Green Goddess Veggie Bowl


The manager of a Memphis-area Target is trying to kill me.


Here is my hypothesis: Target hires a new manager. He/she starts on day one and is asked to share his phone number with his employees. He obliges. His phone number is in the hands of dozens, maybe a hundred Target employees.


The kicker: he gave them MY phone number.


For the past three days I have had approximately 11 Target employees call me to tell me why they will either be late to work or why they can’t come in. One young woman called me in a panic, assuring me her uniform was on and she was leaving a Wal-Mart to head to work. I know these details because even after telling her 6 times she had the wrong number, she continued to speak.


If she calls me back, I’m firing her for supporting the competition.



Time: 45 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4 bowls


  • 1 bunch of asparagus, washed + ends trimmed
  • 1 bunch of broccolini, washed + ends trimmed
  • 1/2 lb. of brussels sprouts, peeled + halved
  • 1 head of cauliflower, washed + cut in florets
  • 1 package of frozen edamame, cooked to package directions
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbsp. of cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 4 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. of white vinegar
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Arrange asparagus on a lined baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tbsp. of olive oil + S+P
  • On another lined baking sheet, arrange broccolini + brussels sprout, drizzle with 1 tbsp. of olive oil + S+P
  • On a third lined baking sheet, arrange cauliflower, drizzle with one tbsp. of olive oil + S+P
  • Place these in the oven together with asparagus on top, then broccolini + brussels sprouts, finally cauliflower
  • Roast asparagus for 15 minutes, remove
  • Roast broccolini + brussels sprouts for 20, remove
  • Roast cauliflower for 25, remove
  • Meanwhile, combine 1/2 of an avocado + lime juice + cilantro + remaining olive oil + S+P, mix well
  • Bring a pot of water with the vinegar to a slow boil
  • Crack an egg into a lil ramekin
  • Make a lil whirlpool in the water + drop the egg gently in the center
  • Poach for 3 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate
  • Repeat with remaining eggs
  • To make a bowl, combine some asparagus + some broccolini + some sprouts + some cauliflower + some avocado slices + some edamame + some of the avocado dressing + a poached egg + S+P
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients
  • Serve hot
  • Might want a knife to help cut broccolini + asaparagus, meaning a plate would be easier, but research shows eating out of a bowl makes you happier so suck it up + eat out of the bowl

10 thoughts on “Green Goddess Veggie Bowl

  1. memarose3 says:

    Too funny. I had to change my cell phone after an on-line pharmacy started using it as their caller id for auto dials. People were calling me, yelling at me to stop calling them. After two days, I had no choice but to change my number, then call everyone I knew to give them the new info. I feel your pain.


  2. Osyth says:

    The grandfather of a friend of mine in the East End of London once had a call from a woman wanting to book in for a perm and tint. He told her he wasn’t a hairdresser (and God knows he was a man and about 108 at the time) but she insisted. So he took the booking and told her the salon had moved … to the address of the funeral parlour. I still laugh. I still need help.


  3. Hungry Breton (Franck) says:

    Brilliant! I used to work in that place owed by the same Michelin Star restaurant guy; chefs used to ring me ( or even their girlfriends) when they were sick ( hungover)… Also famous rich people wanting to book a table… Good times! 😀 ( I loved the veggies by the way) 😉


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