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Bold and satisfying in flavor, vibrantly colored, and super-rich in nutrients, Buddha bowls are easy-to-make one-dish meals. In this beautifully illustrated cookbook, Buddha Bowls author Kelli Foster presents 100 tempting and utterly creative plant-based recipes for making them. These vegan Buddha bowls feature delicious grains, from the familiar, like oats, barley, quinoa Bold and satisfying in flavor, vibrantly colored, and super-rich in nutrients, Buddha bowls are easy-to-make one-dish meals. In this beautifully illustrated cookbook, Buddha Bowls author Kelli Foster presents 100 tempting and utterly creative plant-based recipes for making them. These vegan Buddha bowls feature delicious grains, from the familiar, like oats, barley, quinoa, and rice, to the newly popular, like amaranth, freekeh, and farro, along with all manner of noodles, including pastas, udon, rice noodles, and soba. Nutritious veggies abound, especially greens like spinach, chard, and kale, as do bold flavors and aromatics, like garlic, ginger, lime, tamarind, and lemongrass. Protein-rich ingredients like tofu, tempeh, nuts and nut butters, chia, hemp, and chickpeas make each of these bowls a nutritionally complete meal in just one dish. You will find dozens of robust and filling dinners both for the weekday whirl and for relaxing weekend meals with family and friends. Beyond that, Plant-Based Buddha Bowls includes more than a dozen Morning Buddha Bowls for a power-packed start to the day; Buddha Bowls on the Go, perfect for packing for school or work; calming Mood Bowls, for light suppers and late-night snacks; and even Sweet Buddha Bowls, which use natural sugars only, for treats and desserts—and for the sweet-toothed kids in the household. Whether you're a vegan or vegetarian—or an omnivore who enjoys a plant-based meal from time to time—you will love the taste and convenience of these Buddha bowls. Never has so much color and flavor made its way into one humble bowl.


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Bold and satisfying in flavor, vibrantly colored, and super-rich in nutrients, Buddha bowls are easy-to-make one-dish meals. In this beautifully illustrated cookbook, Buddha Bowls author Kelli Foster presents 100 tempting and utterly creative plant-based recipes for making them. These vegan Buddha bowls feature delicious grains, from the familiar, like oats, barley, quinoa Bold and satisfying in flavor, vibrantly colored, and super-rich in nutrients, Buddha bowls are easy-to-make one-dish meals. In this beautifully illustrated cookbook, Buddha Bowls author Kelli Foster presents 100 tempting and utterly creative plant-based recipes for making them. These vegan Buddha bowls feature delicious grains, from the familiar, like oats, barley, quinoa, and rice, to the newly popular, like amaranth, freekeh, and farro, along with all manner of noodles, including pastas, udon, rice noodles, and soba. Nutritious veggies abound, especially greens like spinach, chard, and kale, as do bold flavors and aromatics, like garlic, ginger, lime, tamarind, and lemongrass. Protein-rich ingredients like tofu, tempeh, nuts and nut butters, chia, hemp, and chickpeas make each of these bowls a nutritionally complete meal in just one dish. You will find dozens of robust and filling dinners both for the weekday whirl and for relaxing weekend meals with family and friends. Beyond that, Plant-Based Buddha Bowls includes more than a dozen Morning Buddha Bowls for a power-packed start to the day; Buddha Bowls on the Go, perfect for packing for school or work; calming Mood Bowls, for light suppers and late-night snacks; and even Sweet Buddha Bowls, which use natural sugars only, for treats and desserts—and for the sweet-toothed kids in the household. Whether you're a vegan or vegetarian—or an omnivore who enjoys a plant-based meal from time to time—you will love the taste and convenience of these Buddha bowls. Never has so much color and flavor made its way into one humble bowl.

30 review for Plant-Based Buddha Bowls: 100 Recipes for Nourishing One-Bowl Vegan Meals

  1. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers. Plant-Based Buddah Bowls is a delicious recipe book for plant-based meals full of goodness and a healthier lifestyle. That is the main reason I requested a copy of this book, because I am looking for more variety in my meals and want to try new, healthier meals for myself and my family. I have found myself getting fed up of cooking the same old meals day in day out during lockd I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers. Plant-Based Buddah Bowls is a delicious recipe book for plant-based meals full of goodness and a healthier lifestyle. That is the main reason I requested a copy of this book, because I am looking for more variety in my meals and want to try new, healthier meals for myself and my family. I have found myself getting fed up of cooking the same old meals day in day out during lockdown and want a little more variety that's healthier too. This book ticked so many of the boxes to what I was looking for and hoping for. The recipes are nutritious, healthy and delicious looking and paired things together that I never would have thought to put together. Can't wait to try some of these bowl meals out!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kimba Tichenor

    A great resource for those who love the convenience of a one-bowl nutritious meal. The book includes options for breakfast as well as sweet treat bowls. With the exception of breakfast and dessert, the recipes are divided according to featured ingredient. For example, there is a section on noodle bowls, broth bowls, rice and grain bowls, etc. Most recipes also include helpful tips about how you can get a head start on preparing a particular recipe, because as any vegan/vegetarian knows, the prep A great resource for those who love the convenience of a one-bowl nutritious meal. The book includes options for breakfast as well as sweet treat bowls. With the exception of breakfast and dessert, the recipes are divided according to featured ingredient. For example, there is a section on noodle bowls, broth bowls, rice and grain bowls, etc. Most recipes also include helpful tips about how you can get a head start on preparing a particular recipe, because as any vegan/vegetarian knows, the prep for Buddha bowls can be quite labor-intensive. My only criticism is that I wish that the author had provided nutritional information for each recipe per serving, i.e., calories, protein, carbs, fiber, and sodium. Still even without this information, this book is a great resource for vegan/vegetarians and for those just wanting to eat healthier. I would like to thank NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for an advance copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Kelli Foster explains what a Buddha bowl is, the four layers, and how to make them. I really like that she notes what ingredients can be prepared ahead for each bowl (think meal prep) so you can just put them together quickly during the week. The first chapter is devoted entirely to sauces, my favorite! These can make or break your bowl, and can be used for many other recipes and on salads. Foster even notes how long each can be stored. The bowl recipes are categorized into chapters, each with a Kelli Foster explains what a Buddha bowl is, the four layers, and how to make them. I really like that she notes what ingredients can be prepared ahead for each bowl (think meal prep) so you can just put them together quickly during the week. The first chapter is devoted entirely to sauces, my favorite! These can make or break your bowl, and can be used for many other recipes and on salads. Foster even notes how long each can be stored. The bowl recipes are categorized into chapters, each with a theme: breakfast, vegetable, rice and grain, etc. Only some bowls are accompanied by pictures. The recipes generally take 30 minutes or less to prepare for four servings. Some ingredients seem exotic to me so they will likely only be found at specialty grocers. This is a 5-star recipe book for me. While I won’t be making everything in it, I look forward to those with commonly available ingredients. My thanks to Harvard Common Press via Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Whitney

    Plant based Buddha Bowls is an excellent addition to any cookbook collection. When I first saw the book, I was intrigued but a bit skeptical. I’m a vegan and well aware of the concept of a Buddha bowl which often contains some combination of veggies, grains, and legumes. However, I often find myself making the same combinations over and over again until I get bored. The beauty of a Buddha bowl is that it’s a quick meal. If I have to waste time thinking of different interesting combinations, I wi Plant based Buddha Bowls is an excellent addition to any cookbook collection. When I first saw the book, I was intrigued but a bit skeptical. I’m a vegan and well aware of the concept of a Buddha bowl which often contains some combination of veggies, grains, and legumes. However, I often find myself making the same combinations over and over again until I get bored. The beauty of a Buddha bowl is that it’s a quick meal. If I have to waste time thinking of different interesting combinations, I will end up just saying forget it, let me go to whichever restaurant I like that makes them, and let me buy one. This book takes out a lot of the guess work regarding which flavor profiles go well together. I look forward to adding this to my collection when it comes out, and anticipate both myself and my omnivore husband will benefit from it! Thank you to NetGalley & the publisher for a free advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Geha

    Plant Based Buddha Bowls by Kelli Foster 100 Recipes for Nourishing One-Bowl Vegan Meals I have long enjoyed Buddha Bowls as an easy way to prepare a quick meal. As I become more and more vegan I look forward to changing up the more common bowls I make, and this book has provided a great deal of inspiration. It has also made me lust after many of the beautiful bowls in the photographs and wonder how many I might be able to find when I am able to go shopping again! The book introduces what Buddha B Plant Based Buddha Bowls by Kelli Foster 100 Recipes for Nourishing One-Bowl Vegan Meals I have long enjoyed Buddha Bowls as an easy way to prepare a quick meal. As I become more and more vegan I look forward to changing up the more common bowls I make, and this book has provided a great deal of inspiration. It has also made me lust after many of the beautiful bowls in the photographs and wonder how many I might be able to find when I am able to go shopping again! The book introduces what Buddha Bowls are and then provides several recipes in each chapter. Chapters are: * Sauces and Extras: some new and some old favorites with ideas for where to try them out * Breakfast Bowls: unusual and varied * Vegetable Power Bowls: unusual and inspiring combinations * Rice and Grain Bowls: intriguing and colorful * Lentil and Bean Bowls: hearty and healthy * Noodle Bowls: Asian inspired (would have enjoyed some others) * Hummus Bowls: plain plus others * Brothy Bowls: different than expected * Sweet Bowls: Made me salivate The Lebanese, Mexican and Italian flavors I gravitate to when making bowls at home were not readily apparent but there were a few Mediterranean options included. I would have liked nutritional information for each recipe and some substitutions for less readily available items but all in all this was a delightful and delicious mental trip through recipes that inspired me to try some new taste ideas when preparing my Buddha Bowl Lunches. Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Harvard Common Press for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4-5 Stars

  6. 4 out of 5

    Franka

    Synopsis: Kelli Foster created a compilation of 100 nourishing one-bowl vegan meal recipes. She combines delicious grains, bold flavors, nutritious veggies and protein-rich ingredients to make each bowl a nutritionally complete meal in just one dish. What I liked - The recipes are easy to follow along. Clear ingredient lists and instructions are included with every bowl. - Every recipe starts with how the author came across the ingredients or what inspired the dish. - There is a wide variety of fla Synopsis: Kelli Foster created a compilation of 100 nourishing one-bowl vegan meal recipes. She combines delicious grains, bold flavors, nutritious veggies and protein-rich ingredients to make each bowl a nutritionally complete meal in just one dish. What I liked - The recipes are easy to follow along. Clear ingredient lists and instructions are included with every bowl. - Every recipe starts with how the author came across the ingredients or what inspired the dish. - There is a wide variety of flavors to choose from making it easy to select a bowl for breakfast, lunch or dinner. - Most recipes include a box called 'Get a head start!' which tells you the ingredients you can prep beforehand and reheat later making it even easier to treat yourself to a bowl anytime of the day. - Kelli Foster makes cooking nutritious vegan meals very accessible, fun and tasty. What I didn’t like - I missed a time indication. Not everyone cooks at the same speed but having the dishes classed as 'super speedy' and 'is worth the cooking time' would complete this book in my opinion. ———————————— I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in return for my honest review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

    This is a great little cookbook. It jumps right into the recipes, without all the science behind why you should eat this way, and organizes by food group - hummus bowls, lentil bowls, etc... The recipes are quick and with simple ingredients you will already have or can easily find. Also lots of great sauces! Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    Date reviewed (Canada) - March 8, 2021 Date reviewed (UK) - March 8, 2021 ... I am bi-country on a VPN digital basis at the moment due to #COVID19 Publication date: April 27th, 2021 When life for the entire galaxy and planet has turned on its end, you are continuing to #maskup and #lockdown to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #secondwave ( #thirdwave ?)is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. I requested and received a Date reviewed (Canada) - March 8, 2021 Date reviewed (UK) - March 8, 2021 ... I am bi-country on a VPN digital basis at the moment due to #COVID19 Publication date: April 27th, 2021 When life for the entire galaxy and planet has turned on its end, you are continuing to #maskup and #lockdown to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #secondwave ( #thirdwave ?)is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. Bold and satisfying in flavour, vibrantly coloured, and super-rich in nutrients, Buddha bowls are easy-to-make one-dish meals. In this beautifully illustrated cookbook, Buddha Bowls author Kelli Foster presents 100 tempting and utterly creative plant-based recipes for making them. These vegan Buddha bowls feature delicious grains, from the familiar, like oats, barley, quinoa, and rice, to the newly popular, like amaranth, freekeh, and farro, along with all manner of noodles, including pastas, udon, rice noodles, and soba. Nutritious veggies abound, especially greens like spinach, chard, and kale, as do bold flavours and aromatics, like garlic, ginger, lime, tamarind, and lemongrass. Protein-rich ingredients like tofu, tempeh, nuts and nut butters, chia, hemp, and chickpeas make each of these bowls a nutritionally complete meal in just one dish. You will find dozens of robust and filling dinners both for the weekday whirl and for relaxing weekend meals with family and friends. Beyond that, Plant-Based Buddha Bowls includes more than a dozen Morning Buddha Bowls for a power-packed start to the day; Buddha Bowls on the Go, perfect for packing for school or work; calming Mood Bowls, for light suppers and late-night snacks; and even Sweet Buddha Bowls, which use natural sugars only, for treats and desserts—and for the sweet-toothed kids in the household. Whether you're a vegan or vegetarian—or an omnivore who enjoys a plant-based meal from time to time—you will love the taste and convenience of these Buddha bowls. Never has so much colour and flavour made its way into one humble bowl. I love one-bowl meals, not that I ever called them Buddha bowls until recently --- they are an excellent way to use up assorted foodstuffs from the fridge that I had always made into soup in past times. I like that they are easily adaptable to add animal products to make your whole family happy with the meal presented to them. (I also believe, personally, that "cheese" that does not come from an animal is udder nonsense! - smirk- ) The recipes are well written and understandable by cooks of all levels and the photos make the food very appealing to myself and other lovers of food out there. What I especially love about the book is that it uses mostly whole ingredients instead of pre-prepared and packaged foods. I do draw the line at making my own cheese beyond a quickly-made mozzarella, and canning tomatoes but the more "ingredients" you use the better. My one nephew says that I never have any food in my house, only ingredients --- that is why I cook so much. I also refuse to eat or cook with Frankenfoods such as "chick'n" and its 88 ingredients vs. 🐔chicken🐔 having one. As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/snowflakes / literally-like-overusers etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🥗🥗🥗🥗🥗

  9. 5 out of 5

    Annie

    Originally posted on my blog: my link text. Plant-Based Buddha Bowls is a well written and accessible tutorial guide with recipes developed by Kelli Foster. Due out 4th May 2021 from Quarto on their Harvard Common Press imprint, it's 160 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats (ebook available now). I am always on the lookout for tasty, convenient, healthy meals with a big bonus for easy variations which can change the taste and look of the meal depending on what appeals at Originally posted on my blog: my link text. Plant-Based Buddha Bowls is a well written and accessible tutorial guide with recipes developed by Kelli Foster. Due out 4th May 2021 from Quarto on their Harvard Common Press imprint, it's 160 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats (ebook available now). I am always on the lookout for tasty, convenient, healthy meals with a big bonus for easy variations which can change the taste and look of the meal depending on what appeals at the time. This book has recipes for mix and match variations for plant-based one-bowl complete meals which include complete proteins, starches, roughage, vegetables and which are also delicious. I'm generally not a super organized plan-ahead type person. Having a selection of previously made ingredients for dinner bowls ready to go is a -workable- way to have nutritiously responsible and tasty food for dinner after work. This collection includes lots and lots of mix-and-match alternatives: start with a base (noodles, rice, and whole grains,for example), add proteins (plant based in this case), plus vegetables, and finish with delicious sauces and dressings. The recipes are arranged thematically: sauces and extras, breakfast bowls, vegetable power bowls, rice and grains, lentils and beans, noodle, hummus, brothy bowls, and sweet bowls. Recipes include a description, yields, ingredients in a bullet style list in a sidebar and step by step clear directions. Ingredients are given with American standard and metric (yay!). Recommended combos are provided in a highlighted text bar along with tips and alternative preparations. Nutritional info is not included. The photography is clear and colorful. At a rough count, about 20-25% of the recipes are accompanied by photos. Serving suggestions are appealing and appropriate. Graphically the book has good contrast and the text is easy to read. This is a good collection of recipes which are anything but bland. This would make a superlative selection for library acquisition, home use, or a good choice for gifting. The versatility of mix-and-match ingredients would make these bowls perfect for meal-prepping. I would also imagine it would be well received by singles or couples who have newly moved into their own places. Five stars. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    Plant-Based Buddha Bowls: 100 Recipes for Nourishing One-Bowl Vegan Meals proves that eating healthy can be delicious. The idea is to put together one-bowl meals that are loaded with a wholesome variety of ingredients that are balanced between protein, vegetables, and healthy fats. The author has included head start tip boxes for each recipe, which can be very helpful during the preparation stage. The biggest disappointment that I have with the cookbook is its lack of photographs, as the bright Plant-Based Buddha Bowls: 100 Recipes for Nourishing One-Bowl Vegan Meals proves that eating healthy can be delicious. The idea is to put together one-bowl meals that are loaded with a wholesome variety of ingredients that are balanced between protein, vegetables, and healthy fats. The author has included head start tip boxes for each recipe, which can be very helpful during the preparation stage. The biggest disappointment that I have with the cookbook is its lack of photographs, as the bright and vibrant colors of these healthy bowls are so inspiring. The sections are as follows, along with some of the standout recipes. Sauces and Extras: Avocado Sauce; Creamy Hummus; Lemon Dressing; Miso-Ginger Sauce Breakfast Bowls: Breakfast Burrito Bowls; Morning Glory Barley Bowls; Leftover Brown Rice Breakfast Bowls Vegetable Power Bowls: Harissa Carrot Bowls; Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Bowls; Farmers Market Bowls Rice and Grain Bowls: Mediterranean Farro Bowls; BBQ Tofu Quinoa Bowls; Asparagus and Mushroom Stir-Fry Bowls Lentil and Bean Bowls: Cuban-Style Black Bean Bowls; Spiced Red Lentil Bowls; Summer Bean Bowls Noodle Bowls: Summer Roll Noodle Bowls; Orange-Sesame Noodle Bowls; Satay Noodle Bowls Hummus Bowls: Mushroom Shawarma Bowls; Roasted Beet Hummus Bowls; Smoky Brussels Sprout Bowls Brothy Bowls: Brothy Miso Mushroom Bowls; Vegetable Ramen Bowls; Green Curry Bowls Sweet Bowls: Wintery Coconut Yogurt Bowls; Caramelized Banana Bowls; Coconut Chia Bowls The recipes are smartly separated into main ingredient type and there are many great dishes from which to choose. The nice thing about this kind of eating is that anything goes, as readers can use these recipes as inspiration to put together their own bowls. For this reason, I would recommend Plant-Based Buddha Bowls: 100 Recipes for Nourishing One-Bowl Vegan Meals to other readers. Disclaimer: I was given an Advanced Reader's Copy by NetGalley and the publisher, Harvard Common Press. The decision to review this cookbook was entirely my own.

  11. 5 out of 5

    J Earl

    Plant-Based Buddha Bowls by Kelli Foster is an appealing collection of easy to follow recipes. I have tried a couple so far and am very pleased. I should start by saying that Foster makes a comment in the beginning of the book that I think applies to most recipes but especially to something like this. Namely that these are not so much strict recipes as they are templates to couple with your imagination and palate. The two I tried so far (and just one of the sauces so far) I followed the recipe pr Plant-Based Buddha Bowls by Kelli Foster is an appealing collection of easy to follow recipes. I have tried a couple so far and am very pleased. I should start by saying that Foster makes a comment in the beginning of the book that I think applies to most recipes but especially to something like this. Namely that these are not so much strict recipes as they are templates to couple with your imagination and palate. The two I tried so far (and just one of the sauces so far) I followed the recipe pretty close, which is my normal for a first try. I want to know the baseline, which for me is the dish as presented, before I make a lot of changes. I really liked these as they were but also am looking forward to different vegetables at different times of year. This is a wonderful book for those who like healthy meals that are also easy to eat. Yeah, that sounds a little odd, but I love just being able to dig in and eat, one of the reasons I like casseroles so much. Or, as some of my friends say, I like shoveling food since I can shovel it into my mouth. But I don't think that is completely accurate, I do savor each bite, I just don't have to take a bite of food A then a bite of food B and chew them together. It's in there! If you're wanting to be more plant-based but not sure what to eat beides a few of the obvious meals, this will offer and endless mix and match for you to eat. Plus, as you experiment, you'll discover new combinations that you can adapt to other dishes besides Buddha Bowls. Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Diane Hernandez

    I am still struggling with my New Year’s resolutions: eating healthier and reducing food waste. However, I believe Plant-based Buddha Bowls will help me achieve both. Every Sunday I cram my fridge with fruit and veggies along with my good intentions. Every Saturday I feel guilty about throwing out most of said fruit and veg. Usually, I try to use up some of the vegetables in soup. But soon it will be too hot out here in the desert for that solution. This book has some creative ways to either save I am still struggling with my New Year’s resolutions: eating healthier and reducing food waste. However, I believe Plant-based Buddha Bowls will help me achieve both. Every Sunday I cram my fridge with fruit and veggies along with my good intentions. Every Saturday I feel guilty about throwing out most of said fruit and veg. Usually, I try to use up some of the vegetables in soup. But soon it will be too hot out here in the desert for that solution. This book has some creative ways to either save (i.e., Quick-Pickled Vegetables) or eat in a new way (basically most of the other recipes) your unused produce. My favorite recipes, so far, are the Asparagus and Mushroom Stir Fry Bowl and the Brown Rice and Broccoli Goddess Bowl. Speaking of the Goddess Bowl, the sauces here are simple but delicious. They are especially useful to save any very ripe avocados on your counter. I still have several recipes that I want to make from this book. The Stir Fry Bowl was so good that my husband, a big meat and potatoes guy, asked to eat some and enjoyed it. Overall, easy, delicious and healthy vegan recipes make Plant-based Buddha Bowls a good choice. However, I do wish the book had pictures of every recipe and nutritional information. 4 stars! Thanks to Harvard Common Press, Quarto Pub and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sarah-Joy Somarriba

    Plant-Based Buddha Bowls: 100 Recipes for Nourishing One-Bowl Vegan Meals by Kelli Foster This cookbook by Kelli Foster is fabulous! While they target the book toward vegans, anyone wanting to explore a more plant-based diet would benefit. Someone could swap every recipe out for non-vegan protein without a hitch if desired. However, vegans rejoice! This book is everything! Easy, one bowl, beautiful and well-rounded dishes you can put on the table in no time. An aspect of the text I appreciated was Plant-Based Buddha Bowls: 100 Recipes for Nourishing One-Bowl Vegan Meals by Kelli Foster This cookbook by Kelli Foster is fabulous! While they target the book toward vegans, anyone wanting to explore a more plant-based diet would benefit. Someone could swap every recipe out for non-vegan protein without a hitch if desired. However, vegans rejoice! This book is everything! Easy, one bowl, beautiful and well-rounded dishes you can put on the table in no time. An aspect of the text I appreciated was the different spices used from cultures around the world. The recipes included Cuban-inspired dishes, Asian-inspired, and Indian-inspired dishes to name a few. Also, lots of bowl recipes can leave you making up your own sauces or digging through the fridge - not so here! There is an entire section dedicated to this, and wow is that avocado sauce delicious! The Cuban Style Black Bean bowl was a HIT for my family. Everyone enjoyed it, from the 1-year-old to the 40-year-old. For the meat-eaters, I added a little of flank steak and called it a day. Are you looking for a one-bowl dish with a nutritional punch? Look no further! Thank you to Harvard Common Press, Kelli Foster, and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review. Read On, SJ

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bookgrrl

    I am a huge fan of Buddha Bowls, as they are infinitely customizable, so I was very excited to get this book to review. First of all, I want to say a big THANK YOU that this “Plant based“ cookbook is fully vegan (I really hate the new trend of books saying they’re plant-based but then doing a bait and switch by having meat and dairy in the recipes). Not only are these recipes vegan but many are also WFPB, as there are few processed ingredients being used (and very little oil). This book includes I am a huge fan of Buddha Bowls, as they are infinitely customizable, so I was very excited to get this book to review. First of all, I want to say a big THANK YOU that this “Plant based“ cookbook is fully vegan (I really hate the new trend of books saying they’re plant-based but then doing a bait and switch by having meat and dairy in the recipes). Not only are these recipes vegan but many are also WFPB, as there are few processed ingredients being used (and very little oil). This book includes recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert. One thing to note is that while this cookbook is not marketed as gluten-free, at least half of the recipes have no gluten, and the rest are very easily adaptable (for example, subbing rice for barley, or gluten-free ramen for regular ramen). My only small complaint would be that I wish there were more photos in the book; I think pictures are very important in a cookbook. Otherwise this is a fantastic cookbook! Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go try the BBQ Tofu Quinoa Bowl. Thank you to NetGalley & Quarto Publishing Group - Harvard Common Press for this advanced reader copy. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Joy Z

    I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I been wanting to incorporate more vegetables into my diet, and perfect timing, this book arrived! I tried the following recipes: Morning Green Bowls- I like to eat warm breakfast, so I chose this one over the other yogurt- based bowls. The sweet potatoes, and grains kept me full and the added blueberries was nice, in between kale bites. Farmer's Market Bowls- I like sweet potatoes and quinoa, what can I say, I e I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I been wanting to incorporate more vegetables into my diet, and perfect timing, this book arrived! I tried the following recipes: Morning Green Bowls- I like to eat warm breakfast, so I chose this one over the other yogurt- based bowls. The sweet potatoes, and grains kept me full and the added blueberries was nice, in between kale bites. Farmer's Market Bowls- I like sweet potatoes and quinoa, what can I say, I eliminated watercress, but added summer squash and cherry tomatoes and corn, very good. Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Bowls- wild rice are delicious, went very well with sweet potatoes. Chipotle Sweet Potatoes Hummus Bowl- I guess I just really like these ingredients, sweet potatoes, quinoa, lentils Whipped Pineapple- Coconut Bowls- delicious! I had nicecream before, but the added coconut milk took it to a new level PB&J Nice Cream Bowls- again, delicious, tasted like a dream.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Johanna Sawyer

    What a gorgeous book! Neat, stylized pages filled with an assortment of plant based meals found in a bowl. Most of the recipes contain tofu, curry, hummus, leafy greens, cauliflower rice, beans, with a vegetarian flair. What did I like? While you can mix or match any variety in a Buddha bowl I found most of these combinations not for me. I like a more American rendition. I’m also not a vegan/ vegetarian but love a great meatless monday approach. Would I recommend or buy? This book is for a mor What a gorgeous book! Neat, stylized pages filled with an assortment of plant based meals found in a bowl. Most of the recipes contain tofu, curry, hummus, leafy greens, cauliflower rice, beans, with a vegetarian flair. What did I like? While you can mix or match any variety in a Buddha bowl I found most of these combinations not for me. I like a more American rendition. I’m also not a vegan/ vegetarian but love a great meatless monday approach. Would I recommend or buy? This book is for a more strict approach to vegetarian plant based bowl with an Middle East touch since a ton of these include curry, and hummus. Way more healthier for you but I can’t accustom to the flavors. I’d recommend it to people who love those flavors and it is a gorgeous book! I received a complimentary copy to read and voluntarily left a review!

  17. 4 out of 5

    CC

    I've been generally following a low carb diet for some years but have always had some curiousity about plant based eating as more meatless options have gained traction. This book is beautifully laid out and very easy to follow thanks to an author who very obviously loves food every bit as much as I do. The recipes are thoughtful, with plays on flavour that I found inspiring. More importantly the majority of listed ingredients are readily available- there are no obstacles to getting started. My o I've been generally following a low carb diet for some years but have always had some curiousity about plant based eating as more meatless options have gained traction. This book is beautifully laid out and very easy to follow thanks to an author who very obviously loves food every bit as much as I do. The recipes are thoughtful, with plays on flavour that I found inspiring. More importantly the majority of listed ingredients are readily available- there are no obstacles to getting started. My one criticism along the same lines is I felt with so many bowls having similar ingredients slightly rearranged that they began to feel repetitive, with only a different topping or sauce to distinguish between. I still found a lot of good recipes to consider at some point in the future, and as an introduction I learned a lot.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    Plant-Based Buddha Bowls: 100 Recipes for Nourishing One-Bowl Vegan Meals by Kelli Foster Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group – Harvard Common Press Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine Publication Date: May 4, 2021 Plant-Based Buddha Bowls by Kelli Foster contains 100 recipes for vegan bowls. I am always looking for healthier recipes to try with my husband. There is great diversity of recipes, ranging from breakfast bowls to noodle bowls. There are dessert options, as well as a who chapter devoted to sauces. Plant-Based Buddha Bowls: 100 Recipes for Nourishing One-Bowl Vegan Meals by Kelli Foster Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group – Harvard Common Press Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine Publication Date: May 4, 2021 Plant-Based Buddha Bowls by Kelli Foster contains 100 recipes for vegan bowls. I am always looking for healthier recipes to try with my husband. There is great diversity of recipes, ranging from breakfast bowls to noodle bowls. There are dessert options, as well as a who chapter devoted to sauces. These recipes sound amazing and I look forward to trying some. I can even add some meat for my husband and he won't notice that the meal is healthier! I'm so grateful to Kelli Foster, Quarto Publishing Group – Harvard Common Press, and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this ARC ebook in exchange for my honest review.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tove R.

    Such a wonderful book with delicious buddha bowl recipes. Everything looks delicious! I wish every bowl had a picture attached, because pictures of food are essential in a book like this. I eat buddha bowls almost daily, and I'm always looking for new ideas. It is quite easy to make the same dishes over and over again, and even a simple change of sauce of changing a few key ingredients can make a big difference. I immediately found a few new things I will try. I already know I'll love them. The g Such a wonderful book with delicious buddha bowl recipes. Everything looks delicious! I wish every bowl had a picture attached, because pictures of food are essential in a book like this. I eat buddha bowls almost daily, and I'm always looking for new ideas. It is quite easy to make the same dishes over and over again, and even a simple change of sauce of changing a few key ingredients can make a big difference. I immediately found a few new things I will try. I already know I'll love them. The great thing about buddha bowls is that if you don't care for an ingredient, you can just forget about it, or add a favourite of yours into the mix. The book is to the point, there is no extra fuss, no long background stories, which I think have nothing to do with a book filled with recipes. I also enjoyed the split in different categories of buddha bowls. Highly recommended!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Colette Brennan

    I have tried Buddha Bowls on my travels and found them very nutritious and filling. When I found this book I was at a point where I needed to improve my diet. Lockdown had made me lazy in my food choices. This book is ideal for someone who wants to improve their nutritional intake and make healthy portable meals to take to work. I use the recipes for breakfast and lunch to go to work. They are far more nutritious than a sandwich! Have fun creating your own recipes using the basic Buddha Bowl ste I have tried Buddha Bowls on my travels and found them very nutritious and filling. When I found this book I was at a point where I needed to improve my diet. Lockdown had made me lazy in my food choices. This book is ideal for someone who wants to improve their nutritional intake and make healthy portable meals to take to work. I use the recipes for breakfast and lunch to go to work. They are far more nutritious than a sandwich! Have fun creating your own recipes using the basic Buddha Bowl steps too! Try the Loaded Falafel, Creamy Lemony White Beans with Greens and Chai Poached Pears with Cashew Crumble.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Josephine

    I picked this up because I like the one-bowl meal idea. I also mostly eat only vegetarian so the vegan meals interest me, as well. I'm pretty much a 5 ingredient or less meal cook or send me a meal kit with all the food I need to make meals. In other words, simple recipes. These look pretty simple. Not like 5 ingredients or less simple, but the one-bowl idea helps to pull me into trying these. They look really delicious! Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for a free eARC in ex I picked this up because I like the one-bowl meal idea. I also mostly eat only vegetarian so the vegan meals interest me, as well. I'm pretty much a 5 ingredient or less meal cook or send me a meal kit with all the food I need to make meals. In other words, simple recipes. These look pretty simple. Not like 5 ingredients or less simple, but the one-bowl idea helps to pull me into trying these. They look really delicious! Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for a free eARC in exchange for an honest review.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Amy Dendy

    Plan-Based Buddha Bowls, by Kelli Foster, is a trendy and healthy answer to improving wellness..It has numerous illustrations alas colorful and inviting as the front cover to inspire your quest to improve wellness via good nutrition. The components of these bowls include nuts,nut butters,seeds,fruits,beans, and veggies. You will not be disappointed by the variety of combinations shown in this book,Plant abased Buddha Bowls.You will likely, be as excited as I was to discover many new breakfast co Plan-Based Buddha Bowls, by Kelli Foster, is a trendy and healthy answer to improving wellness..It has numerous illustrations alas colorful and inviting as the front cover to inspire your quest to improve wellness via good nutrition. The components of these bowls include nuts,nut butters,seeds,fruits,beans, and veggies. You will not be disappointed by the variety of combinations shown in this book,Plant abased Buddha Bowls.You will likely, be as excited as I was to discover many new breakfast combinations and look forward to exploring and trying many of them.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sadie

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. I thought this new plant based cookbook was written very well and was beautiful. I made some of the recipes and they worked well and were delicious. This could also work well for people who do not strictly adhere to a plant based diet, by using milk based yogurt or similar in places. I will point out that there are few recipes that are not found in every pantry, but I don't think any were so uncommon that they couldn't be found. I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. I thought this new plant based cookbook was written very well and was beautiful. I made some of the recipes and they worked well and were delicious. This could also work well for people who do not strictly adhere to a plant based diet, by using milk based yogurt or similar in places. I will point out that there are few recipes that are not found in every pantry, but I don't think any were so uncommon that they couldn't be found.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Cheyenne

    For the past couple of months I have been really intrigued in bowl meals, and happened to stumble upon this little treasure. The recipes that I tried were so delicious and easy to follow. The recipes and photographs of the completed dishes is so well laid out with suggestions for variations to each recipe, it was easy to plan a weekly meal plan. This is definitely a keeper.

  25. 5 out of 5

    caroline

    I learnt a lot by using the recipes in this book - I am not vegan or vegetarian but am trying to lose weight so I thought I would give this a go. The recipes were simple to follow - I now know what a Buddha bowl is. - in my words a one dish bowl meal. I was given an advance copy by the publishers and netgalley but the review is entirely my own.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kacy Steiger

    This copy was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and the publisher for review: all opinions are my own. ' If 2020 taught us anything, it is that health is wealth. I was so excited to jump into Plant-Based Buddha Bowls for the more health, veggie conscious moments when I have the time to flex my cooking muscles. In April I start yoga teacher training and becoming a vegetarian during that time is something I want to strive for and try out; and I think this book is a great guide for finding fun, eas This copy was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and the publisher for review: all opinions are my own. ' If 2020 taught us anything, it is that health is wealth. I was so excited to jump into Plant-Based Buddha Bowls for the more health, veggie conscious moments when I have the time to flex my cooking muscles. In April I start yoga teacher training and becoming a vegetarian during that time is something I want to strive for and try out; and I think this book is a great guide for finding fun, easier recipes so I don't get bored with my meals. What I enjoyed about this book was that though the meals were really healthy/cleaner eating options, not many of the recipes called for hard to find and outlandish health foods. Some of the veggies will be a seasonal finds but that's not unusual with any cookbook. I liked how the contents were broken into categories: sauces (which, might be my favorite part because I already eat simple- having a chronic illness that affects my digestive system- so I'm always searching for ways to spice up my simple meals without having an irritant), breakfast, plant power, grain bowls and etc. I'm most excited to try my hand at the Loaded Falafel Bowls! fingers crossed.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Piper

    A have looked through this book and there are plenty of recipes I will be trying. I have already recommended this book to my vegetarian friends.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Dame Samara

    My first thought in looking through this book is that I want every bowl shown in this book. It played into my desperate need to own a fantastic variety of bowls. But this was definitely surpassed my original expectations. When I think Buddha bowls, I think Farro, some random conglomerate of veggies, and some hummus. To pass this book up because you had a similar thought process to me, don't let this dissuade you from getting this book. Because it so much more, I was particularly stricken with the My first thought in looking through this book is that I want every bowl shown in this book. It played into my desperate need to own a fantastic variety of bowls. But this was definitely surpassed my original expectations. When I think Buddha bowls, I think Farro, some random conglomerate of veggies, and some hummus. To pass this book up because you had a similar thought process to me, don't let this dissuade you from getting this book. Because it so much more, I was particularly stricken with the breakfast bowls, I am a sucker for a bowl of oatmeal, and Kelli Foster has opened up new doors for me to explore. But also there are some really delicious-looking, "Sweet bowls" as well. I am sure I will be using this all year round with the variety of recipes in this book.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Elena Pauli

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sarita Subramaniam

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