I don't know about you, but when it comes to a meal, I like variety. I think it's important to have different textures, flavours, and spices used in one meal to make it as delicious and interesting as possible. With that being said, I bring you the Buddha Bowl (version 1)! This Buddha Bowl is filled to the brim with lots of filling and hearty veggies, rice, tempeh, nuts, and hummus goodness!
You will need: (1 serving)
1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 shallot, peeled and halved
1 small zucchini, sliced in rounds
Rice or quinoa of your choice (I used a mixture of both)
Tempeh (1/4 of a pack cut into triangles)
Hummus (as much as you like)
Nuts and seeds (I used sunflower seeds and pistachios)
Salt, seasonings, spices of choice (I used paprika, cumin, dried oregano and thyme)
Oil for the vegetables
To start, preheat your oven to 380 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. On the first, place the sweet potato mixed with oil, salt, and spices. On the second, place the zucchini dressed in oil, salt, and spices, and the shallot with oil. Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy and cooked.
At the same time, make your rice or quinoa. I was lucky enough to have both on hand so I skipped this step at this time.
Season your tempeh with some paprika, and cook in a pan until cooked through. Do this within the last 5 minutes of the vegetables cooking.
Once everything is cooked, prepare your bowl. The bottom of the bowl will hold the rice, and next layer on the vegetables and tempeh. In the centre, I added the seeds, pistachios, and homemade hummus. Enjoy!
You can make this buddha bowl with whatever veggies you have on hand. The combinations are endless, and so are the health benefits. Try making a buddha bowl and see how it transforms your evening!