Cooking for One, Mediterranean Dishes, Vegan, Vegan Menus, Vegan Snacks

Middle-Eastern Mezze Buddha Bowl

I think I’m late to the Buddha Bowl Party!  In the unlikely event you didn’t know, a Buddha Bowl is simply a bowl full of really good, nutritious and delicious food, often with a sauce or dressing, all plant-based.  I think the nearest traditional idea is Mezze,  a style of serving food that is found wide-spread across the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

What’s great about all this…. Mezze … Buddha Bowl …  is that you can create a meal of components … some cooked, some raw, some hot, some cold … which complement each other …   and can be made in varying quantities …  and then stored … and eaten at your leisure … in different combinations  … and exactly to your liking.

How lovely is that?

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So, here we have marinaded and roasted root vegetables, steamed broccoli and broad beans, chickpea and cucumber salad, roasted vegetable and tahini sauce and toasted sunflower seeds.  Garnished with Sumac and Za’atar.

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The Mezze I’ve created below serves 4 … but it’s a really great way of cooking for 1 … just make a batch and store, chilled!

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MIDDLE-EASTERN BUDDHA BOWL

4 servings…one way or another !

INGREDIENTS AND PREPARATION:    Continue reading “Middle-Eastern Mezze Buddha Bowl”

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Celebration Dishes, Vegan, Vegan Menus

Be Someone’s Vegan Valentine. A Three-Course Vegan Menu for 2.

Vegans come in for a quite a lot of stick sometimes, so I thought I’d take a Valentine opportunity to send all vegans out there just a little bit of love.

I’m not always sure why vegans get so much bad press, (although I have my theories…) …because all we’re trying to do…is the right thing….for our own health, for animals, and for the planet.

For everyone and everything.

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If you want to show your favourite vegan a little love this valentine…

Here’s a menu that:

Won’t break the bank.

Has no ingredients in it that you won’t find in a supermarket.

And won’t involve hours and hours in the kitchen.

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So…go ahead…. show a vegan some love …

…or for that matter, show a non-vegan how good vegan food can be…..

…..and cook up a vegan storm…!

Here’s one way to do it….

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A Three Course Vegan Menu.

That anyone can cook…. I promise…. 🙂   Continue reading “Be Someone’s Vegan Valentine. A Three-Course Vegan Menu for 2.”