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Boost your mood with a high-vibe cleansing bowl and fermented pickles

BY Gemma Ogston

18th Sep 2023 Food & Drink

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Boost your mood with a high-vibe cleansing bowl and fermented pickles
This high-vibe cleansing bowl is great to prepare over the weekend and take to work for lunch as the perfect nutritious and filling boost throughout the day
When you want to feel part of the high-vibes club, the vibrant colours from all the gorgeous veg in this rice bowl will make you feel alive boost your mood. Fermented pickles will give your gut some TLC and the tahini dressing with garlic, ginger, honey and turmeric will help protect your immunity. 
Prepare this on a Sunday and take it to work as a packed lunch for the new few days to keep those good vibes flowing. 


1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into wedges
2 tbsp olive oil a pinch of salt
300g brown rice, cooked
2 avocados, cubed
2 carrots, grated
4 cooked beetroots, cubed
3 handfuls spinach
Carrot + ginger kimchi 
1 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 1⁄2cm ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 tbsp honey
juice of 1 lemon


1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius 
2. Toss the butternut squash wedges in the olive oil and add a pinch of salt and arrange on a lined baking tray. Roast in the oven for about 30 minutes, until they look golden and cooked. 
3. Meanwhile, make the dressing by adding all the dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisking until combined. 
4. Divide the cooked brown rice, avocado, carrot, beetroot and spinach between four bowls. Add a spoonful of your pickles and then generously drizzle the dressing over the top of each. 
A nourish bowl from The Healing Cookbook
Extracted from The Healing Cookbook by Gemma Ogston (Vermilion, £16.99) Photography by Xavier Buendia
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