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I was super excited to receive Zsu Dever’s newest cookbook: Vegan Bowls: perfect flavor harmony in cozy one bowl meals. You know that I think we all need delicious and easy recipe solutions for weeknight and weekend meals, and this fabulous book does just that! 

Not only is Zsu an incredibly talented chef (and such a nice gal too!), but she truly understands the needs of a busy “at home” cook! The recipes are so tantalizing, and she also includes information on how to get started, tools required, recipe flexibility and how to get creative and build your own bowl.


Zsu has shared a tasty recipe from Vegan Bowls with us today (below)! Thank you Zsu! Listen to Zsu talk more about her new book on Jazzy Vegetarian Radio this week -  here!


Zsu Dever’s

Spicy Ginger Polenta Bowl With Bok Choy And Chickpeas

Serves 2 to 3 / Gluten-free, soy-free option

Polenta might not be the first grain-based dish you think of to season with ginger, but this easy and quick recipe is delicious. The ginger imparts its flavor to the polenta and the simple sauce complements the bok choy and chickpeas.


1 teaspoon grapeseed oil

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 cups vegetable broth

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons polenta

3/4 cup unsweetened plain nondairy milk, divided

Sea salt and black pepper


1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

2 cups cooked chickpeas, patted dry

Bok choy

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

10 ounces baby bok choy, halved lengthwise


1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1/2 cup vegetable broth

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari

Polenta: Heat the oil over medium heat in a small saucepan. Stir in the garlic and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Stir in the broth, ginger, red pepper flakes, and salt. Increase heat to high and bring to boil, covered. Stir in the polenta with a whisk and simmer over medium-low heat until thickened, 2 to 5 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup of milk and simmer over low heat until the polenta is tender, 10 to 15 minutes, partly covered. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 1/4 cup of milk, if needed. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Keep warm.

Chickpeas: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chickpeas and season with salt. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

Bok Choy: Return the skillet to the heat and reduce the heat to medium. Add the oils to the hot skillet, then add the bok choy, cut side down, and cook until lightly charred and crisp-tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove the bok choy from the skillet and set aside on a work surface. Chop if desired.

Sauce: Return the skillet to the stove over medium heat. Add the oil, then stir in the garlic and ginger. Cook until the garlic is golden. Carefully add the vegetable broth and tamari. Stir in the chickpeas and cook until the sauce reduces by one-quarter, about 4 minutes. To serve, spoon the polenta in bowls and top with the bok choy and chickpeas. Serve immediately.

Soy-free option: Substitute coconut aminos and 1/8 teaspoon sea salt for the tamari.

Quick tips: Mince the ginger for both the polenta and the sauce at the same time. Mince the garlic for both the polenta and the sauce at the same time; you will need 7 cloves. Clean and halve the bok choy while the chickpeas cook.


Recipe from Vegan Bowls, copyright © 2015 by Zsu Dever. Used by permission from Vegan Heritage Press, LLC. 


So how to enter the contest?

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To enter and to be eligible to win, simply fill out the form below by answering the following question in 2 sentences or less: 

What is your favorite “one bowl” meal?

RULES: One entry per person. The contest is open to those with a US mailing address. Entries must be submitted by MONDAY, November 16th at 6PM est. The winner will be announced at 1PM EST on JAZZY VEGETARIAN RADIO on Wednesday November 18, 2015. Now that is Jazzylicious!


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Angela Robertson November 16, 2015 @02:33 pm
any bowl (or dish) that Laura makes is my favorite!
Kris Creed November 16, 2015 @02:00 pm
Love quinoa, baked spiced tofu and veggies.
Jael November 16, 2015 @01:45 pm
My favourite bowl is brown garlic rice with seasoned beans and spinach!
Teresa Kopel November 16, 2015 @12:26 pm
I love chili with broccoli added over brown rice!
jody w November 16, 2015 @12:16 pm
grits, nooch, chopped tomatoes and veggies like asparagus. So easy, so good.
Stacy November 16, 2015 @11:51 am
My favorite one bowl meal is taco "salad" with rice, beans, lots of veggies, salsa, and guacamole
Timothy Nona November 16, 2015 @10:48 am
I combine cooked quinoa with equal part of brown rice, sauteed baby portobellos, and black beans, or another bean, and a little kale or spinach, with homemade vinaigrette
Debra Krause November 16, 2015 @10:11 am
Frito pie! Corn chips topped with vegan chili,sliced green onion,pico de Gallo, and homemade guacamole.
Sondra Milgrim November 16, 2015 @10:06 am
Tricolor quinoa with grilled polenta cakes, roasted vegetables, and tahini sauce
Suzanne Wenzel November 16, 2015 @10:02 am
I enjoy stir fried brown rice with veggies and tofu, tamari, rice vinegar, and other seasonings.
Terri Cole November 16, 2015 @09:54 am
My favorite bowl is farro, roasted sweet potatoes, steamed or sauteed greens and a protein, topped with tahini-lemon sauce. The protein source might be baked tofu, barbecue tempeh or seasoned beans.
Melody cook November 16, 2015 @09:41 am
Anything with noodles -- flat ones, soba, udon, and sesame.
Sue hegle November 16, 2015 @09:36 am
I love soup, fight now it's a black bean and brown rice enchilada soup. I need help with this one bowl idea, the only other thing I do in a bowl is oatmeal.
Katey Gries November 16, 2015 @08:58 am
Great recipes! Would love to bring these books into my kitchen. <3
Wendy Maines November 16, 2015 @08:57 am
I love stir fry mix veggies with a grain (rice or quinoa) and a sauce. Simple soy, or a tahani dressing to taste.
Rachel Alexander November 16, 2015 @08:54 am
I wanna win!!! =^..^= Pick me!!
Patt K November 16, 2015 @07:34 am
Favorite one bowl meal is stew - French lentils with portabellas or quinoa with white beans, parsnips, and other goodies are my current favorite combos. Would love to own both of these new books. Thanks for the opportunity.
Robin Hoch November 16, 2015 @05:52 am
Brown rice (batch cooked and frozen from the freezer), canned black beans, fresh or frozen corn (defrosted), salsa all topped with cubes of avacado!!
Ali Seiter November 16, 2015 @03:43 am
i have a big, veggie-packed salad with beans & grains every day for lunch!
Corrine November 16, 2015 @12:44 am
Chili especially with the cooler weather.
Lydia Claire November 16, 2015 @12:42 am
Taco salad! We're going to have it for our next dinner.
Ali November 15, 2015 @07:54 pm
I have been loving a savory bowl with grits, roasted veggies and sauce.
Celine November 15, 2015 @05:39 pm
I love any type of noodle bowl with veggies and Indian, Thai, or Chinese seasonings.
charj November 15, 2015 @04:24 pm
My favorite bowl meal is brown rice, greens and beans
Julie November 15, 2015 @03:31 pm
A big salad with veggies, olives, tofu, and roasted chickpeas
Kathy Dempsey November 15, 2015 @12:13 pm
My favorite one bowl meal is oatmeal with fruit, soymilk, sweetner and nuts or seeds.
Barb November 15, 2015 @11:42 am
I love a burrito bowl with cauliflower rice, pinto beans, a chipotle sauce and avocado
Yukita Manuel November 14, 2015 @08:58 am
Squash and risoto
Susan November 14, 2015 @02:57 am
My go-to one bowl right now is rice, winter squash, chickpeas and tahini sauce!
Donna November 14, 2015 @02:04 am
Black beans, brown rice and chopped red onion!
Lynn Cochran November 13, 2015 @12:17 pm
Vegetarian posole
Liz Kindelan November 13, 2015 @10:11 am
I love to do a breakfast vegan bowl with oatmeal, coconut milk whipped cream, and fresh chia seed mixed berry jam. The flavors explode in your mouth and it's almost overwhelming.
tamlyn November 13, 2015 @10:02 am
I love simple cherry tomatotos, peppers, chillis and celery roasted with black pepper. Then add cooked couscous, basil and celery leaf.
Zyxomma November 12, 2015 @08:34 pm
Hard to choose just one, but vegetable curry with love, lima beans, cabbage or collards or kale, sweet potato, purple potato, cauliflower, soaked raisins or currants, green peas, homemade curry powder (turmeric, Sri Lanka cinnamon, ginger, mustard powder, asafetida, NM chile, black pepper, nutmeg, allspice, fennel seed, coriander, cumin), tomato paste, and pure water with sprouted brown rice cooked with saffron.
christy November 12, 2015 @07:03 pm
My favorite bowl: half baked sweet potato, steamed kale, sliced avocado on a bed of farro with a drizzle of high quality balsamic vinegar.
Cyndy November 12, 2015 @05:59 pm
One of our favorite bowl meals is burrito bowls with shredded cabbage, black beans, brown rice, corn, diced avocado, sliced green onions, and salsa.
Turtlemoon November 12, 2015 @03:45 pm
Really as long as it has veggies and brown rice with a gravy, or curry, or a spicy flavor I am happy! I need some bowl help though. This would make meals with my meat eating family easier many nights.
Donna Benjamin November 12, 2015 @02:02 pm
The bowl I just had for lunch today...Organic, angel hair pasta with Chef Al's amazing curry peanut sauce and fresh sliced red and orange peppers and rainbow chard from the Farmer's Market. All organic, plant-based and delicious. Thanks for this opportunity
Michelle sells November 12, 2015 @01:42 pm
Would love to win
Nileta Jackson November 12, 2015 @01:19 pm
stewed zucchini, tomatoes, onions,peppers w/italian seasoning and red pepper flakes
Karen Delaney November 12, 2015 @01:00 pm
Lyric McKnight November 12, 2015 @12:52 pm
I'm recently loving a recipe I saw on facebook a lovely quinoa dish with black beans and corn, garnished with avocados and lime juice. My lazy go-to is any sort of chili... and I'm really intrigued by the dish pictured on the front of "Vegan Bowls"!
Frank Milone November 12, 2015 @12:36 pm
Mix vegetables and greens with Tai peanut and spicy chile's. Seasond with cocconut aminos and lemon grass.
Elizabeth November 12, 2015 @12:28 pm
Pasta with olive oil, garlic, pasta-ready diced tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, pine nuts and black olives.
STELLA HOMICKI November 12, 2015 @07:37 am
cathy gunderson November 12, 2015 @06:56 am
I love seeing and sharing your recipes on Facebook.
Sharon Wanzer November 12, 2015 @01:02 am
Your passion motivates us on our journey to better health. Your books, website and shows are awesome. Thank you so much!!
Jerry Perkins November 11, 2015 @08:51 pm
Organic brown basmati rice with veggies, dried cranberries, toasted slivered almonds, herbs, and amino acids.
Maria regalado November 11, 2015 @08:44 pm
Maple sprup & cherry top with oatmeal and nondairy milk yum . I live your recipes and watching your show. Thank you it a wondetful giveaway fir anyone haha hooefully it will be me just kidfing. Good luck everyone.
Maria regalado November 11, 2015 @08:43 pm
Maple sprup & cherry top with oatmeal and nondairy milk yum . I live your recipes and watching your show. Thank you it a wondetful giveaway fir anyone haha hooefully it will be me just kidfing. Good luck everyone.
Patty DeMartino November 11, 2015 @06:45 pm
Can't beat stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce topped w/mushroom gravy. Oh, man!
Antonio S. Galica November 11, 2015 @06:36 pm
Breakfast Bowl: Veggie Sausage, potatoes,onions & cheese with a biscuit bottom!
Margaret Johns November 11, 2015 @06:11 pm
I need to up my game, because my favorite vegan bowl is oatmeal with sliced banana and maple syrup. Thank you for the giveaway!
Deb Lundberg November 11, 2015 @05:52 pm
I love to mix brown rice, black beans, avocado, and cilantro. Top with a little salsa! Yum!
Pati Clark November 11, 2015 @05:41 pm
I really could use a Vegan cookbook...starting real soon to going vegan!!! Fingers xx'ed to win this great cookbook !
Heather G. November 11, 2015 @05:31 pm
Buddha Bowl! Quinoa, tons of steamed veg and a killer sauce!
Karen Kaynan November 11, 2015 @05:11 pm
Pasta or rice with veggies
Karen Kayne November 11, 2015 @05:08 pm
You are incredible!My favorite one bowl meal is brown rice with veggies.
Franca November 11, 2015 @04:44 pm
Love your vegan receipts!
Nola Surmanek November 11, 2015 @04:30 pm
Love all the info you share abot vegan food