Heartwood Bowl with Peanut Sauce

Time to spice things up! This recipe from our 2019 Culinary Guide offers a creative blend of hearty flavours and fresh greens that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Ingredients – Heartwood Bowl

 1 cup cooked brown rice
 4 carrots, peeled and cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
 2 red beets, peeled and cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
 1 tsp olive oil
 1 bunch of kale, stalks removed, roughly chopped
 1 bunch chard, roughly chopped
 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted
fresh greens to garnish

Ingredients – Peanut Sauce

 1 1/2 cups unsweetened peanut butter
 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
 1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin
3 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame soil
1 tsp sriracha sauce, to taste
1/2 cup coconut water, or more depending on thickness of sauce
local maple syrup, to taste



Preparation time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Serves: 4

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Place rice in a sieve and rinse well under cold water. Place rice in saucepan, add 2 cups of water, a knob of coconut oil, a pinch of salt, and bring to a boil. Cover, turn to low, and leave to cook for 40 minutes (or cook according to package directions – brown rice instructions can vary).
  3. Place cubed carrots and beets on roasting pan. Toss with olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper. Roast for 20 minutes, or until crispy-rimmed and cooked through.
  4. While vegetables are roasting, make the peanut sauce by combining all ingredients in a food processor and blitzing until smooth.
  5. Taste sauce and adjust accordingly. if too thick, add more coconut water. Set aside.
  6. Place kale and chard in steamer over a pot of boiling water. Steam for 2 minutes, or until wilted.
  7. To serve, divide rice between bowls. Top with peanut sauce, steamed kale and chard, carrots, beets, pumpkin seeds and garnish with fresh greens.

Recipe provided by: Heartwood Restaurant

Local Source Guide:

Produce: Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit FarmsMasstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia

Maple Syrup:  Sugar Moon Farm

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