I’ve just entered this phase where I could eat anything provided there’s peanut sauce on the side. And it’s a bit crazy given the fact that peanut butter always scared me. I can hear my mother tell the story of my aunt spending on summer in the US and coming back to France weighting….way more, just because she had eaten peanut butter the whole time. Since starting my journey of becoming vegan, I’ve realized how careful I need to be when it comes to covering my nutritious needs. Turning vegan is not a trend like changing your hair colour, we really have to make sure we properly transition from omnivore to vegan, without our body having any kind of deficiency.
During our short trip to Salt Spring Island last July, we had an amazing time strolling along the different stalls at the Saturday market. The lady at the Airbnb we rented recommended us to try out the tacos and they did not disappoint! One of the first things I did coming back from our relaxing weekend was to make my own version of the recipe which is slightly healthier (no deep fried avocados) and more satisfying (I could not help but add more veggies and grilled tofu). These tortillas are super easy to prepare and full of flavour.
I love quinoa bowls, they are so versatile and I’d love it to become my full-time job: “Quinoa Bowls Recipe Developer”. Sounds fancy, doesn’t it?? After a lot of practice, I’m happy to share that I’ve finally found a way to make the perfect crispy tofu and part of my secret is to set the oven to the right temperature.
Once again, I have to thank the amazing community of online food blogger. This time, I found my inspiration on Glue & Glitter, a blog full of amazing vegan recipes. I think what makes this recipe a gem is the homemade avocado pesto that you can spot in the center of the bowl.
With raw veggies, preparing a Buddha Bow is a child’s play and get a lot faster than with cooked vegetables! If you are up for a light and delicious meal that takes only a few minutes to prepare, this recipe is for you!
It has become a tradition for me to cook one Buddha Bowl a week and I’m pretty happy about it. Especially because I have managed to make my carnivore other half eat tofu. You have no idea who I’m dealing with 🙂 ! I’m trying to reduce meat in our diet as much as possible (without banning it completely) and finding savory and nourishing vegetarian dishes can sometimes be tricky.
I'm still experimenting with Buddha Bowl and the most challenging part for me is to cook the tofu perfectly as well as keeping all the ingredients warm. There are so many! I have a small kitchen in my apartment right now and somehow when I prepare Buddha Bowls, it always looks like there was an epic battle happening...