Buddha Bowl

A Buddha Bowl isn't a specific recipe, but models how the Buddha may have eaten from a single bowl a variety of grains, beans and veggies that were donated to him as he walked through the villages of his time.

Buddha Bowl (Serves 6)


Grain and Lentil Recipe:

  • 1½ cup black lentils
  • ½ cup brown rice
  • ½ cup whole oats
  • 5 cups filtered water

Wash lentils and grains well. Add ingredients to a medium size pan. Add filtered water and bring to a brisk boil. Turn heat to “Simmer” and cover. Cook for 50 minutes.

Vegetables for Bowl

  • 1 bunch kale, wash and tear into small pieces
  • 3 carrots, cut in half moon pieces
  • 1 beet, cut off top and bottom and then cut in cubes
  • ¼ cup filtered water

Wash veggies well. Tear kale into small pieces and cut carrots and beets.

In a large pan, add filtered water and vegetables. Cook covered until tender (approximately 15 minutes).

When veggies are done, put grain and lentils in a bowl and add cooked veggies. Good to also add some raw veggies like shredded cabbage, peppers, onion, tomato, cucumber or anything that strikes your fancy.

Cover all with Bitchin Sauce (recipe below).

NOTE: There is an infinite variety of bowls possible by simply keeping in mind adding about 30% in grains and beans/lentils, 30% in leafy greens, 30% cooked veggies and 10% raw veggies.

Bitchin' Sauce

  • 1/3-cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons Sumac (Optional for a salty taste))
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1½ teaspoons Coconut Aminos

Squeeze the lemon and add the garlic cloves to it in a small bowl. This can help to take a little of the heat and edge off the raw garlic. Add all the other ingredients in a blender.

Now add the garlic and lemon juice and blend on high for 30-40 seconds, until smooth and creamy.

Store in refrigerator.