October 3, 2016

Bowls of Goodness

Bowls of Goodness! A roundup of hearty, comforting food best eaten out of a bowl. More on Shutterbean.com

I’ve been flying solo this weekend because Casey and Cooper had a special father son weekend in Boston for the Red Sox game. We surprised him for his 8th birthday!  So yeah, that means my house has been quiet and all of the dishes that have been in the sink are mine. That never happens. In the process of loading the dishwasher, I realized that everything I’ve eaten for the past few days has been out of bowls. I think it’s because there’s a chill in the air and all I want is to huddle around a bowl of goodness and warm up.

Inspiration for your own Bowls of Goodness coming at ya:

Ginger Pork Meatballs with Coconut Broth over rice.

That broth is superb.


Breakfast for dinner in a bowl….huddled around watching Netflix = HOW I MONDAY.

Turkey White Bean Chili

Monday night football calls for it….and then when you’re at work the next day, pull some out with a bag of corn chips and some hot sauce and you’re doing things right.

Zucchini Noodles with Sausage

For a lighter pasta option, try zucchini noodles. It’s really allllllll about the sauce and this one is full of sausage.

Spinach Tortellini Soup

I love love love this soup. I save all the tortellini for the end…like they’re dessert.

Baked Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

An old standby. I dream of taking leftovers and cooking them in a skillet with an egg.

Curried Chicken with Coconut Rice

I’m reminding myself right now to put this one back in the rotation. We really loved it and we had a nice amount of leftovers to last us through the week.

Pork Enchilada Lasagna

This is one of those meals you can make ahead of time. It’s a freezer meal! Also great if you know someone who just had a baby. They deserve a bowl of goodness, that’s for sure.

Sausage Mushroom Pizza Bowls

MMMMMMM a bowl of cheese, sausage & mushroom.

Spring Minestrone with Chicken Pesto Meatballs

Soup with pasta and meatballs! Give me the biggest bowl possible.

Spinach Mushroom Baked Rice Bowls

Just look at the crispy cheese on top!

Broccoli Pesto Polenta

Creamy cheesy polenta topped with a poached egg. It’s as cozy as a fire in the fireplace.

And because breakfast is another good time to have a bowl of goodness we have:

Coconut Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Chewy/coconuty, warm and filling. All the things you want on a cold morning.

If you happen to make a recipe you find here on Shutterbean and you’re on Instagram, take a picture of your creation and tag it with #shutterbeanrecipe !! I love seeing what you make 🙂

  • Victoria Pease

    Oh my goodness, I haven’t made that one pot curried coconutty chicken rice dish in ages but i remember it being so wonderful. I had just moved into my first proper ‘I’m an adult now’ flat and had inherited a le cruset pan from my grandmother and was itching to make something using it. I opened that recipe up on my tablet and cooked away – it was the second meal I made in my flat and I enjoyed it with a glass of white on a Sunday just looking around and thinking ‘oh my god, life is really starting’. I love how food can transport you back to moments like that. I’m going to stick a reminder to make it for my boyfriend this weekend, he’d love it 🙂 Thanks Tracy!


  • Valerie

    Wonderful post! Saving some of these amazing looking recipes for later!

  • Sandra

    I love this post! I love a bowl of comfort food – I live up in Sac and I’m soooo happy that it’s finally cooling down. I totally want to make soup slash anything warm that goes in a bowl for dinner this week.

  • Erica

    Bowls are THE BEST! There is something so magical about all the good things in one spot all together and comforts me for sure! I had my first soup of the season last night and was SO SO happy :).

  • Nicola

    I love bowls and loved seeing this collection all in one place. Will definitely be trying the ginger pork meatballs soon.

  • Olesya

    Loved the post! Saved all of the recipes! Bowls are LIFE! Thanks for sharing!

  • Anita

    Love this! Btw, the Sausage Mushroom Pizza Bowls link goes to a jpeg, not the recipe. But I was able to find the recipe using the search function and pinned. 🙂

  • Diane

    OH Thank you Tracy! Bowls are my fav. These are just what I needed for this Bay Area weather today. You always have great recipes and I love your photography. Keep being awesome!!

  • Laura

    Love your roundup posts! Thanks for all the inspiration!
    Enjoy your alone time, that sounds dreamy!

  • Liz

    Spring is taking a long time to arrive here in Australia bowls are perfect for these rainy days!

  • Kate Shumaker

    Sooo much inspiration in this post!!!
    I’m pretty sure my kids need to have the curry chicken in their lives.

  • Lucy

    Where did you get the bowls in the ginger pork meatballs picture? What brand are they? thx

  • Alison

    Meatball Minestrone?! I’m in!

  • Danabee

    Hi from Petaluma! I musta missed this perfect post the first time around. I want to make all of these! Thanks, Tracy!

  • Meg

    Ah! How did I miss this post originally!? It’s so cold in Adelaide (South Australia) at the moment and that broccoli pesto polenta is going to get such a workout. So simple and good! Also the spring minestrone with chicken meatballs which I will be making tonight. Thank you x

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