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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Linda’s Spicy Rainbow Buddha Bowl

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Linda's Spicy Rainbow Buddha Bowl

I’ve really been into the rainbow theme lately as you’ve seen with my Rainbow Salad and Chia Pudding. Colorful food makes me happy!! Including all of the colors of the rainbow also ensures that you are getting the maximum amount of nutrients at each of your meals as each color represents a different array of vitamins and minerals.

I love this Buddha Bowl recipe because it’s an easy one pot meal that will give you plenty of leftovers throughout the week. I don’t know about you, but I am usually way to tired or busy to make a fresh, home cooked meal every night! I make large servings like this so I have enough to last the week or even freeze for later.

Linda's Spicy Rainbow Buddha Bowl

Buddha Bowls are also a great way to use up all your extra veggies before they go bad. You can literally just throw anything you have into the pot! Also note the ratio of veggies to quinoa. I say this a lot, but make sure it’s a veggie bowl with quinoa and not a quinoa bowl with veggies. If you are looking to lose weight, gain energy, and feel better you have to maximize your veggie intake and this is such an easy delicious way to do it!

Linda's Spicy Rainbow Buddha Bowl

Linda’s Spicy Rainbow Buddha Bowl

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups quinoa 
  • 1 bag shredded carrots, about 2 cups
  • 1 large head of broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 head of purple cabbage, chopped fine
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 Tbs Adobo Seasoning
  • 2 tsps garlic powder – you can also use fresh garlic if you have it
  • sea salt & lots of fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 2 Tbs golden flax seeds
  • 1 avocado as garnish
  • Sriracha as garnish
  • 4 cups water or veggie broth or homemade bone broth

In a large pot or dutch oven over medium high heat add water or broth, quinoa, all your chopped veggies, adobo seasoning, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook until all the water is absorbed – about 15-20 mins

Then stir in frozen peas and flax seeds. You could also add some greens in this step: kale, spinach, swiss chard or arugula would all taste great! Add more salt and pepper if needed. I love mine with LOTS of fresh cracked pepper!

Garnish with fresh avocado slices, a generous drizzle of Sriracha, and a sprig of parsley.

You could also add a piece of grilled chicken or fish on top or on the side!

If you are interested in more recipes like this, you can see my favorite fast, easy quinoa recipes here. Enjoy!!

Linda's Spicy Rainbow Buddha Bowl

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If you are looking to lose weight, gain energy, and feel better you have to maximize your veggie intake and this is such an easy delicious way to do it!
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Serves: 8

Ingredients
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 1 bag shredded carrots, about 2 cups
  • 1 large head of broccoli, chopped
  • ½ head of purple cabbage, chopped fine
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 Tbs Adobo Seasoning
  • 2 tsps garlic powder – you can also use fresh garlic if you have it
  • sea salt & lots of fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 2 Tbs golden flax seeds
  • 1 avocado as garnish
  • Sriracha as garnish
  • 4 cups water, veggie broth, or homemade bone broth

Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium high heat add water or broth, quinoa, all your chopped veggies, adobo seasoning, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook until all the water is absorbed – about 15-20 mins
  2. Then stir in frozen peas and flax seeds. You could also add some greens in this step: kale, spinach, swiss chard or arugula would all taste great! Add more salt and pepper if needed. I love mine with LOTS of fresh cracked pepper!
  3. Serve as is or garnish with fresh avocado slices, a drizzle of Sriracha, and a sprig of parsley.
  4. You could also have it with a piece of grilled chicken or fish on top or on the side!
  5. If you are interested in more recipes like this, you can see my favorite fast, easy quinoa recipes here. Enjoy!!

 

Linda's Spicy Rainbow Buddha Bowl

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9 Responses to “Linda’s Spicy Rainbow Buddha Bowl”

  1. Precious LaPlante February 27, 2014 at 1:44 am #

    Hey there!
    Is the Adobo seasoning just like an onion/garlic powder?
    This looks delicious!
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  2. Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul February 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    This buddha bowl is so pretty! It makes me want Spring and Summer to arrive even more. I’m going to give it a try ASAP. Perhaps it will warm up my NYC kitchen 🙂

    Your new site looks amazing Linda. I thought of you today when a friend asked me if she could make a career out of health coaching. Keep up the great work!

    xo

  3. Alice April 7, 2014 at 1:48 am #

    I made this as stated in recipe and now have about 8 cups of cooked quinoa. I used 2 cups of quinoa and its way too much. I think a better way to create this recipe is to make some quinoa (about a cup of dry to make 4 cups cooked) and then add the vegetables in as needed. Cooking the veggies with the quinoa took the bright color out of the red cabbage and the broccoli is mush. Good concept but just don’t cook it all together.

    • Linda April 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

      Hmmm, I guess my quinoa was different because I didn’t end up with those proportions. It cooked rather quickly and the cabbage retained it’s color but thank you for sharing your modifications, hopefully that will help if others are experiencing the same issues!

  4. Em April 25, 2014 at 1:14 am #

    Does the quinoa need to be cooked before adding??

    • Linda April 25, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

      Hi Em, everything will be cooked together so you don’t have to cook the quinoa first.
      If you already have cooked quinoa then you can just add the cooked veggies to it separately 🙂

  5. Mia March 12, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    Hey! There is someone on instagram and twitter using this recipe as their own, with your exact pictures.

    • Linda March 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

      Hi Mia, can you comment on the photo with @lovelindawagner for me? Thanks!

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