10 Satisfying Vegan Bowls That Make for Epic Meatless Meals
Everything's Better In a Bowl
Why is it that meals somehow taste better when the ingredients fit in one big bowl? Jackie Sobon, creator of the blog Vegan Yack Attack clearly has a thing for bowls too, as her new cookbook, Vegan Bowl Attack, has more than 100 plant-based bowl recipes. The array of dishes can satisfy your every craving without consuming a bite of meat or dairy. And, BTW, you don't have to be vegan to enjoy them.
Try one of these 10 recipes first, then snag the book for yourself to get the dozens more tasty ideas.
Scramble Burrito Bowl
This gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free breakfast bowl has everything you'd find in a hefty breakfast burrito, without the massive tortilla (or animal products).
Loaded Potato Breakfast Bowl
When you want a comfort-food-style breakfast without the meat or cream, opt for this crispy potato hash with heavenly mushroom gravy.
Spicy Sushi Bowl
This gluten-free, nut-free bowl tops fluffy sushi rice with fresh veggies, edamame, panko crumbs, sweet mango, creamy avocado, and a homemade spicy sesame mayo—all the good sushi extras without the actual fish.
Grilled Romaine Chop Salad
If you haven't grilled greens before, you're missing out. It works best with sturdy greens, like romaine, green leaf, and iceberg lettuce. Your boring lunchtime salad just got a serious upgrade. (More: 10 Twists on Grilled Vegetables for a Damn Good Cookout)
"Fish" Taco Bowl
Taco Tuesday is basically a holiday—and one that you don't want to miss just because you're not a meat eater. Try this faux "fish" taco bowl, made with hearts of palm to fulfill your south-of-the-border craving.
Kimchi Bowl with Red Curry Almond Sauce
Glazed Portobello Pesto Pasta Bowl
Balsamic-glazed Portobello mushrooms have a meaty texture and thickness, so you'll forget all about the real thing. They're combined with pasta and topped with crunchy pine nuts, bright cherry tomatoes, and a pinch of truffle salt for a satisfying vegan lunch or dinner.
Amaretto Cherry Ice Cream
You can never go wrong with booze or dessert—combine them, and you have a winning pair. Dark, sweet cherries and creamy ice cream make this treat indulgent, but 100 percent vegan and gluten-free.