Buddha Bowl Buffet

Yesterday was our last get-together with sis and her bf.  They fly off to London tomorrow.  They’re going to be sadly missed.  We had a send-off lunch and one my other sis-in-laws suggested Buddha Bowls.  It’s perfect since it can be made to be totally vegan.  I loved the whole concept since you can really have a variety of items in your bowl.  Here are the items we had in our buffet.

file_006Grains:  Brown Rice and Quinoa

Proteins:  Tofu Puffs, Fried Tofu slices, Edamame, French lentils (Technically, Quinoa is also protein)

Vegetables: Corn kernels, cucumber chunks, carrots shredded, avocado cubes, roasted butternut squash slices, cherry tomatoes halved, shredded head lettuce, shredded romaine lettuce, blanched and chopped rapini with olive oil and garlic, sliced shanghai bok choy

Aromatics: red onion, scallions, cilantro, basil

Crunchy Toppings: Cashew pieces, chickpea puffs

Dressings: Tahini, Soy Maple Garlic, Peanut

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There are endless combinations you can make with these choices.  In fact, there are even more items available you can use.  The possibilities are endless.

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It’s easy to have two or three bowls since it’s all so light and fresh.  And the best part is that there’s no need to worry about the food getting cold as everything is served at room temperature.  As for dressings, I chose the peanut and soy ones because I love those flavours.  You can use whatever dressings suit your tastebuds.

file_003This has me thinking now.  I’m going to serve this next time we have a party since people can just help themselves and it can be completely vegan and gluten-free.

What other items do you think would be good to include in a Buddha Bowl?

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