Learn to make the Mother Earth Bowl from Flower Child

On a visit to Flower Child, my husband and I ordered the Crushed Avocado Toast, the Mother Earth Bowl, the Vegan Ingredient Salad and the Flying Avocado Wrap. We liked all four but our favorite was the Mother Earth Bowl. There were so many varied ingredients, I felt like I had covered all my daily nutritional requirements. Will they share the recipe? Flower Child is a great place to meet friends and eat fun food that's good for you. — Evelyn Brown, Atlanta

Flower Child’s Atlanta executive chef Idris Calahan was happy to share this recipe, or we should say, recipes, since like any good grain bowl, it’s a composite of many complementary flavors. You don’t have to prepare everything on the list if you’re serving this at home, but we were glad we did since it all worked together to make a satisfying whole.

Everything in this dish is easy to prepare and generally made with ingredients you’ll find at your grocery store. Peppadew peppers for the Red Pepper Miso Marmalade might be difficult to find. We used piquillo peppers that we found in the olives section at Sprouts. More stores are carrying vegetable sprouts so you should be able to find daikon (or radish) sprouts which contribute a tiny spicy bite to the dish. Hemp seeds should be available in the natural foods section.

The Broccoli Pesto is as bright green as any basil version but is made with broccoli, spinach, kale and pistachios instead. It’s a different take and so delicious you’ll find lots of uses for any that’s left over.

The one component they didn’t share the recipe for was their rice wine vinaigrette, and they suggest you use any vinaigrette you prefer.

From the menu of … Flower Child, 3400 Around Lenox Road, Atlanta. 678-668-2271. iamaflowerchild.com/locations/atlanta-ga/

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