How to make the perfect Buddha bowl

 

Here are some of my Buddha bowl and if you like what you see, than drop everything and follow me for more delicious Buddha bowl ideas.
  Baked vegetables and crispy Halloumi Buddha bowl
Super grain detox Buddha bowl salad
Warm buckwheat and prawns Buddha bowl

When I think of Buddha bowl I think of fresh product….visit your vegetable markets and your Buddha bowl will never be boring. 

Buddha bowl have been around for quite sometime, in Italian I will call it “Insalata Composta” but how do you prepare the perfect one? The one with the right amount of proteins, complex carbs, crunchiness, veggies and seeds.
I like to start my Buddha bowl with a base that it is usually mixed leaves salad and then for complex carbs I like to add buckwheat, barley or brown rice. For proteins I like to add boiled or poached eggs, chicken, or if I want something really lavish, I will add prawns. Crispy Paneer or Halloumi are also part of proteins for the perfect Buddha bowl and let’s not forget about lentils and beans in general. What is a Buddha bowl without veggies…so think of carrots, cucumbers, edamame, peas and the list is endless. Veggies can be baked as well like baby eggplants, zucchini, bell peppers etc…Find crunchiness by adding pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, almonds, pecans or walnuts.
I use a small scheme that I am sharing with you to make the best Buddha bowl ever and never grow bored of it.

    Perfect Buddha Bowl
Mix and match ingredients to your like. This is just a small list of ingredients for Buddha bowl, add the one that you like and enjoy  a fresh, healthy and quick meal. As you can see I didn’t mention any dressing the reason is very simple I like to dress my Buddha bowl with EVOO vinaigrette (EVOO, salt, pepper and apple cider vinegar) nothing more nothing less. So go for it and enjoy a healthy, fulfilling Buddha bowl.

Lemon capers red snapper fillet

    Lemon capers red snapper fillet

 

This easy recipe is perfect for a tasty meal under 30 minutes. Capers, lemon, anchovies and fresh fish make me think of Fishermen villages where life is lived in slow motion enjoying every single second of the day. You know this kind of villages where you lose yourself in little cobblestone street and savor local fresh fish everyday and all the worries in the world are gone. Utopia? No I think we need to slow down and will be able to find this little place everywhere we live. Hope you will enjoy this recipe.
Find detail recipe under Fish and Seafood recipes.

Chicken Cacciatora my way

   Chicken Cacciatora my way

Since I started menu planning my life has been so much easier and stress free, at least food wise. I wake in the morning and I know that most of my preps are done and the only thing left is to pack lunch for the kids and enjoy my day, focusing on what I enjoy the most. This is the perfect example for stress free meal. This dish is best when made in advance and the earthy flavor will pop in your mouth to make your taste buds dance. Enjoy it with baby roasted potatoes or mashed potatoes
You can find detail recipe under Meat page.

Red kidney beans burger

Red kidney beans burger

Do you like burgers? I do, but too much red meat is not really healthy. This is my  perfect vegetarian burger for when I crave the real one. You don’t need many ingredients to create this super yummy red kidney burger.

Ingredients are very basic one, red kidney beans, minced onion, an egg, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. I put in mine grated zucchini as well just to add extra veggies and keep it moist.

Mix all the ingredients together and form burgers

Fry burgers in little EVOO till golden brown.

Toast burger bun, top it with salad leaves, bean burger and good dollop of mashed avocado.

Red kidney beans burger

Serve with extra salad like in the picture or good old french fries.

Find detail recipe under Meat page.

 

 

Potatoes and bell peppers Calabrese style

Potatoes and bell peppers Calabrese style

Let me quote one line from Wikipedia about Italian Cuisine:”Italian cuisine is generally characterized by its simplicity, with many dishes having only two to four main ingredients.”  Potatoes and bell peppers Calabrese style reflects this quote perfectly well….. combining few simple ingredients to produce an amazingly delicious tasty meal.  

Enjoy it as a side dish or as a meal on its own.

Find detail recipe under Sides page

 

Tapioca veggie fritters

Do you like tapioca but you usually use it only for sweet? Here is a great savory recipe to enjoy tapioca in a different way.

What you need for this recipe are basic ingredients that we all have at home: broccoli, potatoes, corn and tapioca.

Bring all the ingredients together and season.

  

Shallow fry patties till golden brown on each side, or form little ball and cook it on this special  hopper pan.

Tapioca veggie fritters

Enjoy it as a snack with walnut pesto  Basic recipes

I add mine to a yummy Buddha bowl.

Find detail recipe under Snacks page.

 

 

 

Chocolate ganache cake

    Chocolate ganache cake              

 

Chocolate is a passion so Chocoholic of the world come together to enjoy this Chocolate ganache cake with raspberries and chocolate truffles. Layers of divine chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache and garnished with chocolate truffles and to make it even more interesting and colorful raspberries. Do I need to say more?  Then let’s dig into this recipe.

Find detail recipe under my Desserts page

FIFA 2018

 

Best 15 get together food for FIFA 2018

Are you ready for FIFA 2018? In 15 days the World Cup will start and I am sure we all need some ideas to entertain. On this post you will find 15 of my best get together snacks and more.

Asparagus salad with smoked salmon and quail eggs.

Delicious salad perfect to cheer for your favorite team.

Spring salad with asparagus,smoked salmon and quail egg.

Lactose free potato dumpling panino

Prepare this great potato panini vegetarian and non, and serve it with a super tasty pesto sauce.

https://loyolasdeliciouslife.com/2018/03/13/potato-dumpling-panino/

Warm calamari salad

Surrender yourself to the crunchiness and juiciness of this warm calamari salad.

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Deep fried Okra

Delicious snack for FIFA 2018.

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Rice salad

Easy, fast rice salad, can be vegetarian or turn it into a lavish seafood rice salad.

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Grissoni alle olive verdi

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Asparagus wrapped in puff pastry and Parma Ham

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Smoked Salmon bigne’

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Dry apricots filled with gorgonzola and mascarpone cheese

https://loyolasdeliciouslife.com/2018/03/12/dry-apricots-filled-with-gorgonzola-and-walnuts/

 

Watermelon, crumble goat cheese and marinated red onions salad

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Seppioline in umido

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Pancetta wrapped prawns bruschetta

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Let’s not forget about sweets…

Although you will read appetizers trust me this link will take you to my desserts page.

Canestrelli Cookies

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Although you read appetizers trust me this link will take you to my desserts page.

Pavlova

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Amaretti

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Here it is… this is the list of my 15 best get together food for FIFA 2018. Have fun and “Vinca il migliore” may the best team win.

 

 

 

Scrumptious vegan mango and papaya pie

Scrumptious vegan mango and papaya pie

Do you have few mangos and papaya that are too ripe to eat? No worries this recipe will take care of it.

Let’s start making our pie with flour, margarine and water. Let it rest for 30 minutes in the fridge. Divide dough in 2 pieces. Roll the first piece to 1cm thick. Lie the dough on the bottom of the pie pan. Fill with fruits mix. Roll the second half of the dough. Roll it on top of the fruits filling and sealed close. Bake at 180C for 30-35 minutes.

Dust with 1 tbsp icing sugar. Let it cool down.

Enjoy it warm or cold. I put on mine a scoop of dairy free cream…..Deliciously good.

For detail recipe go to Dessert page.

 

Bolognese sauce

   Bolognese sauce

What are the main ingredients for the perfect Bolognese sauce or Ragu alla Bolognese? Ground meat ( Beef or veal and sometimes pork),the classic soffritto (brounise of celery, carrots and onions), tomato paste and wine. In my recipe I use minced beef and I avoid wine. I prepare this recipe twice a month and freeze whatever is left after making lasagna that get freeze as well.  Let’s get started then. Follow this step by step recipe and prepare the best Bolognese sauce ever.  For full list of ingredients visit Basic recipes .

Heat oil and add cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaves.

Add brunoise of onion, carrots and celery. Saute till  vegetables are half way cooked.

Add meat to the vegetables. Make sure that the pan is very hot and that all the moist from the vegetables has been evaporated.

Braise for another 10 minutes. Keep stirring the sauce.

Add tomato paste. Mix well to the minced meat.

Add tomatoes.

Add water.

Reduce the heat to minimum and cover with a lead. Simmer for 2 hours.

Adjust seasoning and here is your Bolognese sauce ready to be used for pasta or lasagne.

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