If you haven’t had a chance to check out a Life Alive restaurant yet, you’ve got to try some of their healthy and tasty vegetarian cuisine! They have locations in Cambridge, Lowell, and Salem, Mass.
Here’s my attempt at a knockoff of my favorite Life Alive dish, “The Swami”
The Wannabe Swami
4 big handfuls of kale
1/2 cup tamari almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 package broccoli slaw
1-2 cups broccoli
Steam everything above until desired tenderness, then mix in curry miso sauce and warm up if necessary if dressing is coming from the fridge.
Curry miso sauce*:
Makes 1 cup
2 tsp fresh ginger
2 lg garlic cloves
2 Tbs miso paste (white miso)
1 ½ Tbs honey**
1 tsp curry powder
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup cold water
½ cup canola or other oil
Combine the sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Serve or refrigerate until needed.
(for 4 servings I would probably use all of it.)
Optional – May add 1 hard boiled egg to each plate for protein
Serve over quinoa with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast
*Can also be used as salad dressing and stored in the fridge up to one week.
** Could substitute agave to make this recipe vegan