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Japanese Buddha Bowl

Ayurveda doesn't restrict any cuisine. In fact it has been given me so much freedom to explore in a plethora of cuisines. This Buddha bowl has certainly a Japanese touch to it. It's perfect for the colder days if you're looking for something that's nutritious and full of colour and flavor.

Recipe
Serves 4 people

Carrots
4  handfuls of carrots chopped into 2 inch sticks
2  tsp grated fresh ginger root
⅛ tsp mineral salt
1  tbsp ghee
On a medium heat add ghee, salt, and fresh grated ginger. Let them simmer for a couple of minutes to awaken their energy then throw in the carrots. Stir the carrots with the ghee then add water to 1/3 level of the carrots. Bring it to a boil then turn down the heat and let it simmer with the lid on until the carrots are slightly soft.
 

Cabbage
4 handfuls chopped purple cabbage
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
⅛ tsp mineral salt
1-2 tsp sunflower oil
On a medium heat add sunflower oil, mustard seeds and salt. Wait till you hear the mustard seeds popping then add in cabbage. Stir the cabbage with the oil then add water to 1/3 level of the vegetables. Bring it to a boil then turn down the heat and let it simmer till the colour of the cabbage becomes brighter or till it's softer to the touch. Make sure you take off the lid when you turn off the heat because the cabbage tends to overcook with the team and we still want to retain its colour and crunch. 

Beans
1/2 cup beans of preference
4 pinches asafetida
1 pinch of salt
1 tsp ghee
Soak the beans in hot water overnight . On a medium heat add ghee, asafetida, and salt. When the aroma of the spices come up add in the beans and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil then turn down the heat and let it simmer for 45 minutes or till the beans are done.

Rice
1 cup brown rice
1 tbsp ghee
1/8 salt
On a medium heat add ghee, salt, brown rice, and 3-4 cups of water. Bring it to a boil then turn down the heat and let it simmer for 40 minutes or till the rice is done (different kinds of brown rice or different brands take different times to cook).

Soup
2 tbsp organic tamari
1 tbsp organic white miso paste
3 cups of water
Whisk tamari and white miso paste in hot water till they're blended well.

Arrange all the ingredients in a bowl, top them with some of the soup and black sesame seeds.
 

Enjoy, Sa7tayn صحتين, Bon Appétit, Que Aproveche!


 

 

 

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