ROASTED CHICKPEA VEGGIE BUDDHA BOWL WITH QUINOA
When something as healthy and filling as quinoa makes its debut into your kitchen this week then let me tell you that you meal prep is halfway there. This is from a bowl of quinoa that I made last week where I shared the recipe and the post. I even went on about it on my Instagram story (sorry about that guys but it was seriously too good to not share!)
I used 1 cup of red and white quinoa to a cup of water and it stayed fresh in the fridge for 4 days. That means four healthy meals made easy. This recipe is one of them and another one is a quick addition of kale that I made sweat in red garlic for a minute topped off with a poached egg. Some quick and easy breakfast inspiration.
BUDDHA BOWL MADE EASY
Not sure what is “politically correct” when it comes to what to add into a buddha bowl but I will say that it’s tasty and allows so much room for food creativity!
I suppose one could argue that this is just a bowl of veggies and they would be right. The only difference is how you plate it and make it look edible and appealing. After all, we are visual beings.
TALKING FOOD AND PRESENTATION
Late last year I was invited onto a local radio show to talk about my food journey, Anosmic Kitchen and how it all came about. Wonderful experience and met some brilliant people❤️
One of the questions was – you must take a lot of time to prepare what could be a simple bowl of food. He was referring to my oats recipe when the question went something like this ‘ when I eat oats I pour my oats in the bowl, milk and sugar and eat’ but your oats recipes have so many other things going on. He also made reference to my basmati rice – love those guys 🙂
I remember my response and stick by it –
If you are going to eat something would you not like to make it look good? Maybe a touch of cinnamon this morning? A drizzle of honey? Some fruit? Maybe some PB. My point is that even if it’s just a bowl of oats you can turn it into a spinach rissotto! Basmiti rice – season it up guys, rice is already bland enough.
MAIN INGREDIENTS IN THIS BUDDHA BOWL
The two main ingredients here are the quinoa and the chickpeas. This way you are sure not to be completely famished five minutes after you’ve just had a green salad. Here are a few inspiring ideas for you:
BUDDHA BOWLS THAT I KNOW YOU WILL LOVE
- Beetroot Patty Oat-bowl
- Scrumptious Nutritious Vegan Buddha Bowl
- Healthy Zucchini Sweet Potato Nourishing Bowl
- Roasted Cauliflower in Tahini – Buddha Bowl
- Healthy Food Plate & Lifestyle
- Pasta Pesto Rainbow Buddha Bowl
You could toss your chickpeas in the oven and let them roast but as you know I am all about spicing things up in the kitchen. You can see the full recipe for these roast chickpeas right here on my blog.
WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS BUDDHA BOWL MADE EASY
- it’s good
- healthy & colorful
- easy to prepare & easy prep for the week
- fresh and convenient
- damn delicious
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BUDDHA BOWL MADE EASY + VIDEO
- leafy greens
- cooked quinoa
- cubed cucumber
- a mix of sliced and whole cherry tomatoes
- roasted chickpeas
- roasted beetroot
- sliced avocado
- a squeeze fresh lime or lemon and juice
Additional Extras - Optional
- bottled capers
- bottled sweet peppers
- pink bottled Asian ginger
- pomegranate seeds (aril)
- baby green onion strings
- crushed seeds or nuts
- Assemble all the ingredients into a large enough bowl and enjoy.
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