Thoughts By Natalie

Roasted Buddha Bowl


Below is a recipe I adapted from my favorite vegan blogger, Oh She Glows, that Brian and I have been having for dinner at least once a week. It’s simple, nourishing and makes excellent lunchtime leftovers. One thing is for sure, with all of the sweets and treats we’re enjoying this week, I know we’ll be eating a lot of this after the gluttony of the holidays is over :)

Broccoli (enough to cover a baking sheet)
1 can chickpeas
Brown rice (I use the frozen kind from Trader Joe’s)
Trader Joe’s goddess dressing
Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and pull out two baking sheets—one for the broccoli and one for the chickpeas. If you’re making the rice in a pot, get that started. (If you’re using the frozen rice, just wait to heat it until you’re nearly done roasting the broccoli and chickpeas.)

Coat the broccoli in olive oil and generously add salt and pepper. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and dry off with paper towels. Put them on the baking sheet and cover with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Roast both the broccoli and chickpeas for 25-30 minutes, shaking the pans a bit halfway through to make sure everything cooks evenly and doesn’t burn.

Now assemble your bowls: rice on the bottom, then broccoli, then chickpeas. Generously drizzle goddess dressing on top and enjoy!

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    December 23, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I love how you simplified this recipe…great idea of using a goddess dressing! So quick for weeknight meals. Thanks for your kind words about my blog…I found yours during your pregnancy and have been hooked ever since! Have a great holiday!

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      Natalie Borton
      December 28, 2014 at 5:56 am

      Thanks Angela! Your blog has played a huge role in getting me in the kitchen—something I’m not naturally drawn to, haha. Hope you had a wonderful first Christmas with your new little one! Xo!

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    Samantha Collins
    December 26, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    This looks delicious! Currently have it all baking in the oven as I type this! Can’t wait to eat it tonight. Thanks for sharing.

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    January 1, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    this sounds delicious and so healthful! I’d throw in some tofu in there as well!

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