blessings, love and congratulations to you and Fabian. So much happiness for you; you’ll be an amazing mama. Much love, Lucie xx

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  34. Yasmine
    27 februari, 2013

    Congratulations for this joyful moment of your life! A little sprout is a wonderful gift in a life. My big sprout is sleeping near to me, it is so much love… <3
    By the way, i was wondering if your superfood mix can be taken during pregnancy?

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  35. Leah
    27 februari, 2013

    aw, yay! sending lots of love to you and little sprout!

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  36. ife
    27 februari, 2013

    Congratulations!! And Best wishes to you and Fabian.

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  37. Jade
    28 februari, 2013

    Ah wonderful girl, it’s so so so amazing to read these news! Congratulations! I am so happy for you and Fabian and wish you three the absolute best along the journey. So much love flowing your way. Have fun and take care beautiful goddess! Love you!

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  38. Miss Vite
    28 februari, 2013

    Oh! Fantastic!! ♥ Lots of shining love to you and fabian and of course to your litlle sprout! Thank you for sharing woth us this wonderful news!! :) *

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  39. Jen
    28 februari, 2013

    Congrats!!!! What a blessing! Thank you for sharing. I feel so joyful!

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  40. Alicia Cumming
    28 februari, 2013

    Yay! Little Sproutling! He or she will be so blessed in so many ways.

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  41. Elri
    28 februari, 2013

    That is the most beautiful news!!! We are so happy to hear that. Congrats to you and the lucky baby, and good luck with your pregnancy and the rest of the miracle time ahead! Best greetings from north of Norway, Elri, Arild and Agate Ellerine, a nomade family of tree having miraculous and transformative times ourselves.

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  42. Tracy
    28 februari, 2013

    Lovely, wonderfuland spectactacular news! This post was filled with pure sunshine that I felt fully all the way over here in the states! Happy blessings for you and your sprout!

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  43. Nuran Yalcin
    28 februari, 2013

    What wonderfully sweet news! Lots of love to you and your joyous bun! Just out of interest, did you eat Raw for the first 10 weeks of your pregnancy? I didn’t understand what you meant when you said you could eat ‘normally’ again?

    Huge love xx

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  44. Nat @ The Apple Diaries
    1 mars, 2013

    Congratulations Elenore! What incredibly special news for you and your partner. My sister is trying for a baby and I can’t wait to be an aunty! I wish you all the best throughout your pregnancy and the birth of a beautifully healthy baby.

    Glad you got to discover soba noodles! They’re great when eaten cold too, in true Japanese style.

    Thanks :)

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  45. Nina
    1 mars, 2013

    Hello Eleonore! How exciting and how lucky your little sprout is to grow in such a warm and nurishing environment! :) I hope you can enjoy the next weeks with your loved ones!

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  46. Adriana
    2 mars, 2013

    Congratulations!!!! Oh, what a joy!!!

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  47. Kelsey
    5 mars, 2013

    Eleonore! Oh my. I got chills reading this. Honestly. So many blessings and love and light and tidings of strength and patience are coming at you right this second from my little nook of the world. You will make an absolutely stunning mother, in every sense of the word. Love to you and Fabian, my friend. So SO much love.

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  48. Holly
    6 mars, 2013

    You. Are. Radiant! Congratulations, my dear! What a lucky little sprout to have you, your sparkle, and sunshine! ;) Sending love across the ways!!

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  49. Oly
    7 mars, 2013

    Congratulations Elenore <3
    I must have been very busy, since I always read your site, must have missed this one though. Tillykke <3

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  50. Jana
    7 mars, 2013

    WOWWWW, congrats+tout le binheur du monde as the French beautifully say it:-))) all the luck in the world to you three!xxxx

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  51. Jenny
    11 mars, 2013

    Beautiful news! What a lucky little sprout :)

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  52. Ivelina
    13 mars, 2013

    Congratulations on the happy news, Elenore! :)
    All the best wishes to your wonderful family and thank you for the inspiration you bring in our lives, too!

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  53. Ellen
    15 mars, 2013

    Elenore and Fabian, congratulations!
    I was expecting a recipe for a delicious bread or so, haha. But what a fantastic news to hear.
    I wish you and your familly all the best!
    Love
    Ellen

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  54. Angeline
    17 mars, 2013

    I enjoy your blog and adore your attitude. Much love to all three if you from California!

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  55. Golubka
    21 mars, 2013

    OMG! I don’t know how I missed this fabulous news. How exciting and wonderful!!! Congratulations and lots of love from Florida!
    Hope you feel better now.

    Anya

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  56. Giulia
    26 mars, 2013

    I just made this and it was heaven!! loved it!!! thank you for your recipes! :)

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  57. Matilda
    27 mars, 2013

    My deepest congratulations to you and Fabian on your little sproutling!! Hope everything goes smoothly and you enjoy the pregnancy :) Love from Australia x

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  58. Dolores
    5 april, 2013

    Congratulations!!!! Enjoy every single second. time pases by very very fast, so enjoy enjoy and enjoy. lots of love for both of you!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      6 april, 2013

      Thank you so much! I really try keeping that in mind, I can already see how fast the weeks fly by.. <3 <3 Love!

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  59. Gena
    28 april, 2013

    Congrats, my friend!!! <3

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