3 Step DIY Buddha Bowls
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Serves: 6 servings
Step 1:
  1. Make the lentil-barley base.* Add about 1 cup to each bowl.
Step 2:
  1. Choose a flavour inspiration (see below). Build your bowl. Add two vegetables (about 2 cups) and a hunger-curbing protein add-on (about ½ cup).
Step 3:
  1. Make and add the dressing. Garnish.
*Lentil-barley base:
  1. In a large pot, combine 8 cups water, 1 cup EACH lentils and barley (rinsed). Bring to a boil. Cover tightly, reduce heat and simmer until they are tender, about 15-20 minutes (avoid overcooked/split lentils). Drain and rinse in cold water to cool completely (keeps 5 days in fridge). Set aside. You can also use canned lentils and leftover barley.
Middle Eastern inspired options:
  1. Veggies: zucchini/cucumber/carrot ribbons, roasted red peppers/beets,
  2. artichoke, baby spinach
  3. Protein add-ons: falafel, hummus, grilled steak or chicken, roasted chickpeas
  4. Garnishes: crumbled feta or goat cheese, tangy yogurt, sliced radishes, pomegranate seeds
  1. Whisk together in bowl/jar: ¼ cup canola oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice,
  2. tsp of dried or 1 tbsp minced fresh mint, 2 cloves garlic, minced and 1 tsp lemon zest, minced. For a creamy dressing, stir in a spoonful of hummus.
Recipe by Eat In Eat Out at https://eatineatout.ca/celebrate-canadian-food/