Vegan Radiance Bowl

Simple to make, delicious and so filling – swap with vegetables you have in the fridge to create your own radiance bowl. Served with a maple, tahini and soy dressing.

Radiance Bowl

By Mira Manek.

Makes 1 bowl.

The bowl:

  • ½ teaspoon rice bran oil
  • ½ orange pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 70g gluten-free cooked wild rice
  • ½ avocado
  • 70g chickpeas
  • handful coriander
  • Sprinkle of black and white sesame seeds

For the cauliflower

  • 100g cauliflower pieces
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • pinch coriander powder, optional
  • pinch cumin powder, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the dressing

  • 1 teaspoon sesame paste
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce (check it is gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon yoghurt (dairy-free is fine)
  • 2 teaspoons rice bran


  1. Start by cooking the wild rice in water on low heat – around 45 minutes.
  2. While this is cooking, chop all the vegetables and keep aside.
  3. Make a few cuts along the avocado and leave on a mesh pan so that it becomes slightly chargrilled. This should take only a couple of minutes.
  4. To cook the cauliflower, place oil in a small pan, add the cauliflower pieces, then the turmeric, coriander and cumin powders, and the salt, and stir well. Keep stirring until some of the cauliflower pieces turn a little brown. Don’t cook for longer than five minutes as you want the cauliflower to remain crunchy.
  5. Place everything in the bowl or plate in sections, arranging beautifully.
  6. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing and drizzle generously over the top.
  7. Sprinkle some furikake or sesame seeds along with a handful of fresh chopped coriander leaves and serve.

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bedu9EhBAbout the author: Mira Manek is a journalist and writer with a passion for health and wellbeing. Her book Green Daal Stories focuses on adapting some of her family’s Gujarati vegetarian dishes, to ensure they are nutritious, low in carbohydrates and high in protein. For more recipes and info on the release of Mira’s book go to: or @miramanek on Twitter.

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