Vegan and Gluten Free Buddha Bowls

Are all Buddha Bowls gluten free and vegan? My assumption is yes. I had a hard time naming these, and by hard time I mean deciding whether or not I should call them Vegan & Gluten Free Buddha Bowls or After-Thanksgiving Detox Buddha Bowls based on what Google would like more (#SEO).

Vegan and Gluten Free Buddha Bowls | almost getting it together

SEO-problem causing Buddha bowls.

Last weekend, Davida noticed I had Mark Bittman’s Vegan Before 6PM sitting on my kitchen table and asked if I was going vegan. I’ve mentioned I’ve been toying around with it but love dairy and eggs too much to go full-on plant based. I also was craving steak yesterday and ate an amazing rosemary beef sausage, so there’s that. Maybe I’m just turning into a real San Franciscan.

Vegan and Gluten Free Buddha Bowls | almost getting it together

Detox from all the sugar and fat of Thanksgiving with this vegan and gluten free Buddha bowl.

I feel like I had a whole story to share with you today but then ended up cleaning my apartment, going for a run and cooking/baking in between starting this post and finishing it now. I wish I had more to say about this, but it was seriously delicious. I was looking forward to my lunch all week that I ate this. I also got sick of eating rice (I only like rice in super small doses, a little Hong Kong PTSD) so I just started eating these veggies over salad greens and equally as exciting and delicious. Boom. Paleo. You’re welcome.

Vegan and Gluten Free Buddha Bowls
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 4 bowls
Ingredients
Buddha Bowls
  • 1 lb brussel sprouts, chopped
  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Tofu
  • 1 container extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • ¼ cup tamarai
  • 2 tbsp miso paste
Dressing
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • salt + pepper
Instructions
  1. Whisk tamari sauce and miso paste together. Place in ziplock bag with tofu and let marinate at least an hour, up to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 425F. Place chopped veggies (brussels, cauliflower & carrots) on a Slipat or baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Season with salt and pepper and roast for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  3. Remove tofu from marinate. Chop into 1" squares and place in baking pan. Bake for last 20 minutes with roast veggies.
  4. Mix together all dressing ingredients.
  5. Once veggies and tofu are cooked, place ½ cup cooked brown rice in four bowl and divide veggies, green onion and cilantro evenly.
  6. Drizzle with dressing and enjoy.

I’m linking up with Tina and Deborah for their amazing Meatless Monday posts! Head over to their blogs to see more amazing recipes to fuel your week after way too much turkey.

Chat with me:
Do you abide to a particular diet? Do you need to detox after Thanksgiving?

44 comments on “Vegan and Gluten Free Buddha Bowls

Avatar image
Jessie on December 1, 2014 7:25 am

Sometimes pictures of delicious foods are better then actual words.. kind of like this post :) To answer your question – No I do not need to detox after Thanksgiving. It’s one day of eating whatever i want. I think I’m a OK. Have a great day gorgeous!
Jessie recently posted…Tips For Staying Active As The Season ChangesMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 1:06 am

YOU’RE RIGHT :) IT’s just one day :) xo

Avatar image
Susie @ SuzLyfe on December 1, 2014 8:15 am

GOOD LORD YUM
Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…Thanksgiving Week Recap and Suzlyfe Fitness Giveaway Hop!My Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 1:06 am

Come overrr let’s make them :)

Avatar image
Bri on December 1, 2014 8:32 am

Oh yum! I have all of these ingredients right now, bookmarking this to make later this week! :)
Bri recently posted…Gear review: Polar M400 Sport Watch Activity Tracker with GPSMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 1:04 am

Let me know if you tried them out :)

Avatar image
Whitney Carney on December 1, 2014 8:47 am

I’ve never heard of a buddha bowl (disclaimer: I’m from WV.. haha) This sounds great though. I am definitely making it soon! Thanks for the recipe! :) Also, heard the other day that they may be putting in a Whole Foods in Charleston, WV. Life changing. I was probably more excited than I should have been.

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 1:04 am

No I get so excited about WF, it’s my happy place.

Avatar image
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on December 1, 2014 9:21 am

“Buddha Bowls” are the greatest! Just throw in all the plant-based goodness and devour!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine recently posted…Not Your Typical Thanksgiving: Full Of Firsts, Fun, And LoveMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 1:03 am

Yesss the best!

Avatar image
Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living on December 1, 2014 9:40 am

I love anything that can be served in a bowl – love the dressing!
Jeanette | Jeanette’s Healthy Living recently posted…Thai Chicken Skewer Appetizers with Sweet and Spicy Chili SauceMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 1:03 am

Sameee I love eating out of a bowl :)

Avatar image
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits on December 1, 2014 10:17 am

So many great flavors here! That dressing sounds great!
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits recently posted…Coconut Chocolate Thumbprints + Giveaway!My Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 1:01 am

Yes I don’t know how I pulled that one off but the dressing was amaze.

Avatar image
Amanda @ .running with spoons. on December 1, 2014 12:50 pm

Recipe SEO will be the death of me. There’s nothing worse than getting to the end of a post and having to go back to add tags and alt text to images. Why, Google? Why you gotta be like that?!
Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted…. currently – december 2014 .My Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 1:02 am

Honestly I could totally be better at it… damn Google holding us down.

Avatar image
Olivia Schwab on December 1, 2014 1:52 pm

Looks soo good!! I love tofu!!
Olivia Schwab recently posted…Holiday Music PlaylistMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 1:02 am

Right?? So good.

Avatar image
genevieve @ gratitude & greens on December 1, 2014 4:12 pm

I’m all about buddha bowls! I’m a vegetarian who eats vegan whenever possible, but I know plenty of meat eaters who love eating vegan meals when they aren’t craving steak! I think it’s all good if your body is happy and you have a balanced diet. These bowls sound delish! Happy Monday and here’s to a great week!
genevieve @ gratitude & greens recently posted…Friday, I Am Grateful: American Thanksgiving + The Best Pecan Pie EverMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 1:01 am

Love your attitude towards it :)

Avatar image
Jo @ Living Mint Green on December 1, 2014 4:54 pm

I LOOOOVE big plant-based bowls for lunch/dinner. Even the preparation of them is so fun. I’m super anal about ensuring the placement of each item ‘looks right’ while assembling them.
Jo @ Living Mint Green recently posted…I Crave It.My Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 1:00 am

Can you come over and do bowl arranging for me???

Avatar image
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on December 1, 2014 8:10 pm

Great recipe! I am always trying to find new ways to eat more veggies.
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment recently posted…A Christmas Tree & GoalsMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 1:00 am

It’s def an easy way to get them in!

Avatar image
Matt on December 1, 2014 8:18 pm

Looks good!

Avatar image
Farrah on December 1, 2014 8:48 pm

Love these! Definitely gonna have to try this one out! <3
Farrah recently posted…Caramel Apple CupcakesMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 1:00 am

Let me know if you do :)

Avatar image
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner on December 1, 2014 9:13 pm

ooh that does look good! I could never give up cheese or yogurt either. Thanks for linking up with us today :) It would be great if you could link back to us or use the button. thanks!
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Quattro Vegetali Bake-Meatless MondayMy Profile

Avatar image
Linda @ The Fitty on December 1, 2014 9:40 pm

I don’t particularly know what a Buddha bowl is!
Linda @ The Fitty recently posted…December Challenge–Are You IN?My Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 12:59 am

Basically just a bowl full of veggies and vegan goodness :)

Avatar image
Rebecca on December 1, 2014 10:45 pm

Wow, my thoughts exactly on going vegan–most days I eat entirely vegan, but then a week or two passes and I crave eggs or meat! I suppose there’s nothing wrong with eating a variety! :)

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 12:59 am

I think it’s just best to eat whatever your body is craving!

Avatar image
Lindsay on December 2, 2014 7:18 am

i’m on an EVERYTHING in a bowl kick, so yes, perfect! P.s. I love vegan food but i don’t think i could ever be vegan. I love meat and seafood and so does my body.
Lindsay recently posted…Bourbon Peanut Butter Gingerbread Healthy Bites {Cyber Monday Giveaway}My Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 12:58 am

I love dairy and seafood too much! And I think my body needs that real protein :)

Avatar image
Tina Muir on December 2, 2014 10:52 am

OH you are just rocking the cultural dishes right now my friend! This sounds wonderful! I don’t suppose I could be a pain and ask you to add a link back or button to this post could you? Thank you so much! We must catch up soon!
Tina Muir recently posted…Meatless Monday- Apple and Cinnamon Swirl BreadMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 12:58 am

Fixed! :) But you knew that… and let’s catch up soon please!

Avatar image
Kay @ Kay Bueno on December 3, 2014 1:00 am

I’d probably hate that you were so domestic and perfect at this food thing if you weren’t constantly feeding me. These look delish. I’ve been on a hardcore salad kick after all the feasting I did lately.
Kay @ Kay Bueno recently posted…No longer MIA!My Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 12:56 am

You know I love feeding you!!

Avatar image
GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on December 3, 2014 6:11 pm

I only like rice in small doses as well. Don’t have Hong Kong PTSD as an excuse tho.
Also, never cooked tofu before but I actually like it when I get it at restaurants, so I prob should…
GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth recently posted…Dairy-Free Peppermint Chocolate Covered PretzelsMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 12:54 am

Soooo easy to cook, that’s why I love it!

Avatar image
Arman @ thebigmansworld on December 4, 2014 9:48 pm

This would go epic with a kangaroo steak. Right ;)
Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted…My Insta-RationMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 12:53 am

No it seriously would. I’ll bring the bowls, you bring the ‘roo.

Avatar image
Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness on December 4, 2014 11:46 pm

I always love me a good Buddha Bowl! Mark Bittman did some of my nutrition school lectures, and I find his diet theory to be pretty interesting. I love that you and Davida hung out – so fun!
Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness recently posted…6 Ways to Stay in Shape When You’re in a RelationshipMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on December 8, 2014 12:53 am

That’s so cool he did some of your lectures. Yes, Davida and I have been together in three cities now, crazy, right?

Comments are closed.