Lunch With the Buddha (Bowl That Is!)

A simple to prepare Buddha Bowl

Need a quick easy, heathy, delicious lunch or dinner? I love this Buddha bowl and so does my family!

We're all super busy, but you still need and want to feed your family healthy, energy packed dinners right? I get that so I make this a couple times a week and I use the left overs for my lunch. My oldest child even says this is his favourite! I just use up the veggies in my fridge for this bowl, I like to make mine colourful then I know I am getting lots of nutrients to protect my immune system from free-radical damage. I use organic produce and there's no need to measure, make as much as you want...

The Naam Miso gravy is my secret to a great Buddha Bowl. When I lived in Vancouver, the Naam restaurant on 4th was a favourite spot for brunch. Their baked fries and miso gravy were hard to resist after a night out! They're still there and I’m talking 20 years ago. This gravy has all great elements, and is very Ayurvedic in the sense that it has the savoury, sweet, pungent flavours that makes it so pleasing to the taste. You can now buy it at most local health markets like Nature’s Fare, Choices or Urban Fare.

Recipe for the Buddha Bowl


  • brown rice
  • coconut oil
  • onion
  • garlic
  • veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, red or green cabbage, red peppers, zucchini, grated carrot, cherry tomatoes (when in season)
  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • sesame seeds

Remember that you can use what ever veggies you have and of course that changes with the seasons!


  • Sauté onions and garlic ( 3 -4 min)
  • Add cabbage (3-4 min)
  • Add the rest of the veggies and a little water steam till broccoli is a bright green (if using broccoli)
  • Grab your Buddha Bowl add the rice or quinoe, add veggies mixture and top with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, parsley.
  • Warm the miso gravy and pour over the Buddha Bowl and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

Thats it, quick and easy should only take about 15 minutes or less to make, enjoy and put the leftovers in the fridge for the next day.