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The Vegan Buddha Bowl

The Vegan Buddha Bowl | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

Happy Sunday, everyone! Today’s recipe is one of my favorite types of bowls – a vegan buddha bowl – that is named thusly after the food in the bowl piling up to look like buddha’s belly! Well, this bowl may not look exactly like that, but you get the idea.

But having an abundance of food like this really makes me stop and think about how grateful I am to even have food; never having to worry about where my next meal is coming from, or if I’ll have enough to eat. So many people in the world, and even in our country, do not have that luxury. Too many people. I wish I could help them all. And while my family tries to do our part by participating in our church’s food drive, it feels like it’s not enough.

As an individual, it can be really easy to feel powerless about changing the world. I had an argument on this very topic with one of my friends – he didn’t think that going vegan would help anything, and that the industry would just “keep going on” without him. Which, to an extent, is true. But the assertion that one person going vegan doesn’t make a difference is completely untrue. In a previous post, I talked about some chilling statistics:

  • 795 million people in the world don’t have enough to eat, and
  • We currently have enough food to feed 4 BILLION extra people, but it’s all going to livestock.

It seems like such an easy solution, right? Even if the world cut down on its meat consumption by a quarter – 25% – we would have enough food to feed those 795 million people going hungry. And if you think that YOU going vegan, or even vegetarian, as an individual doesn’t make a difference, I encourage you go to to this website:  VegetarianCalculator.com. This amazing tool allows you to calculate how many animals you’ve saved by going vegetarian, AND how many pounds of CO2 you didn’t release into the atmosphere by doing so. The results may surprise you – it turns out individuals can make an incredible difference by going vegan/vegetarian. You are empowered to do so much more than you think; you are EMPOWERED to save the world! It’s an incredibly positive and hopeful message. Individuals can make a difference!
The Vegan Buddha Bowl | Well and Full | #vegan #recipeThe Vegan Buddha Bowl | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

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The Vegan Buddha Bowl
 
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This vegan buddha bowl has it all - fluffy quinoa, crispy spiced chickpeas, and mixed greens, topped with a mouthwatering red pepper sauce!
Serves: 2
Ingredients
Quinoa
  • 1 Cup Quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 Cups Water
Chickpeas
  • 1½ Cups Cooked Chickpeas
  • Drizzle Olive Oil (or other neutral oil)
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • ⅛ Tsp Turmeric
  • ½ Tsp Oregano
Red Pepper Sauce
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, ribs and seeds removed
  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil (or other neutral oil)
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • ½ Tsp Pepper
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Paprika
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro
Everything Else
  • Mixed Greens
  • An Avocado
  • Sesame Seeds for Garnish
Instructions
  1. Start by cooking the quinoa. Bring 2 cups water to a boil, then add quinoa. Simmer for about 15 minutes until all water is absorbed. When done, remove from heat and keep covered for about 10 minutes so quinoa can absorb any excess water.
  2. Preheat oven to 425. In a bowl, toss chickpeas, oil, and spices until chickpeas are evenly coated. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake chickpeas for 15 minutes. When done, remove from oven and let cool.
  3. To make red pepper dressing, add all dressing ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Finally, assemble the buddha bowls. In two bowls, add quinoa, mixed greens, avocado, and chickpeas. Drizzle everything with red pepper sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Enjoy!

The Vegan Buddha Bowl | Well and Full | #vegan #recipeThe Vegan Buddha Bowl | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

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159 Comments

  • Reply
    Megan
    February 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    You know, I never put two and two together and figured out why “Buddha Bowls” were named so… Learn something new every day, right?!

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      Sarah
      February 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Hahaha right!! 😉

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        Jenn
        March 10, 2016 at 8:08 pm

        hi! where did you get this bowl!?! i’ve been looking for one exactly like it!

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          Sarah
          March 10, 2016 at 9:24 pm

          I got it on Etsy!! 😀

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    February 28, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I’m pretty sure I’m going to make a buddha bowl for dinner tonight now!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 28, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Awesome idea!! 😉

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    Jessie @ Chasing Belle
    February 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    So many yummy things all in one bowl…how do you do it? Can’t wait to make it!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 28, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      Haha thanks girl 😀

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    Aimee / Wallflower Girl's Kitchen
    February 28, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Beautiful!I love buddha bowls. They always make me feel so satisfied.

    I share your frustrations with the world’s hunger problem and the dismissal of veganism being part of a solution. I like to think we are slowly moving towards a better understanding, more people are making an attempt to stop food waste and think about where their food is coming from. Let it continue in that direction!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 28, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      I couldn’t agree more, Aimee! I think through open discourse and education we can help make a change in the world <3

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    Zainab
    February 28, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    the flavors of this bowl sound amazing! It looks so filling 🙂

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 28, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks Zainab!! 😀

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    Teffy @ Sprinkle of Green
    February 29, 2016 at 6:44 am

    This bowl is everything that is right with the world.

    Food waste is something that I really just can’t wrap my head around. How can we humans be so wasteful? The amount of food we give to livestock, the amount of food we throw away, it’s all ridiculous. I remember when the supermarket next to me would throw away tons of perfectly usable food, and not give any of it to those who really need it.

    One of the problems as well is that we have been conditioned to want everything at any given moment, even if that particular food is off season. The idea of eating seasonally is lost on many people, so they continue to buy imported mangoes in winter, and that just leads to supermarkets buying and throwing away lots of food, as they need variety to keep people interested. I’m a big believer of farmers markets, that way you eat seasonally and support the small businesses.

    Great post! X

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      Sarah
      February 29, 2016 at 8:27 am

      I agree with everything you said, Teffy. Humans are incredibly wasteful. It’s so sad to think about the fact that we HAVE enough food to feed everyone on this planet…. but it’s going to the wrong things like livestock, or it’s being wasted. I think through thoughtful conversation and education, we can start to make small changes in the world, which will lead to greater changes!!

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    Maya | Spice + Sprout
    February 29, 2016 at 11:11 am

    yum! I love the brightness of the avocado in these pictures, so pretty!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 29, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks Maya!! 😀

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    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
    February 29, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Wow! That is eye opening. I have recently cut back on meat for health reasons, but it’s good to know it’s helping others too!

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      Sarah
      February 29, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      That’s awesome, Megan! You ARE helping others, and the environment!! 😀

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    Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
    February 29, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    This bowls got little bit of a spicy personality going on, how fun! Buddha bowls are pretty much the best meal ever, everyone should go veg and we can all just live on buddha bowls 🙂

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      Sarah
      February 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      I totally agree! 😉

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    julia
    February 29, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    ohhhhhh my goodness. your website is beautiful and looks incredibly healthy (and to be quite honest I couldn’t have discovered it at a better time, my pants are magically shrinking these days……) :X I’m actually going to try out some of your recipes this week as I attempt a vegan diet during my weekdays (since I usually overdo it on meat, oops). And your dessert section looks incredible!! And this bowl looks crazy good. okay enough said!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 29, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Aww Julia thank you so much for your sweet comment!! I’m so glad you like the site, it means a lot to me that you stopped by!!! 😀

  • Reply
    CakePants
    February 29, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Wow, this bowl is making my mouth water! Those crispy chickpeas look especially amazing. That vegetarian calculator sure is food for thought – thanks for sharing that!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 1, 2016 at 8:04 am

      You’re welcome!! 😀

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    Amy | Lemon and Coconut
    March 1, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Well said Sarah that is so right. We live in a bubble, we have to make an effort to at least see what is outside and do what e can. Every individual can make a difference and is responsible for what they consume. Spreading the word about veganism and plant-based diets is spreading knowledge and knowledge is power. Every animal life saved, every step towards a sustainable future is worthwhile.

    I’ve just been thinking about this, about how difficult it is to really really think about where every penny goes, what I am endorsing, what the reality is, and that the solution is to keep things simple 🙂

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 1, 2016 at 8:10 am

      It IS hard to think about what we’re endorsing with our money and our habits. But those are the things worth thinking about, right? As cliché as this sounds, we only have one planet, and we are the stewards of our home. It’s our responsibility to make the right choices to preserve the environment. <3

  • Reply
    Molly
    March 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Buddha bowls are one of my favorite things to eat! I especially love adding chick peas into the mix. Yummy!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks Molly! 😀

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    Jenn
    March 4, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Amazing! Just made this for dinner tonight and my family and friends LOVED it!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 4, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      I’m so glad to hear it Jenn!! Thanks so much for leaving a note!!! 😀

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    Kaitlyn
    March 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Made this last night and it was amazing!!! I love how balanced it is. It’s protein packed with the chickpeas and quinoa but also has good carbs and a good source of healthy fat with the avocado. Such a good combo of everything and very flavorful & filling without weighing you down. You nailed it! I’ve already shared this link with many people who are gonna try it as well! Thanks

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      I’m so glad to hear you liked it, Kaitlyn!! And thank you for sharing it as well 😀

  • Reply
    Mandy brock
    March 6, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I love this idea! I am not sure what it is exactly that is under the quinoa though? If you could clarify I would appreciate it! Thank you

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      Sarah
      March 6, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      The quinoa has the red pepper sauce drizzled on it, with some black sesame seeds sprinkled on top. 🙂

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    Rebecca
    March 6, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I need chickpea help! I can’t seem to get them crispy – I rinsed, spread and let dry for two hours, left them in the oven for 20+ minutes…no crispiness. What am I missing?

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      Sarah
      March 6, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Hmmm.. it sounds like you may not be using enough olive oil for the chickpeas. Try coating the chickpeas with a generous glug of olive oil and see if that helps them crisp up in the oven 🙂

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        Ansel
        April 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

        I have had the same issue in the past and want to try and figure it out before I make this amazing looking dish. Do you use dry or canned chickpeas?? I used canned in the past, but maybe I shouldn’t be.

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          Sarah
          April 11, 2016 at 6:12 pm

          I used canned chickpeas a lot, and did for this bowl. Just make sure when you drain them, you rinse and dry them really well! 😀

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        Ansel
        April 12, 2016 at 12:28 am

        Thank you so much!!

  • Reply
    Valentina
    March 9, 2016 at 11:14 am

    hi, this looks perfect!! i’m sorry for asking but where is your ceramic bowl from? i been looking for one like that for ages:( thanks

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 9, 2016 at 11:47 am

      I got it on Etsy!! They have a ton of custom speckled ceramic bowls 🙂

  • Reply
    Hannah
    March 9, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I could eat this every day. I tossed some tempeh in the same spice blend as the chickpeas, fried it quickly and added it as well for bonus protein. Even my husband liked it (and he normally considers any dish without meat to be a salad!)

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 10, 2016 at 9:02 am

      Wow that’s amazing!! I’m so glad you and your husband liked it!! 😀 Thanks for leaving a note!

  • Reply
    Giulia
    March 10, 2016 at 5:59 am

    I would love to taste this recipe, but I don’t like red peppers, which ingredient could be a good substitute?
    Thanks, I love your blog!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 10, 2016 at 9:01 am

      Try using an avocado instead of a red pepper! It’ll taste a little different, but just as delicious!! 😀

  • Reply
    ice pandora
    March 10, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    A really flavoursome looking bowl and so healthy too! I also love your website, it is filled with
    great photography and recipe c: Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Thank you so much!! 😀

  • Reply
    Annie
    March 11, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Made this last night and it was absolutely delicious! Thank you!! Love your website 🙂

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      That’s awesome!! Thank you so much for leaving a note, I’m so glad you liked the recipe!! 😀

  • Reply
    Raimundo
    March 12, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    la verdad es que el plato parece muy apetitoso y con aporte de muchos nutrientes
    desde España te doy las gracias por ese aporte tan genial

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 12, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      Gracias!! 😀

  • Reply
    ghanagirl
    March 14, 2016 at 2:18 am

    I just discovered your site through pinterest. I love the idea of buddha bowls, but I do encourage you NOT to eat quinoa. As an American expat living in West Africa, I have the opportunity to view the food issues from more than one angle. The people groups of South America who have always eaten quinoa as their traditional food can now no longer afford to do so, because it makes lots more money being sold overseas as a superfood. As a result, most of them are turning to readily available Chinese junk food 🙁 Until there is a more ethical way of growing quinoa, I encourage you and everyone you know to NOT eat it.

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 14, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Thank you so much for leaving a note and educating me on this issue. I didn’t realize that quinoa has become less available to the peoples of South America because it makes more money being sold overseas, but it makes sense. It’s definitely marketed as a “superfood” here in America, and it’s awful that its popularity is at the expense of others. I will definitely be doing more research into this issue, and I’ll be thinking twice before purchasing quinoa in the future. Thank you again for reaching out!

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    Simi
    March 16, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I’m eating this as we speak, is incredible

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 16, 2016 at 8:20 am

      I’m so glad you like it Simi!! Thanks for leaving a note 🙂

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  • Reply
    Bev
    March 28, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    I understand your frustrations but I think there are some things you don’t know about the agriculture industry. Yes a lot of food goes towards feeding animals but most of this is not up to human quality. So whenever wheat is harvested, it is given a grade. Depending on the weather of that year, the wheat may not be up to human standards due to mold, excessive blemishes, etc. This wheat is then used for animals. Every grain farmer aims to have their products up to the standards of human consumption because they get paid more for it but you can’t control mother nature and feeding livestock is a good alternative rather than composting all the unused produce. This composting also produces tons of carbon emissions and comes from any produce that we throw out. Also, in the United States many farms actually feed their cattle unused chocolate bar scraps, potatoes, donuts or bread. Then, depending on where you live, a lot of land can’t be used for vegetable production because it may be rocky or have poor quality soil. This land is ideal for cattle or sheep because all that grows on it is grass, which we are unable to digest.

    Regarding saving animal lives, yes it’s true that by not eating meat you are not eating those animals but in order for animals to be kept, their value needs to at least cover the costs of feeding them. Without uses for animals, no one would keep them because it’s very expensive to feed cattle, sheep, goats, etc. An example is when California eliminated the ability of people to send their horses for slaughter for meat. This has resulted in a huge number of horses being left out to pasture, with not enough feed and starving to death because people can’t afford to keep them and have nothing to do with them.

    Every person should eat what they’re comfortable with but I wanted to comment to share a bit of the knowledge I have about the agriculture industry 🙂

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      Sarah
      March 28, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      I really appreciate your comment, Bev! I’m always open to learning more about current issues, especially in the food / agriculture industry. And I think it’s so important that people participate in the discussion around these issues, so I thank you for that. 🙂

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    Patrice Adams
    March 28, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I just made this for dinner. Fantastic recipe! I made it just like the directions. The dressing is ah-mazing! This one will be top on my list of ‘go to’ dinner recipes! Can’t wait to share this with others. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 28, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it, Patrice!! And thank you so much for leaving a kind note, hearing from readers makes my day!! 😀

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    Kat
    March 29, 2016 at 11:36 am

    This was great, made it for dinner last night! Looking forward to leftovers. Unfortunately my red pepper dressing was more like a salsa, even after 3-4 minutes in the food processor. Not sure how you got yours to looks so creamy!

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      March 29, 2016 at 11:49 am

      I’m so glad you liked it, Kat! And I really appreciate you leaving a note 🙂 In terms of the red pepper sauce, maybe next time try making it in the blender instead of a food processor? That might emulsify the dressing better 🙂

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    Gloria Spalter
    April 12, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Just found and tried this recipe the other night. So delicious. We added edamame with the Chickpeas. This will be in our rotation of favorites! Thank you for sharing such great recipes.

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      Sarah
      April 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it, Gloria!! The addition of edamame sounds fabulous!! 😀

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    KJ | Omnomherbivore
    April 12, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    This looks amazing, going to pin this for later! I’d never really gave much thought to why they were called buddha bowls! Neat! I so wish that less (no one) struggled with hunger :/ Its sad….

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      Sarah
      April 13, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Thank you KJ! And I know, I wish no one in the world had to go hungry 🙁

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    Melissa
    April 23, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Just made this for dinner and WOW! It was so quick and easy to make but delivered with amazing results. Thank you so much for sharing! Even my carnivore boyfriend loves it 🙂

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      April 24, 2016 at 9:24 am

      I’m so glad to hear that Melissa!! 😀 Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a note! 🙂

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    Reem Bieber
    May 2, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    OH MY GOD best dish I have had in a while ! I loved it ! loved the freshness, the simplicity and the way it felt so healthy to eat yet filling ! My kid couldn’t keep her hands off the chickpeas. Thank you !

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      Sarah
      May 2, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it Reem!! And the kids too 😀 Thank you so much for leaving a note, it made my day!

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    Gabby
    May 4, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I’m making this for my lunch club tomorrow and I cannot stop eating the chickpeas and neither can my boyfriend. These chickpeas are definitely going to be a recipe staple for me. Smoked paprika!!!! Who knew? Mmmmmmmmmm 💗💗💗💗💗

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      Sarah
      May 4, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      I’m so glad you liked the chickpeas, Gabby!! They’re a favorite of mine too 😀

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    Heather
    May 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I don’t like bell peppers – is there something you would recommend to replace that in the sauce, or a different sauce that would work in this bowl? Thanks!

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      May 10, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      Try replacing the bell pepper with an avocado!! It’ll make for a deliciously creamy sauce. 🙂

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    Liv Lively
    May 13, 2016 at 9:00 am

    This looks SOO delicious! Cant believe ive only just come across this blog. Cant wait to give this recipe and lots others a try!! 🙂 x

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      Sarah
      May 13, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you so much Liv!! 😀

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    Renee ♥ The Good Hearted Woman
    May 15, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Beautiful bowl! I’m putting together a Buddha/Bliss Bowl Round-up on my blog. May I have your permission to include this one? (Photo in a collage only, with a link to your post.)

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      Sarah
      May 15, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Absolutely!! Thanks so much for including me, Renee!! 🙂

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    Michelle
    May 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    I made this last night and it was delicious!

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      Sarah
      May 17, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it, Michelle!! 😀 Thanks for leaving a note!!

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    jackie
    May 27, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    i just had a quick question. im making this tonight and i made TONS of the sauce for some reason. how long do you think the sauce will last in the fridgE??/?

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      Sarah
      May 27, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      I’d say about a week in the fridge 🙂 You can also freeze the sauce, where it will keep for months! 😀

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    Sadie Rose
    May 29, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I stumbled upon this and although I’m not vegan I was for a long time. I enjoy vegan cooking very much (cooking with meat makes me a little squeamish haha). I am breastfeeding and doing a modified juice fast to get protien and good carbs etc. This picture is so beautiful I couldn’t resist. I just finished making your recipe and even my picky kids are eating the chickpeas so fast I am rushing to make the bowls before they are all gone. The dressing is amazing as well.

    If you’re wondering whether or not this recipe is worth a try – make it! It’s SO good. If my kids love it anyone will!

    Thanks so much for the awesome recipe! 🙂

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      Sarah
      May 30, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Awww thank you so much for your note, Sadie!! I’m so glad you and your kids liked the recipe, it made my day!! 😀

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    Ryan
    June 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Made this last week and it was fantastic! The sauce was perfect and the whole bowl was a great balance!

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      Sarah
      June 1, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks Ryan!! 😀

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    Kelli
    June 2, 2016 at 1:28 am

    Hi Sarah! This recipe looks delicious. I’m just getting into Buddha Bowls and made my first one this week. I thought you might like it since it’s also vegan and super delicious: http://www.wellonthego.com/rainbow-buddha-bowl/ Keep up the awesome work!

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      Sarah
      June 2, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Hey Kelli! Thanks for sending me your buddha bowl link, it looks absolutely beautiful!! 😀

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    Jamie
    June 5, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight – it was divine! I can’t get enough of the red pepper sauce!

    Also, I love that it’s so tasty without the need for any cheese, which is a crux of mine for most of my lunch bowls. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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      Sarah
      June 6, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it Jamie!! 😀 Thank you so much for leaving a note!

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    Kim
    June 11, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    This is my first time on your site and I made this for dinner. WOW! AWESOME! Thank you so much! Fiance loved it too!

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      Sarah
      June 11, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      I’m so glad that you and your fiancé liked my recipe, Kim!! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

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    Sarah Rosen
    June 29, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    just made this for lunch! delicious and filling 🙂

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      Sarah
      June 29, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it, Sarah!! 😀

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    Mikaela
    July 7, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Hi I’m new with chickpeas… I’ll be using canned chickpeas so should I cook them first before the oven?

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      Sarah
      July 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Hi Mikaela! You don’t need to cook the canned chickpeas before putting them in the oven 🙂 Just be sure to rinse them and dry them well! Hope you have a great day!

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    Rose
    July 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    This was incredible! I made it tonight, and followed your recipe exactly! I’m thrilled with the results! Thank you for the beautiful pictures and inspiration!

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      Sarah
      July 10, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      Awesome!! Thank you so much for leaving a note, Rose! I’m so glad you liked it! 😀

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    fifi
    July 13, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    love the recipe, and concept, but am concerned about the current high intensity and in ethical farming and manufacturing procedures of quinoa – now that it is so population. i know that you have to draw the line somewhere, but it is concerning when you read into it. i will try to substitute regular small sprouted seeds…eg. alfalfa and radish. thanks for this recipe nonetheless…

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      Sarah
      July 14, 2016 at 11:14 am

      Thanks for bringing that up, Fifi. I try to be aware of any ethical concerns behind the food that I buy. If you have any articles about this issue I’d love to read them.

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    Melissa
    July 26, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    This recipe is AMAZING! I have made it twice now and love it more each time. It’s full of flavor and is very filling! Thank you for posting this recipe.

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      Sarah
      July 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      I’m so glad you like it Melissa!! Thank you for leaving a note too 🙂

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    Nicole
    August 18, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    This was a lot more lemony than I imagined it was going to be but I love it! I did use a huge lemon though. It goes very well with the smokey flavors. And chickpeas are my favorite food, especially when roasted. Eating this as we speak 🙂

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      Sarah
      August 19, 2016 at 10:51 am

      I’m so glad you like it, Nicole!! I saw your post on instagram too 🙂 And aren’t chickpeas the best? I love them roasted or fried, it’s so delicious 😀 Hope you have a wonderful day!

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    Traci
    September 1, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I’ve made variations on this bowl twice now–once for just my husband, and once for a dinner party last night. I add other things based on what I have on hand–roasted brussels sprouts, etc. But the chickpeas and especially the red pepper sauce are SUCH a hit! I’ll be making this again and again. I love that you can add anything, but the sauce is here to stay.

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      Sarah
      September 2, 2016 at 8:30 am

      I’m so glad you liked it, Traci!! The red pepper sauce is definitely versatile… I bet it tasted great on those roasted brussels sprouts! 😀

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    Rachel @ Baking Up Bliss
    September 6, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Thank you so much for your words on our waste/underappreciation of food, I couldn’t have said it better myself. It makes me so sad when people claim that vegans/vegetarians care more about animals than people, because making good food choices affects humanity just as much as it does the animals…by the way, that bowl looks divine!

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      Sarah
      September 6, 2016 at 9:50 am

      I couldn’t have said it better myself, Rachel. Our food choices affect the whole planet, animals AND people. And it doesn’t hurt when making good food choices is delicious, too 😉 Thanks girl!

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    Dee
    September 22, 2016 at 11:45 am

    This recipe sounds amazing! It also further reminded me of why I went vegetarian a few years ago. I’m reluctant to tell people that I don’t eat meat (and I have been slowly moving towards veganism) because a) since I’m not skinny, people judge and say, how come you look like that if you’re a vegetarian? and b) sometimes people almost act offended or like something is wrong with me because of my choices. But this post was a real eye opener and makes me more determined than ever to stick with it. Change starts at home, so if I can start with myself, I think it can absolutely make a difference in the long run.

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      Sarah
      September 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      I’m so glad that my post resonated with you, Dee! Even though I’m not fully vegan, I try to make informed choices about the foods I eat to make the greatest difference I can. You’re absolutely right that change starts at home, and that’s really what I was trying to get across in my post. But seriously girl, it makes me so sad to hear that you feel reluctant to tell people about your vegetarianism because of your body type. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL on the inside and the outside. Never let anyone dull your sparkle!! Just the fact that you know that changes starts with you, makes you such a special and great person. So many people have absolutely zero accountability for themselves. If they’re offended that you’re vegetarian, that’s THEIR problem. You can be confident knowing in your heart that you’re making a difference. Sending hugs, Dee <3

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    Emma
    November 16, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Have you tried to freeze this sauce? Want to make use of extra peppers I’ve grown.

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      Sarah
      November 16, 2016 at 8:27 am

      I’ve never frozen the sauce myself, but I’m sure it would keep well in the freezer! If you try it, let me know how it turns out! 🙂

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    Lori
    November 19, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    FINALLY!, a blogger that doesn’t write volumes before getting straight to the recipe. I will be trying this recipe today!.

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      Sarah
      November 19, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks Lori! I hope you like it! 🙂

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    Melissa
    December 10, 2016 at 6:18 am

    This was our first Buddha Bowl, amazing! We both devoured it. I didn’t have Turmeric or Cilantro but it still tasted great, also I cooked the Quinoa in Organic Vegetarian Broth, since I added the Broth, I opted out the salt in the Red Pepper Sauce. Easy to make, it will be added to our monthly rotation. 🙂

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      Sarah
      December 10, 2016 at 8:56 am

      I’m so glad you liked it, Melissa!! And I love how you cooked the quinoa in vegetable broth, that’s such a creative idea 🙂

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    Eddi at The Equipped Cook
    December 31, 2016 at 8:01 am

    This buddha bowl looks so incredibly delicious. I wish I had it in front of me right now. Chickpeas, quinoa and avocado are all favorites so this recipe is really working for me. I’m going to make it in the next couple of days.

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      Sarah
      December 31, 2016 at 8:14 am

      Thank you Eddi!! I hope you like it 🙂

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    Breahnna Enloe
    January 5, 2017 at 1:59 am

    I just made the chickpeas and they came out exactly like the picture and they taste even better! Thank you so much, I finally have a healthy snack that will fill me up.

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      Sarah
      January 5, 2017 at 9:23 am

      I’m so glad you liked them, Breahnna!! Roasted chickpeas are one of my favorite snacks! 😀

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    Johanna
    January 29, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I’m not vegan but I tried this today and it is so delicious!! A bit too spicy for me but nonetheless, the flavours were so good! Hands down!

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      Sarah
      January 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it Johanna!! 😀 Thanks for leaving a note!!

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    Haley
    February 7, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    A healthy recipe, but the taste was just meh to me. I saw someone said it was spicy, but I don’t see anything spicy in the recipe. It is an average buddha bowl. I suppose I was expecting a more flavorful sauce.

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      Sarah
      February 8, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      I’m sorry it wasn’t better for you, Haley! Everyone has different spice tolerances so I can see how the chili powder would be too spicy for some and not enough for others. You can always adjust the recipe according to your tastes, though – like adding extra cayenne or pepper! 🙂

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    stephanie
    February 18, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Oh this recipe sounds delicious!
    Im gonna give it a try soon.
    x

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      Sarah
      February 18, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      I hope you like it, Stephanie!! 😀

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