Roasted vegetable quinoa buddha bowls with roasted sweet potato, cauliflower, chickpea, and green beans with toasted macadamia nuts and cashew cream sauce – a balanced vegan and paleo friendly dinner!
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These bowls are basically a bountiful bushel of so many of my favorite things: roasted sweet potato, cauliflower, toasted macadamia nuts, and “cheesy” vegan cashew cream sauce. The green beans and quinoa are alright, too. Kidding. All things considered, these bowls are my idea of the perfect weeknight dinner. Healthy, fresh, flavorful, lots of textures and flavors for keeping your palate entertained while nourishing your body.
Generally, when it comes to Buddha bowls, I say the more variety, the better. I always include a whole grain, like brown rice or quinoa (technically a seed, but nevertheless…), loads of vegetables, and at least one type of nut or seed for some added protein and crunch.
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Recipe Notes and Options for Alterations:
- Any part of this recipe can be prepared in advance. Cook the quinoa, roast the vegetables, and/or make the cashew cream sauce up to 3 days ahead of time and store in sealable containers until ready to assemble.
- Add any type of animal protein if you’re craving something meaty.
- Substitute any of your favorite veggies, such as bell pepper, onion, butternut squash (or any winter squash), broccoli, carrot, zucchini, etc.
- Exchange the macadamia nuts for any type of nut you like, and/or add pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.
- Substitute the red quinoa for brown rice or grain of choice.
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