29. May 2014

Basic Veggie Bowl

Basic_Veggie_Bowl_1Being a huge fan of raw foods, I often eat my vegetables uncooked. Especially during the summer I consider it as the most refreshing thing to eat (well, right after a big chunk of watermelon!). Whenever my time is limited or I don’t feel like being creative in the kitchen, I chop some vegetables and make a big veggie bowl. They are basic vegetables, nothing too fancy. So it’ll be most likely that I have them at home. I also often add a batch of quinoa, which will give me a good portion of healthy whole grains and enough complex carbs to master the day.

Basic Veggie Bowl Recipe

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 2


  • ¼ cucumber
  • 2 carrots
  • 100g sweet corn
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ sweet bell pepper
  • 1 handful of leek
  • 100g quinoa (+200ml water)
  • 1-2 tbsp hummus
  • 1 handful of sunflower seeds


  1. Weigh and rinse the quinoa. Bring 200ml water to boil, add the quinoa and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Wash the vegetables and chop them to your liking.
  3. In a saucepan slightly roast the sunflower seeds on medium heat until they are of a gold, light brown.
  4. Arrange the vegetables in a bowl together with the cooked quinoa, add hummus and sprinkle it with the sunflower seeds. Enjoy!

Welcome to my kitchen, my colourful world of nourishing foods. Here I choose to live healthy, eating whole, plant-based foods; a happy mix of vegetables, legumes, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds.

I am Pauline, a food lover and photographer from Berlin.

My recipes are simple, vegetarian dishes with plant-based and natural ingredients only. Perfect for everyday life. You do not have to be a skilled cook to have a balanced and healthy diet – I am not! An open mind and willingness to try out something new everyday shall be enough. It’s an infinite journey, and I am happy about everyone who decides to come along.