Lazy moments happen to the best of us and all you can do about it is either complain about it or push through it. Personally, I prefer to do a little bit of both, mostly complain while I push through it.
But that’s just me.
One of my go to meals when I’m feeling lazy because, for example, the temperature has been creeping up towards forty degrees Celsius and you just don’t wanna be in the kitchen, is a Buddha bowl. All you have to do is take a quick look around this blog and you’ll find enough vegan bowl recipes to wonder if I know how to cook anything else.
I do, but Bowl meals are an excellent way to provide your meal with:
Tons of nutrients
A mix of veggies
And you can do it without adding any animal products or unnecessary fats.
Today’s Bowl is aptly called, The Lazy Vegan’s Buddha Bowl
There are a few reasons this recipe is made for the lazy vegan and the first is, the oven. You can put everything in the oven (in stages) and it will do all of the hard work for you.
The best part of all? This recipe is completely plant based!
Here’s what you need: Corn on the cob, potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms & couscous…easy, right?
The mushrooms and potatoes went into the oven first because potatoes take forever, especially on our 50 year old stove in our Romanian rental and also because…potatoes. The mushrooms will need to cook out a lot of that water if you want them to have a substantial feel to them and also, a little bit of a bite.
Season them however you want. I used a blend of cumin, harissa powder, salt & pepper, turmeric, smoky paprika and baharrat. These are the main spices I used for just about everything, only mixing it up so they all blended together beautifully. The corn I seasoned with salt, black pepper and garlic granules and vegan butter, wrapped it in foil and cooked about 15 minutes in the oven.
Okay, I lied, the broccoli was already done when I popped it into the oven to give a bit of crispiness on the edges. And it was delicious!
If you think this meal is a little too bland–it isn’t–then you can whip up a quick vegan pesto cream like I did.
Take your favorite pesto recipe and add some vegan yogurt to the mix and voila, you’ve got a nice sauce to add on top of your vegan Buddha bowl!
The pesto is a mixture of basil, parsley and carrot greens but feel free to use whatever makes you do the Yum Yum dance.
Just plate it, eat it and then brag to all your friends that you got to eat all this for just 539 calories!
What’s your favorite type of Buddha bowl?