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Vegan Buddha Bowls: Easy, Healthy Recipes to Feel Great from the Inside Out

“Vegan Buddha Bowls is everything you want in a cookbook and more. It’s filled with nourishment, colors and unique concepts to fill your kitchen and bellies with joy. Bringing approachable recipes to the forefront of the food scene is so important, and Cara has done just that.” Maria Koutsogiannis, founder of Food by Maria, author of Mindful Vegan Meals


After struggling with an eating disorder growing up, Cara Carin Cifelli, creator of Cara’s Kitchen and holistic health coach, learned to heal her relationship with food through cooking and learning about the nutritional value of different foods. For Cifelli, a vegan diet meant being able to nourish herself in a way that aligned with her environmental values. Since she began learning about and loving plant-based foods, she has found that bowls are an easy way to pack in a variety of ingredients, textures and flavors. In her first cookbook, VEGAN BUDDHA BOWLS, Cifelli shares 62 creative bowl recipes that are healthy, simple, and will bring new flavor combinations into vegan and non-vegan kitchens alike.

“I’ve always had a love of eating food from a bowl because there is comfort element to the way it just holds everything together,” writes Cifelli in her introduction.

Divided into six chapters, Beautiful, Bountiful Buddha Bowls // Vibrant, Nourishing Salad Bowls // Comforting, Veggie-Rich Pasta Bowls // Easy, Plant-Powered Soups // Energizing Breakfast Bowls // and Simply Delicious Sides, VEGAN BUDDHA BOWLS has recipes that are great for every occasion and for all skill levels.

For simple, fresh bowls that will excite your taste buds, try The Classic Buddha Bowl, a spice-rich bowl with sweat potato, kale, and quinoa, or elegant and colorful Beetroot Beauty Bowl which features a wide variety of roasted vegetables and is complemented by a beetroot tahini. For salad lovers and those looking for new ways to use greens, recipes like Winter Vegetable Panzanella will show you how to make a walnut vinaigrette to top off this nutty salad, and Lebanese cuisine-inspired Mixed Herb Tabbouleh will change up normal meal routines. Other creative and simple vegan dishes include “Cheesy” Butternut and Pesto Pasta, The Lemony Veg Pasta, Vibrant Turmeric and Vegetable Noodle Soup, Creamy Cauliflower and Leek Soup, Savory Mushroom Oatmeal, Mint Chip Smoothie Bowl, and many more. 

From decadent and protein-packed breakfasts like Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl and Caramelized Banana Smoothie Bowl, to creative side dishes such as Tropical Vegan Ceviche and Cilantro-Tahini Broccoli, VEGAN BUDDHA BOWLS enables readers to take full advantage of Cifelli’s original recipes, as well as get creative with nutritious vegan cooking themselves. 

Sample recipes from Vegan Buddha Bowls: Easy, Healthy Recipes to Feel Great from the Inside Out

Nacho Libre Mac & Cheese

What would a cookbook be without a comforting mac cheese recipe? Incomplete, thats what! I love the simplicity of this recipe and how much of a crowd-pleaser it is. The creamy nacho cheese sauce is finger-licking good and goes so well with the crunchy veggie mixture and noodles. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this one!

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