POWER BOWL DEBUTS AS A SPECIAL APRIL 2
lentils, roasted sweet peppers, roasted cherub tomatoes, grilled chicken/apple sausage, sliced avocado, arugula, pumpkin seeds, feta, extra virgin olive oil & lemon
(Have this for lunch and conquer the world!)
1 1/2 C lentils (rinsed)
6 C water
1 1/2 t salt
1/4 t red pepper flakes
4 whole cloves
1 t dried thyme
Combine all ingredients in a stock pot. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until lentils are tender. Reserve for service.
FOR ROASTED PEPPERS AND TOMATOES:
Roast separately as they may have different cooking times. Lightly coat peppers and tomatoes with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and cracked black pepper. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Place into a preheated 425 degree oven until lightly browned and wrinkled. You may need to rotate for even roasting. My countertop oven did the trick.
Cut slits into the links (not all the way through) and place on a foil-lined baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Place into a preheated 425 degree oven. Roast until nicely browned. Rotate sausage for even browning.
Sausage used was purchase at Trader Joe’s. Costco also has a delicious smoked chicken/apple sausage.
ASSEMBLE YOUR POWER BOWL:
Place a mound of lentils in the center of the bowl. Arrange ingredients as you see in the photo. Sprinkle with feta and pumpkin seeds. Drizzle with EVOO and lemon. A spritz of Kosher salt and cracked black pepper tops it off.