October 12, 2016

How to Build a Soul Bowl - Toolbox


Bowl food seems to have been a recurring theme on the blog this year, and after sharing the recipe and pictures for the Mediterranean Bowl a few weeks back, I got inspired to creating a Toolbox article and infographic, that you might like to print and stick on your fridge or save on a Pinterest board!

Below are the basics on how to make your own Soul Bowl (also known as Buddha Bowl / Macrobiotic Bowl / Nourishing Bowl / Abundance Bowl / Veggie Bowl):

Grain Base: brown/black/red rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth bulgur, buckwheat, pearl barley, oat groats, noodles

Fresh Greens: kale, spinach, watercress, rocket, fresh herbs, Swiss chard, lettuce

Vegetables: carrots, squash, sweet potato, parsnip, courgette, sweetcorn, aubergine, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans

Protein: tofu, tempeh, lentils, chickpeas, beans, nuts, eggs

Flourish: goji berries, seaweed flakes, lemon juice, fresh fruit, chilli flakes, sauerkraut, sesame seeds, nutritional yeast, goat’s cheese, olives

Healthy Fats: avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, seeds

Dressing: vinaigrette, hummus, miso sauce

In a large bowl or plate, place a few spoonfuls/sprinkles of a selection of ingredients from the lists above and serve.


Soul bowls are a perfect way of using leftovers or batch cooking ingredients for the week ahead and then get really creative and create a colourful and delicious meal bowl. Most often than not, they can also be packed in a lunch box and taken away and enjoyed while out. Veggie bowls don’t really require a recipe and are a chance to use what’s in the fridge or what’s in season. For a visually and tastefully attractive bowl, make sure to mix colours and textures, cooked and raw ingredients and flavours.

Now, get started and build a bowl of your own! ;-)

PS: I am delighted to be featured in the latest issue of Simple Things magazine France. Grab your copy and get ready to feel inspired...