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Mother Earth Bowl (Flower Child Copycat)

Inspired by Flower Child, these mother earth bowls are loaded with greens, super grains, roasted veggies and broccoli pesto all topped with a delicious red pepper miso vinaigrette.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mother earth bowl
Servings: 6


Grain Bowl

  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 6 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • Super grains
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Cucumber relish
  • Broccoli Pesto
  • Red pepper miso vinaigrette
  • Sprouts
  • Avocado slices
  • Hemp seeds

Super Grains

  • ½ cup dry red quinoa
  • ½ cup dry farro
  • ½ cup dry barley

Roasted Vegetables

  • 2 sweet potatoes chopped into ½ inch chunks about 4 cups
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 8 oz package portobello mushroom sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper divided

Broccoli Pesto

  • 1 cup broccoli blanched
  • cup kale blanched
  • 3 Tablespoons roasted salted pistachios shelled
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest zest from 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons water

Red Pepper Miso Vinaigrette

  • ½ cup jarred peppadew peppers or roasted red peppers roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger peeled & rough chopped
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons miso paste
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon tamari
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Cucumber Relish

  • 1 cup cucumber chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ teaspoon mint leaves minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • First cook grains by adding quinoa to a saucepan with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook about 15 minutes, until water is absorbed. Set aside.
    Adding water to a sauce pan with dry quinoa.
  • In a second larger saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Once boiling, add farro and barley and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook, uncovered for 25-30 minutes, until tender. Drain off cooking water and add farro + barley mixture to quinoa. Stir to combine and set aside.
    Farro, barley and quinoa mixed together.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine sweet potatoes and onion in a large mixing bowl and toss with 1 Tablespoon oil, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add to one baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, tossing halfway through.
    Vegetables on a sheet pan to be roasted.
  • While sweet potatoes and onions are roasting, add portobello mushrooms to the same mixing bowl and toss with 1 Tablespoon oil, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add mushrooms to second prepared baking sheet and when sweet potatoes have about 10-15 minutes left to cook, place mushrooms in the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes, until tender.
    Mushrooms on a sheet pan to be roasted.
  • While grains are cooking and veggies are roasting make the remaining components of the bowl.
  • Add all broccoli pesto ingredients to a food processor and process until combined. Set aside.
    Broccoli pesto in a food processor.
  • Add all dressing ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until smooth and combined. Set aside.
    Red pepper miso vinaigrette in a high powered blender.
  • Make cucumber relish by combining all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
    Cucumber relish in a bowl.
  • When you’re ready to assemble bowls, toss arugula with rice vinegar.
  • To make bowls, add ¾ cup super grains mix, ¾ cup roasted veggies, 1 cup arugula, 2 Tablespoons cucumber relish, 1 Tablespoon broccoli pesto and 1 Tablespoon red pepper vinaigrette to 6 bowls. Top each bowl with avocado slices, sprouts and hemp seeds.
    A mother earth bowl.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1/6 | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1109mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g