Last Updated on June 29, 2022 by Rebecca Huff
The hot new food trend for 2017 is Bowls – these one dish creations are taking over menus everywhere you look! Here are some of the newest cookbooks on the shelf!
Bowl: Recipes for Ramen, Pho, Bibimbap, Dumplings, and Other One-Dish Meals
A restorative bowl of vegetarian ramen sent Lukas Volger on a quest to capture the full flavor of all the one-bowl meals that are the rage today—but in vegetarian form. With the bowl as organizer, the possibilities for improvisational meals full of seasonal produce and herbs are nearly endless.
Volger’s ramen explorations led him from a simple bowl of miso ramen to a glorious summer ramen with corn broth, tomatoes, and basil. From there, he went on to the Vietnamese noodle soup pho, with combinations like caramelized spring onions, peas, and baby bok choy. His edamame dumplings with mint are served in soup or over salad, while spicy carrot dumplings appear over toasted quinoa and kale for a rounded dinner. Imaginative grain bowls range from ratatouille polenta to black rice burrito with avocado. And unlike their meatier counterparts, these dishes can be made in little time and without great expense.Volger also includes many tips, techniques, and indispensable base recipes perfected over years of cooking, including broths, handmade noodles, sauces, and garnishes.
Whole Bowls: Complete Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Meals to Power Your Day
Healthful, plentiful, and simple kitchen creations feel at home in a bowl. Whether a meal is enjoyed as a weekday breakfast for one or part of a leisurely dinner with friends, whole foods come to life when presented within the walls of this steadfast kitchen vessel.
For Allison Day, the nutritionist and food blogger behind Yummy Beet, meal-sized bowl recipes showcase her love of this cozy serving dish, staying true to her philosophy of eating with visually alluring, seasonal, and delicious food you can feel good about.
Along with more than fifty full-meal, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes (not to mention the dozens of mini recipes-within-recipes), these pages contain an innovative, easy-to-follow “Whole Bowls Formula” to build your own creations for quick, everyday lunches and dinners. Recipes include:
Curried falafel and kale salad bowls
Black bean bowls with butternut squash, black rice, and chimichurri
Oat risotto bowls with soft-boiled eggs, avocado, and hazelnut dukkah
Sunny citrus bowls with orange pomegranate salsa and lemon cream
Carrot cake bowls with a cream cheese dollop and candied carrots
Using real, fresh ingredients, Allison offers straightforward and approachable creations that can be made ahead of time, whipped up quickly on a weeknight, or invented off-the-cuff with her Bowl Formula Guide. With vibrant and exciting photography shot by Allison herself, you’ll be eager to cook and eat her fun, foolproof, and inventive whole bowls.
Power bowls are the newest nutritional trend–and for good reason. These versatile dishes are all about macronutrients and are packed with whole, nutrient-dense foods that are filling, satisfying, and completely free of empty calories and processed and refined foods. Best of all, the wholesome ingredients can be mixed, matched, and combined to create delicious meals that provide specific health benefits.
Inside, you'll find 140 delicious power bowl recipes created to deliver specific nutrients that provide fourteen different health benefits, including bowls for:
- Pre- and Post-Workout
- Weight Loss
- Cleanses and Detox
- Better Immunity
- A Healthy Heart
- Reduced Inflammation
- Better Digestion
- And More!
With detailed nutrition information and a gorgeous photo for every recipe, The Power Bowl Recipe Bookis the first step on the road to ultimate health!”
The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl and Spoon: Simple and Inspired Whole Foods Recipes to Savor and Share
The bowl is a perfect vessel in which to create simple, delicious, and healthy meals. When gathered together in a single dish, lean proteins, greens, vegetables, and whole grains nestle against each other in a unique marriage of flavor and texture. This is how Sara Forte, beloved food blogger and author of the James Beard Award–nominated book The SproutedKitchen, cooks every day—creating sumptuous recipes colorful enough to serve guests, simple enough to eat with a spoon while sitting on the couch, and in amounts plentiful enough to have easy leftovers for lunch the next day. In this visually stunning collection that reflects a new and healthier approach to quick and easy cooking, Sara offers delicious, produce-forward recipes for every meal, such as Golden Quinoa and Butternut Breakfast Bowl; Spring Noodles with Artichokes, Pecorino, and Charred Lemons; Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce; and Cocoa Nib Pavlovas with Mixed Berries.
Whether it’s a rice bowl, a grain bowl, or even a low-carb, high-protein Buddha bowl, bowl food eating is easy, delicious, and never dull. In this hip new cookbook, renowned cookbook writer Robin Asbell shares 75 of her favorite bowl food recipes, as well as a handy chart that helps readers to mix and match ingredients at a glance to create the perfect bowl. Recipes include: Paleo Cauliflower Tabouli Bowl with Lemon Mint Dressing, Sweet Potato, BBQ Chicken, Corn, and Chips Bowl, Rice, Tofu, and Green Bowl with Kimchi and Spicy Spinach, Miso Poached Vegetable and Shrimp Noodle Bowl.
And last but not least, Kelli Foster's Buddha Bowls: 100 Nourishing One-Bowl Meals
Seriously one of the easiest ways to get healthy without even trying, is to incorporate some of these recipes into your meal plans.
Buddha bowls, occasionally called “bliss bowls,” “nourish bowls,” or “power bowls,” are the ultimate in one-dish meals. You start with a base of whole grains, rice, noodles, or legumes. Then you layer on a generous assortment of cooked or raw vegetables. Finally, you top the veggies with a boost of protein and then a dressing, sauce, or broth. Buddha bowls are an easy, healthy meal that can be ready in minutes and that you can have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner—or, if you like, all three!
I like to use coconut bowls or local pottery to serve my nourishing bowls, but any bowl will do!
Here are some recipes you can try while you are waiting for your new Cookbooks to arrive!
This post is for Chipotle-Inspired Sweet Potato and Black Bean Bowl but has a link-up at the very bottom with lots of bowl recipes… I'll be exploring these for a while.
Chopped chicken sesame noodle bowl – a soba noodle bowl recipe by Pinch of Yum
California Chicken, Veggie, Avocado and Rice Bowls a delicious bowl by Half Baked Harvest and also this Spicy Brown Rice Tuna Roll Bowl that is to die for! Oh-my! So much yumminess in one bowl.
If you want to create your own bowl recipes, here's what I suggest:
- Choose a bowl. The best option is a wide bowl such as a pasta or salad bowl. Cereal bowls tend to be too deep but they work in a pinch. Whatever you have on hand for one individual will suffice. My children enjoy picking out their own bowls at the local Asian Supermarket.
- Pick a starch such as rice, noodles, quinoa, sorghum or couscous. Alternatively, if you are following a low carb lifestyle you can replace the starch with vegetables like riced cauliflower, greens, or chopped jicama. Use your imagination!
- Add your protein. Some of the obvious choices are chicken, beef, fish and eggs. However, you can also use cottage cheese, greek yogurt, beans or even nut butter!
- Add extra fiber by thinly slicing some greens to your bowl. Spinach, kale, and chard are good options.
- Now it's time for some tasty toppings. Try sliced veggies such as cucumber, carrot, beets, radishes or whatever your favorites are. Herbs make great toppings and add a lot of nutrition. Crumbled feta, blue cheese or other cheeses can be excellent toppings. Sprouts, olives, pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, sliced avocado, seeds, and nuts also make perfect toppings.
- Prepare or purchase a sauce to add flavor and dimension. Olive oil drizzled over steamed vegetables, honey mustard on a chicken dish, ranch on a Tex-Mex dish, and tartar sauce on a fish bowl are all good choices! Think outside the box
I had a meeting with the designer of this website recently and I suggested she order the “bowl” on the menu. Now she is making her own bowl creations!
Let your children get in the kitchen and come up with some bowl recipes, I'd love to see them! My son and I came up with this Yin and Yang Bowl with Forbidden Rice!