Kripalu Recipe: Buddha Bowl

The Buddha Bar at Kripalu offers a variety of foods simply prepared along with various spices, sauces, and condiments. Guests love to build their own Buddha Bowls according to their dietary needs for that day. The bowls themselves are sized to provide enough food to sustain you but not so much that you feel sluggish. Our Buddha Bowls sell like hotcakes in the gift shop, but any 3-cup bowl will do. It’s most important to fill your bowl with a balance of colorful greens, grains, vegetables, protein-rich foods, and some nuts, seeds, seasonings, or sauces for color, pop, spice, and crunch.

Grains: brown rice, quinoa, or millet

Vegetables: steamed, sautéed, roasted, or grilled

Sea greens: arame, wakame, or kelp

Pickles: kimchi, sauerkraut, pickled radishes 

Protein: cooked beans or legumes, tofu or tempeh

Sauces: tamari, hot sauce, Tahini Sauce, Cilantro Mint Chutney

Seeds: roasted almonds, roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin dulse, gomasio

Spices: cayenne, turmeric, cumin, coriander, kelp powder, cardamom, ginger, garam masala

Oils: ghee, extra-virgin olive oil, toasted sesame oil

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Excerpted from The Kripalu Kitchen by Jeremy Rock Smith with David Joachim. Copyright © 2019 by Jeremy Rock Smith. Excerpted by permission of Ballantine Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.