There is so much to love about Sara Forte’s recently published book: The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl and Spoon: Simple and Inspired Whole Foods Recipes to Savor and Share.

Bowl and Spoon by Sara Forte

Like her blog (and her first book), Bowl and Spoon is filled with recipes that celebrate beautiful, nourishing produce, and is sumptuously photographed by her husband, Hugh Forte. Sara’s warm and wise words are a joy to read, as always.

I really adore the premise of Bowl and Spoon. In Sara’s words: “food in a bowl has an aesthetic gentleness to it that feels stark on a plate- ingredients nestled within each other, tangled to make most sense as a sum of their parts.” With recipes for “Morning Bowls”, “Side Bowls”, “Big Bowls”, “Sweet Bowls”, and “Dressings and Sauces”, this book is meant to inspire colorful, wholesome meals. The food is stunning but it’s not fussy; Sara is all about practicality.

I had a hard time deciding what to make, but in honor of it finally feeling like spring around here, I went with Sara’s Roasted Asparagus Bowl. It’s a tasty combination of roasted asparagus, green lentils, toasted walnuts, and a vinaigrette replete with herbs.

Roasted Asparagus Bowl from @winnieab |

I ate this for lunch with some baguette slathered with fresh ricotta, and I refrigerated the leftovers and ate them the following day with 2 soft-boiled eggs mixed in. I will definitely make this recipe again. And again.

Roasted Asparagus Bowl from @winnieab |

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Roasted Asparagus Bowl from @winnieab |


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    Eileen — April 17, 2015 @ 2:43 pm

    This salad sounds so springy! Perfect for a quick lunch.

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    Kankana Chakraborty — April 21, 2015 @ 12:59 am

    They are absolutely inspiring and am waiting my copy.

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    Shan — September 13, 2015 @ 1:50 pm

    Awesome recipe. This dishes needed for every work-people.