a meal in a bowl . . .

by mulberryshoots

I’ve been thinking about how to eat more simply for a long time.  My cooking leans towards dear ingredients, such as Cape scallops, soft-shell crab or roast chicken with stuffing. It also tends toward butter on rolls and baked sweet potatoes. Popovers.  
Lately, I’ve been thinking about eating a meal in a bowl. Just that and no more. Rice and beans with red cabbage and apples, for example. Eating from bowls and spoons made of bamboo. Softer and lighter. Run the dishwasher twice a week rather than once a day. A good experiment to try now that Spring is almost here and lighter meals in a bowl can be part salad, part grains and maybe fruit?