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Hello & Welcome! My name is Yvonne and my focus is on looking to live life to the absolute full, whilst maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

I'm are constantly on the look out for innovative or just plain old traditional ways to ensure that we keep bodies and minds in top condition for the, hopefully, long journey ahead.





Superfood Buddha Bowl with Avocado Cream Dressing

Avocado, buddha bowl, delicious, dinner, entree, gluten free, healthy, plant based, quinoa

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I go months, months, without seeing a ripe avocado and now Iím surrounded by them, I just canít get enough. Iím trying to get guacamole into pretty much everything just now as weíre big fans, so tonight Iím going to do another big pot of chilli and the best part, a big olí side of guacamole and salsa, canít beat it!

So when it came to the buddha bowl I made on Thursday, it seemed only right to include avocado (2 ways!) slice it up and use in the actual buddha bowl and then I blitzed the rest with onion, garlic and lemon to drizzle around the edges, just perfect. Wasnít entirely confident the pomegranate seeds were going to compliment the avocado, but I was worrying needlessly, it was lush! The other thing I added was mustard, now that was a real treat, gives the quinoa a deliciously rich flavour which is fabulous.

The whole plate looks like a massive party of colours, a little abstract perhaps, but as a whole the Superfood Buddha Bowl is a delight and is quick and healthy for the whole family if you want a nice fast meal. I used my own favourite veggies, but you can mix it up however you like, you could always saute up some sliced mushrooms and add them through, perhaps some steamed broccoli or spinach for a nice splash of green, up to you, just donít forget the avocado (and if you donít like avocado, well, just swap it out for some hummus instead!!).

Ingredients & Method

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Serves 2 Ė Ready in 30 minutes

For the Buddha Bowl

1 ľ cups Quinoa (or use Bulgur wheat if you prefer although not GF)
2 Ĺ cups vegan stock
Ĺ tbsp red chilli flakes
Ĺ tbsp dried basil
1 tsp whole grain mustard
1 large carrot grated
1 red onion finely chopped
1 red pepper (capsicum) chopped
1 yellow pepper (capsicum) chopped
8 cherry tomatoes quartered
Seeds from half a pomegranate
1/2 avocado chopped

For the Dressing

Ĺ avocado
1 shallot finely chopped
1 clove garlic finely chopped
Juice from Ĺ a lemon


Simples. In a large pan over a medium heat bring the stock to the boil and add in the quinoa, chilli flakes, basil and mustard, stir, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed, stir every now and again.

Once the quinoa is ready mix through all the remaining ingredients apart from the chopped avocado and stir together.
For the dressing, I just used my stick blender and blitzed the avocado, garlic and onion until almost smooth then mixed through the lemon juice to thin out a little.

To serve, pile the Buddha bowl onto a plate, top with the sliced avocado and spread the avocado puree around the sides, on top if youíve no room and finish with a tiny sprinkling of black pepper and paprika!!

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