Veggie Buddha Bowls | Featuring Hemp
Veggie Buddha Bowls
Featuring Hulled Hemp Seeds and Hemp Seed Oil
We thought about posting a measured out recipe
1. Select and Cook Your Grains
Seek out whole grains, such as brown rice, buckwheat, millet, rye berries, black rice, wheat berries or quinoa.
2. Prep Your Veggies
Roast veggies, such as cauliflower, mushrooms, bell pepper, beets, carrots, zucchini, peppers and/or onions
Chop, dice, shred or grate any raw veggies you like—try grated carrots, diced cucumbers, shredded jicama, grated beets, shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, sliced radishes—for added texture and crunch.
3. Prep Your Protein
Buddha bowls are generally vegetarian, leaning heavily on beans or tofu for protein. But feel free to pump up the protein by adding lean fish or chicken. If you're using canned beans, make sure to drain and rinse well. You can heat them up or leave them cold. Cook any lean meats by either roasting in the oven (along with any veggies) or quickly pan-searing. Tofu can be baked in a marinade of equal parts olive oil and low-sodium soy sauce for added flavor and improved texture.
4. Dress Your Bowl
Here's where the delicious flavors come in. You can dress your Buddha bowl with store-bought dressings if you're short on time or make your own creations at home. Think tahini sauce, creamy avocado dressing, sesame vinaigrette—the possibilities are endless. You can even dress your bowl with a simple drizzle of hemp seed oil, balsamic vinegar (or lemon juice) and salt and pepper.
5. Bedazzle Your Bowl
This is where it gets fun. Sprinkle your beautiful bowls with toasted seeds or nuts, such as pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and/or hulled hemp seeds. Scatter fresh herbs or top with fresh sprouts, such as sunflower sprouts, radish sprouts or even pea shoots.