Not very sure how the name came to be, since a bite from one of these doesn’t teach me anything about the Dharma (If anything, it teaches me the opposite of what the Buddha teaches, which is feelings of attachment. But that’s another story.) Despite the contextual contradiction, Buddha Bowls are now a fun way to get rid of everything you have in the fridge, given that it’s colourful as heck.
Only after making this bowl did I realize Holy Crap, these things take a LOT of time to make! Now I understand why they are so expensive to eat in a restaurant! But boy, was it worth the effort. So much flavour and nutrients! Not to mention it being ridiculously filling.
It didn’t occur for me to put down the recipe for this, since I was just fooling around in the kitchen, but looking at the final product, I did regret! Until I try this again, here’s what I put together for the above picture of my Purple Buddha Bowl.
CLOCKWISE (from top left): Roasted Beet Sticks, Stir-fried Eryngii with Spinach, Roasted Purple Sweet Potato with Red Onion, Sauteed Bacon Tempeh. With a bed of Cambodian Red Rice.
Perhaps it should be called a BOOM-A Bowl.