Maybe you’re noticing a bit of a trend- my cooking is very simple!
Buddha/Goodness bowls are no exception- these healthy and colourful concoctions are a perfect mid week dinner and you’ll feel nourished by just looking at them.
Inspired by the likes of Deliciously Ella et al, (but most importantly my good friend Jade), I have been experimenting a lot recently with so-called “Buddha” or “Goodness” bowls. These bowls/plates/dishes/whatever-you-likes combine small amounts of amazing foods which you can chop and change depending on your mood.
They are a good way of using up random items in your cupboard, and what’s more they are totally Insta worthy. I thought I’d come up with a whole list of potential ideas… but the beauty of the Buddha Bowl is that it can contain anything!
Whilst I’m not a vegan, I eat a lot of vegan and vegetarian food so have included a mixture of elements.
Things you could include:
- Roasted chickpeas. After draining, dry out a tin of chickpeas using some kitchen towel. Season with lots of salt, pepper and cumin and roast at 180-200 degrees (fan) for approx. half an hour, until golden. The chickpeas go crunchy and taste incredible!
- Kale. “I’m just massaging the kale”- Jade 2017. Massage/marinate your raw kale with lemon juice and tahini, or try hummus, and season. The acid in the lemon juice makes the kale tender and tasty.
- Roasted vege. Asparagus and broccoli work really roasted! To speed things up a bit you could par-boil the vege before whacking them in the oven for a bit.
- Super grains- lemony couscous. Couscous grains + boiling water + lemon juice + mixed herbs = amazing. You could also try using bulgar wheat which tastes good on its own or with pesto.
- GOOD4U Lentil sprout mix. These provide a crunchy and plant based protein source.
- Falafel. I’ll be uploading a simple (of course) falafel recipe soon but I am a huge lover of Cauldron’s range of falafel and tofu.
- Grated carrot. Simple.
- Roasted Potato or sweet potatoes. Roast with paprika for extra taste.
- Edamame beans. Raw and with/without soya sauce
- Cold meats. Chorizo is amazing.
- Hummus. Blitz up chickpeas, lemon juice and olive oil, or use shop bought stuff. Sainsbury’s Basic Hummus (“A little less tahini, well worth dipping into”) is by far my favourite!
- Chia seeds. These are great for your digestion and are good for sprinkling.
- Tomato, basil and mozzarella salad. Marinade chopped tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper and basil. Add mozzarella or feta for a perfect salad.
- Lots of leaves. Salad is great.
Thank you to Jade for her vegan inspo.
Header: Clifton, Bristol 2017.