Happy day, everybody! Today’s dish is one of my preferred kinds of bowls– a vegan buddha bowl– that is named thusly after the food in the bowl accumulating to look like buddha’s stubborn belly! Well, this bowl might not look precisely like that, however you understand.
But having an abundance of food like this truly makes me stop and think about how grateful I am to even have food; never ever having to stress over where my next meal is coming from, or if I’ll have enough to consume. Numerous individuals in the world, and even in our nation, do not have that luxury Too numerous individuals. I wish I could assist them all. And while my household tries to do our part by participating in our church’s food drive, it feels like it’s inadequate.
I had an argument on this extremely subject with one of my good friends– he didn’t think that going vegetarian or vegan would assist anything, and that the market would simply keep going on without him. The assertion that one person going vegan doesn’t make a distinction is totally untrue. In a previous post, I spoke about some chilling statistics
- 795 million people in the world don’t have enough to eat, and.
- We currently have adequate food to feed 4 BILLION extra people, however it’s all going to livestock.
It looks like such a simple solution, right? Even if the world reduced its meat consumption by a quarter– 25%– we would have sufficient food to feed those 795 million individuals going hungry. And if you believe that YOU going vegan or vegetarian, as a person doesn’t make a distinction, I encourage you go to this website VegetarianCalculator.com . This fantastic tool enables you to determine the number of animals you have actually conserved by going vegetarian, AND the number of pounds of CO2 you didn’t.release into the atmosphere by doing so. The results may amaze you– it turns out individuals can.make an unbelievable distinction by going vegan/vegetarian. You are empowered to do a lot more than you think; you are EMPOWERED to conserve the world! It’s a hopeful and extremely positive message. People can.make a difference!
- 1 Cup Quinoa.washed.
- 2 Cup Water.
- 1 1/2 Cups.Cooked Chickpeas.
- Drizzle Olive Oil.or other neutral oil.
- 1/2 Tsp Salt.
- 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika.
- 1 Tsp Chili Powder.
- 1/8 TspTurmeric.
- 1/2 Tsp Oregano.
Red Pepper Sauce.
- 1 Red Bell Pepper.ribs and seeds removed.
- 2 Tbs. Olive Oil.or other neutral oil.
- Juice from 1/2 Lemon.or more to taste.
- 1/2 Tsp Pepper.
- 1/2 Tsp Salt.
- 1/2 Tsp Paprika.
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro.
- Blended Greens.
- An Avocado.
- Sesame Seeds for Garnish.
- Start by preparing the quinoa. Bring 2 cups water to a boil, then include quinoa. Simmer for about 15 minutes up until all water is absorbed. When done, eliminate from heat and keep covered for about 10 minutes so quinoa can take in any excess water.
- In a bowl, toss chickpeas, oil, and spices till chickpeas are equally covered. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake chickpeas for 15-20 minutes, or till preferred doneness is reached.
- To make red pepper dressing, include all dressing ingredients to a blender (not a food mill) and blend on high until smooth. Taste, and adjust spices to your choice.
- Lastly, put together the buddha bowls. In 2 bowls, add quinoa, combined greens, avocado, and chickpeas. Drizzle everything with red pepper sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
P.S. I used the. Magic Bullet blender. ( affiliate link) to make the sauce in this recipe. I enjoy my Magic Bullet for smaller-batch dishes and extremely advise it!