Easy Quinoa Bowl


Everyday is a new adventure for food at the Bravwel Casa. Well…mostly we just order pizza but once in a while when we’re feeling brave we decide to cook something. We had this great dish at a local restaurant in West Hollywood and figured it’s perfect for when you’re not feeling like a salad for lunch. For an easy quinoa bowl follow the recipe below

Ingredients –

  • One handful of Arugula 
  • 1-2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1-2 roma tomatoes,  quartered 
  • 1 avocado, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • One handful of cilantro
  • A handful of your choice of cheese
  • 1 cup of Quinoa 
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Sriracha for serving


Directions –

Cook 1 cup of Quinoa

  • Stir in 2 cups of water or broth and the salt. Bring to a rolling boil.
  • Turn heat down to the lowest setting. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from heat and let stand for 5 more minutes, covered.

While Quinoa cooks prepare the additional ingredients. Chop the tomato, cilantro, and avocado.

Prepare Chicken breast

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper
  • Heat skillet or grill
  • Cook for 5 min on each side
  • Slice chicken into strips.

Next, add salt and pepper to the fluffed quinoa and stir. Then mix in the tomato, cilantro, arugula, and avocado. Dish the mixture into the serving bowls. Then top with chicken, cheese, and sriracha.

Add salt and pepper as needed and enjoy!

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Emotional Eating

Everyone loves to eat, right? I mean we eat when we’re happy, sad, depressed, excited, drunk, and for no reason at all.  But how often does a meal tend to give you an emotion? Have you ever had a meal that moves you to tears because of its taste and connection to your past? I haven’t…not yet at least.

I came across this video on Nowness and immediately became connected to chef Massimo Bottura as he talks about his emotional connection to food.

“52-year-old Bottura has propelled to three-Michelin-stars and a number three ranking in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Inspired by everything from the origins of camouflage to the music of Thelonious Monk, Bottura’s super-high-concept tasting menus are an experience as much for the mind as the taste buds. It’s pretty much art you can eat.”


Mr Bravwel


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