This recipe has been delayed for quite some time, sorry for the wait! This is another delicious take on the Buddha Bowl idea from Well and Full. The chickpeas add a spicy crunch to this bowl, while the red pepper sauce adds a bright punch. And yes, I confess that I added some rotisserie chicken to this dish, as you can see in the photos- BUT it usually is completely vegan. The Daily Burn describes Buddha Bowls as, “similar to macrobiotic aka macro bowls in that they incorporate the eating principles of Chinese and Japanese medicine and include raw or roasted veggies, beans, a whole grain, like brown rice, farro or quinoa, and sometimes fish, with every meal. This way of eating is thought to be “ideal” for reducing toxins in the body and lowering your risk of chronic diseases.” If you are into this recipe, you will love the Mango Chicken Buddha Bowl as well!
This summer has been gorgeous, but this last month has been so rainy here! The good news is that my garden is getting so big and I have been getting tons of kale and lettuce out already. There is something special about growing your own food. Even with some rainy days, I seem to crave light, fresh food in the summer.
Summertime is Fish Taco season. With all the fresh wild caught fish coming into stores, it is the best time for us Colorado mountain folk to get our fix of fish. I usually use swordfish, cod or some other white fish for fish tacos, but this time I decided to splurge. Halibut has a much better texture than other white fish and makes a MEAN fish taco.
So it has been over two months since my last vacation… Which naturally means I have travel fever! My friends and co-workers are currently traveling in or are going to: Japan, India, Thailand and the Philippines. Notice a trend? This has had me craving Asian food!
Isn’t it funny how cooking styles vary from person to person? Ben likes to sauté meals, even the proteins. Me? I like to throw everything in the oven, sit back and relax with a glass of wine. I especially think winter is a great time to pull out your dutch oven or casserole dishes. Which do you prefer?
In recent efforts to reduce my added sugar intake, I bought a container of plain yogurt. Unfortunately my morning breakfast is just not nearly as delicious with plain yogurt. After about a week and a half I realized that the rest of the yogurt was just sitting in my fridge, waiting to spoil. Naturally Greek food came to mind.
There has been a lot going on with our society lately. It is great to see our country moving in the right direction, with social equality (yay gay marriage!) and food quality. This past week, the FDA took partially hydrogenated oils OFF the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) list! All companies have three years to phase these harmful oils out of our food system. Also, big name companies like Subway, Kraft and General Mills have taken the pledge to remove artificial ingredients from their food. It seems that we have voted with our dollars and won!
Summer has officially ended. There are no more leftover zucchinis lurking in my fridge, the cute little baby heirloom tomatoes are gone, and my herb plants have had enough. I just bought a new pair of snow boots, I added an extra blanket to our bed, and Arapahoe Basin has officially opened the white strip of death (this is when the ski hill opens with only one run).
Our new Whole Foods has been open for a few weeks now and it is awesome. I am so excited to be working such a great company, plus it is so nice to finally have good food available to us up in the mountains! The only downside is that I am tempted to buy everything, every time I work. Although I think I am going to need to pace myself when it comes to buying things from work.