coconut dragon bowl

This Coconut Dragon Bowl is inspired by the Dragon Bowl Z served at 14 Carrots on 14th street in NYC. I kept the veggies and raisins from the menu, but I replaced their combo of red wine vinegar, soy sauce and roasted pepper drizzle with just one ingredient: coconut oil.

The great thing about this recipe is that it can be easily altered to fit anyone’s taste. Feel free to use these ingredients that are listed or toss in some extras.

PS – Court Kitty would not shut up until I let you guys know that he received a new box today, gifted from a nice man from a mysterious land called Fresh Direct.

He said you’re all invited over to watch him sit, sleep and roll around in his new box for the next six hours, in exchange for some chin rubs and face-on-face snuggles.

Coconut Dragon Bowl
Makes two big bowls

Printable recipe


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • sprinkle of fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and chop up your vegetables. Toss the chopped veggies in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Roast on a baking sheet for 20 minutes.

While the vegetables are roasting, heat the remaining two tablespoons of coconut oil in a skillet and add the brown rice. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove the rice from the heat and stir in the golden raisins, sun-dried tomatoes and scallions. Stir in the roasted vegetables

and pour the mixture over a bed of romaine lettuce.

This bowl leaves me feeling full and energized. It’s also great as leftovers, so make twice as much as you need and save half to pour over lettuce for tomorrow’s lunch or dinner.

23 thoughts on “coconut dragon bowl

  1. That bowl looks so colorful and nutritious! I know this is probably a dumb question but what happened to Court Kitty’s ear?

    • That’s not dumb at all! He was ear tipped by someone before we found him wandering the street in Brooklyn. It’s a sign to anyone practicing Trap-Neuter-Return that he had been captured, neutered and released back on the streets at one point in time. The TNR method helps to control the cat population among feral cat colonies.

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  3. I just found your blog through Ohsheglows. Can’t wait to try this yummy bowl. Also, love your kitty. Our kitty loves a new box, too, or a bag. Doesn’t matter the size, she has to try them all on. Come for a visit and put your purse down, it’s kitty’s. Love them all, especially the rescued ones.

    • Hi Cindy! It’s so nice to meet you, I’m glad you found me. Our kitties love purses too! And paper bags. And shoes. And scratching my feet in the middle of the night.

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  5. hi nikki!
    just discovered your blog – this made my day :)
    i’m from switzerland but live in brooklyn with my husband and our 6 kitties.
    i noticed beautiful court kitties left ear (ear tip?) and was wondering if she was a feral baby that you had spayed and ended up keeping because you were just meant for each other??
    would love to hear the story…..that’s how i ended up with my 6 😉

    love your blog and can’t wait to try the recipes!!!

    • Hi Edie! Welcome to Brooklyn! We found Court Kitty walking on Court St. (hence the name) a few years ago. His ear was already tipped but he was very friendly. We intended to get him to a vet, clean him up and then send him to a wonderful no-kill shelter with a Cattery, but we ended up keeping him instead. Our apartment is very crowded, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. I wrote a little bit about him here

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