All of the Bowls

This bowl of food cost me $3.75. That is less than the cost of a combo meal from McDonald's. One of the things that intimidates me about cooking at home is that I think it will be expensive. The truth is, every time we have done it, we have saved money. It is quite a thing to save money and level up on quality at the same time. I often will run through the math of what a meal costs and be surprised by the economy of home cooking. 

I got the veggies in my Farmhouse Delivery bushel on Friday, and this meal works like a champ for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I will likely eat this 10 times during our month of eating at home, because it is so damned easy. It took about 30 minutes. Let's talk about it. 

I'll write the recipe for two, but it scales up easily. 

preheat oven to 425 degrees

2 cups chopped veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, greens, etc.) the key here is to get them about the same size, so they cook at a similar rate. 

1 c brown rice or really any grain that you dig, creamy polenta works well too. 

2 eggs or sliced protein 

olive oil

salt and pepper

Toss your veggies in a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Let veggies roast for about 20-25 minutes. Put rice on to cook. Here's a good guide for grain cooking. In the last 5 minutes of cooking the grains, fry two eggs. Place grains in a bowl, top them with roasted veggies, put an egg on it and enjoy. These are perfect vehicles for all sorts of other condiments sitting in your fridge, spike it with Yellowbird, top it with sauerkraut, a little ponzu, or even parm. It is a great base to take anywhere. 

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