In case you’ve never had a buddha bowl, what they are is this: a well-balanced mix of proteins, carbs, and vegetables served in one bowl. You start with a base of grains like quinoa or rice, then you add a protein, veggies, and a sauce or broth to give you a complete meal. They’re actually very popular in my house. I have one kid who is vegetarian and another that is willing to try anything.
Buddha Bowls is an excellent resource as well as a cookbook full of delicous and varied recipes. The introduciton tells you about all the different grains you can use as the basis for your delicious bowl. It covers everything from the usual rice and noodles to more unsusual grains like buckwheat and amaranth. Plus, you get a handy dandy cooking chart for easy reference.
What I loved best about this cookbook was the wide variety of sauces as well as all the different types of bowls it offers. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or an omnivore, there’s something in this book for you. An example of some of the tasty recipes included in this book:
Avocado Sauce – sure to be a hit with both of my kids
Sesame Tuna Bowls – a surefire hit for me
Harissa Chicken Bowls – something I could actually convince my husband to eat
Greek Power Bowls
Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Bowls – something I think my younger child will end up having for lunch before long
Buddha Bowls is divided up into neat sections giving you many options to choose from. Breakfast ideas, dessert ideas, and then whether you want to be a meat eater or a vegetarian for the meal. Plus, many of the recipes come with suggestions for different sauces or how to make a meat-laden bowl into a vegetarian option. It’s a very comprehensive and easy-to use cookbook.
*Thanks to Netgalley, the author and publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for a review.