Plant Power Bowls
By Sapana Chandra
2019 • Sasquatch Books
70 nourishing plant-based bowls to energize and fuel your body naturally, from Instagram star and blogger Real + Vibrant's Sapana Chandra.
In her first cookbook, Sapana offers nutritionally sound and simple (but so satisfying!) plant-based power bowls to boost your energy and fuel your body. Recipes are arranged seasonally so you can make the most of your area's local bounty and eat fresh throughout the year. Not strictly for vegans, these recipes will appeal to everyone who wants to include more plant-based meals in their diets. As a certified health coach, Sapana ensures that each bowl contains a balance of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and proteins. Plus the yum factor! The recipes in this book honor Sapana's common-sense philosophy for good health: eat real (food) and live well, and you will feel vibrant.
Spring includes recipes such as Shaved Asparagus & Barley Bowl, and Roasted Beet & Orange Bowl with a Pistachio-Lemon Dressing. Summer offerings include Watermelon Poke with Spicy Sriracha Dressing, and Strawberry Spinach Bowl with Toasted Pecans. In fall, you'll find satisfying recipes like Curried Cauliflower Bowl served with a Cilantro Chutney, and Kale & Carrot Buckwheat Bowl with a Creamy Cashew Dressing. And in winter when you want to get cozy, tuck into the Warming Chickpea Coconut Curry Bowl or the White Bean & Crispy Rosemary Potato Bowl. But let's not forget to indulge in something sweet once in a while too! Sapana includes a chapter featuring treats like her Coconut Chia Pudding Bowl with Caramelized Bananas, a Rosewater Bliss Ball & Yogurt Bowl, and several coconut-milk-based ice creams, such as Blackberry-Lavender, Ash-Lemon, and Chocolate-Tahini Fudge.
Sapana Chandra is a plant-based, professional cook, social media influencer, and holistic health coach. She launched Real + Vibrant in 2016 after healing herself from chronic illness. Real + Vibrant is a growing healthy-lifestyle business where Sapana teaches how to cook simple, delicious, mostly plant-based meals. She has been featured in Elephant Journal, Clean Eating, Thrive, and Mantra Yoga + Health and her photos have been featured in Whole Foods, Food52, Cooking Light, SELF, and mindbodygreen, among others. She lives in Seattle, WA.
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