BUDDHA BOWLS – What a great concept!

You may have heard of Buddha Bowls and wondered what’s up with these guys? Well, Buddha Bowls, in their basic form, are simply a one-dish meal in a bowl. The idea of the “Buddha” comes from the shape of the round, full Buddha belly.

When I first became a vegan, six years ago, just about everything I ate came in a bowl – we didn’t see a plate for weeks at a time!

These bowls usually consist of a whole grain, noodle or rice; veggies (roasted, steamed, stir-fried); and some form of protein (e.g., tofu, beans, lentils). You can also include a dressing, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices to enhance the flavour. The blends are limited only by your imagination. Just remember to always try to make your bowls appealing to the eye and your taste buds.

But to give you a start, here are some tasty combo bases:

  • Black beans; salsa; rice; a mixture of greens (e.g., baby spinach/kale/Swiss Chard); top with avocado slices or guacamole
  • Sautéed Bok choy, mushrooms and cabbage; ramen noodles; marinated tofu cubes
  • Sautéed spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers; ½ baked sweet potato; quinoa
  • Bean chili; corn; brown rice; avocado
  • Roasted peppers, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, asparagus; lentils; avocado slices
  • Veggie stir-fry; marinated tofu cubes; noodles

Have a Buddhaful day!

Just sayin' is all!

 

Lou-Anne Hooper

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