Bowl, carbs, sauce and colour.

Poke bowl
Rice bowl
Breakfast bowl

Smoothie bowl

Taco bowl
Dessert bowl

Nacho bowl

To name a few...

So... what makes the perfect bowl? My requirements are simple, a bowl, carbs, sauce and colour. Yup! That's it for me, the building blocks of a spectacular bowl. Don't believe me? It's alright, I can prove it...

There is just something so comforting about a bowl of food isn't there? I don't know what it is about that particular piece of crockery that evokes the feeling of calm and contentedness but it's there. 

Maybe it's the years of subliminal conditioning from mama bear, "have a bowl of this, that'll make you feel better" or maybe it's the fact you use both hands to cup it towards you?!?!

Anyway I digress. Last week was half term so obviously because I let myself totally chill out I felt absolutely horrific and run down for a good few days. Feeling sorry for myself has me reaching for that bowl and this got me thinking... bowls are the IN thing right now aren't they? From smoothie bowls to taco bowls they are EVERYWHERE on social media!  Check out my bowl of comfort..
INGREDIENTS - makes 4 servings
For the stock
1 litre beef stock
2 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger
1 chilli
100g finely chopped exotic mushrooms

For the accompaniments
2 fillet steaks
200g exotic
2 nests of noodles
75g beansprouts
4 spring onions
Poached egg (I used quails) and fresh chilli to garnish

1. Saute the onion, ginger, chilli, garlic and mushroom for 2 minutes before adding your stock and simmering
2. Sear your steaks for 2 minutes each side for medium rare then rest
3. Pour boiling water over your noodles and leave until cooked then drain and set aside
4. Slice your accompaniments thinly
5. Taste your broth and season

Plate up your bowl and enjoy : ) x