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ByCal Orey
Welcome to a Buddha bowl, a perfect wintertime salad choice for Super Bowl Sunday, right? It is a vegetarian meal served on a bowl, which boasts an arrangement of superfoods, including ancient grains like cooked brown rice, beans, and hot fresh vegetables. All these farm-to-table foods are arranged in a nice Zen-like balance and in a creative manner to be easy on the eyes. Its been around for several years at health spa resorts to pre-packaged at your favorite local grocery store to even hotel menus.

These are actually salads with whole foods, including vegetables and whole grains. You can add protein, whether it be poultry, fish, or even meat. Its a complete meal in a bowl. The bowls are in style because they can be super fresh, super flavorful, and super convenient. If youre hungry and want to eat fresh and healthy, youve come to the right place!
One Super Bowl day a few years ago, I prepared a multitude of dishes that are fun but take time, such as casseroles to hearty soups. While a small group of folks at my cabin were relaxing and watching the game, I, the workhorse, was in the kitchen cooking, baking, and thinking of one five letter word, Chill.But I made a super vow. Next time whatever I put together when visitors visit, the food will be healthful, fast and easy. So, this recipe is inspired by Super Bowl Day.



2-2 cups kale mix, chopped
1 cup cruciferous vegetables, steamed or nuked

1/2 cup tofu, grilled
cup avocado, slices

cup tomatoes, slices

1/ 2 cup feta or cheddar cheese

1 cup brown rice, cooked

1/4 cup sunflower seeds, shelled (optional)
Parmesan cheese shavings (optional)

Dressing:You can make your own olive oil and balsamic vinegar or rice vinegar dressing; ratio 3 oil to 1 vinegar and add your favorite spices and herbs. Or you can also purchase a premium all-natural store bought variety, including chunky blue cheese, herbal, thousand island, or ranch dressing--or all of them!
Buddah Bowl and Yoga, Anyone?
In a bowl, place each ingredient separately in individual groups. Arrange each food item nicely for a nice presentation. Garnish with Parm cheese.Serve with French bread. Slice, spread with butter and garlic powder Pop in the oven under the broiler until lightly toasted. Sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serves 2-3.
You can double the recipe if you like. *You can prepare these for ready-to-eat bowls. Or if you want to have more fun, put ingredients in ramekins and let people put together their own power bowls. Either way, it works! And you just may find the time to slip into a Zen-like zone and enjoy inner balance.
Cal Orey, M.A. Is an author and journalist. Her books include the Healing Powers Series (Vinegar, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Honey, Coffee, Tea, Superfoods, and Essential Oils) published by Kensington. (The collection has been featured by the Good Cook Book Club.) Her website

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