A New View of Healthy Eating: Daily Healthy Recipes by Melanie Albert: Intuitive Veggie Bowl

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by Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, speaker, retreat host, Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to lead two farm-to-table cooking events. The first a beautiful intuitive Arizona Winter Harvest Veggie Saute at the Downtown Phoenix Market “Taste of the Market” and then a beautiful intuitive cooking class with another beautiful veggie saute, Asian Salads, and a Garlic Hummus at The Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix.

Downtown Phoenix Market: Taste of the Market: Winter Harvest Saute


Arizona Winter Harvest Intuitive Cooking at The Farm at South Mountain


Today, with some of the left-over veggies, I created a quick very, very intuitive veggie bowl. The goal was to create a dish with lots of color, different textures, and a variety of flavors.

The Veggies and More


  • Purple and orange carrots
  • Yellow string beans
  • Snow peas
  • Parsley
  • Arugula
  • Sweet lemon
  • More
    • Left-over quinoa
    • Left-over garbanzo beans
  • Extras
    • Basil olive oil
    • Cumin seeds
    • Bragg’s amino acids
    • Olives
    • Edible flowers
    • Sea salt

The Culinary Techniques

  • Bamboo Steamer: Carrots, Yellow String Beans, and Snow Peas finished with Basil olive oil, sweet lemon, dry toasted cumin seeds, and sea salt



  • Simple Pesto: Rough chopped parsley and raw almonds, sweet lemon, and basil olive oil.
  • Quick Saute: Arugula with Bragg’s amino acids


Plating Mise en Place


Rustic Plating

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Bowl Plating




Hope you are enjoying my intuitive cooking creations and are having fun intuitively creating beautiful dishes with your local farmers’ produce. Share your creations with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewViewHealthyEating

My cookbook, “A New View of Healthy Eating: Simple Intuitive Cooking with Real Whole Foods” features 84 simple culinary techniques. Order a copy and I’m happy to gift-wrap and ship to you.





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