The weather in London has been pretty drab lately – even as I’m writing this the sky is grey and drizzly.
That’s not necessarily bad as it does mean that evenings are cosy wrapped up in blankets, wearing fuzzy socks. It also means that my craving for rich and warming foods is tenfold and sitting in my kitchen with a bowl of this vegan buddha bowl gives me so much joy it’s a bit ridiculous, really.
I know summer is usually brimming with different buddha bowls, and felt winter was a bit lacking in that department, so creating a curry vegan buddha bowl felt like the right thing to do. It’s filling, flavourful, and is the embodiment of cosiness in a bowl. I love serving mine with brown rice, sautéed kale, and beetroot sauerkraut though you can jazz it up as much or as little as you like. Buddha bowls are known for basically being a mish-mash of anything and everything you can find in your fridge and pantry, so go crazy here.
This is my version of a massaman curry, with added almond butter to the paste for even more creaminess and flavour. We’re also having both butternut squash and sweet potato, but if you wanted you could definitely just use one – but I like added variety and different flavours that having both brings.
Start by making the curry paste and simply add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until combined, adding a splash of coconut milk if needed. Taste and adjust any seasoning. Note - alternatively you can do this with a pestle and mortar or small blender.
Mix the coconut milk and the paste in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Add in the butternut squash and allow to cook for about 8-10 minutes, then stir in the green beans and simmer for a further 4 minutes before adding in the pepper. Remove from the heat and taste test, adding more water or coconut milk, if desired
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Hi, I'm Teffy, and this blog is all about inspiring a balanced life through delicious and wholesome foods. Healthy eating shouldn't be hard and stressful, it should be easy and fun! It's not about being perfect either, so go ahead and have that chocolate - and that green smoothie too!