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The Big Buddha Bowl

The Big Buddha Bowl

What is a “Buddha Bowl”? A Buddha Bowl is a big bowl of deliciousness and harmony that soothes the body, quiets the mind, and welcomes the spirit to attain full enlightenment… Ok, ok, ok…it’s really just a damn big bowl of soup or stew, and it’s the healthiest and easiest way to get essential, beneficial, and healing nutrition. Just close your eyes and imagine a finished big Buddha bowl… …The right balance of flavor, aroma, texture, and visual appeal. The bowl demands a memorable recipe, or at least one that is worthy of you, so let’s get started! Where does...

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Roasted Pumpkin Squash Soup with Crispy Duck Confit Relish

Roasted Pumpkin Squash Soup with Crispy Duck Confit Relish

Let’s Pump-It Up… with this roasted pumpkin soup garnished with the sinfulness of crispy duck confit relish. This pumpkin soup is easy to make, super sexy, and the nutritional benefits from pumpkin is eye opening. You can also make it with butternut squash, as well. The key to this soup is roasting the pumpkin drizzled with cane or maple syrup. Then its introduced with caramelized onions, garlic, and bay leaves…with the addition of grated nutmeg, cinnamon, and peanut butter! Yes, peanut butter to take it over the top! It adds that slightly, perfect, and nutty flavor that pairs beautifully with the...

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Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Duck Confit Relish

Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Duck Confit Relish

This is truly over the top roasted pumpkin soup is one of my favorites. The pairing of the crispy duck confit relish as a garnish just shouts Autumn and throws this pumpkin soup out of the ball park. I guarantee!   One spoon full makes your eyes roll back into your head, as a warming sensation wraps around like the feel of cashmere against your skin. Baby. OH. BABY! Serves 8 [ingredients title=”Equipment”] Chef knife Large sheet pan lined with foil Small sauté pan Large sauce pan Measuring spoons and cups Microplane Medium large stock pot or large dutch oven...

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Italian Peasant Soup

Italian Peasant Soup

Oh baby, it’s cold outside…and it’s snuggling weather! Or maybe it’s not and you just want something to warm your soul. This Italian peasant soup is the best one-pot meal ever to ladle up in your big Buddha bowl. It’s based on an old Italian recipe with a contemporary twist. Similar to braising but a little different, this hearty soup falls into the sub-category stewing. Stewing is when all the pieces of meat are cut uniformly and seared at lower heat, before being submerged in liquid and simmered until tender. This hearty soup is jam packed with all the superfoods your body...

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