Bowls!
Bowls are the new plates, featuring flavorsome combinations of nutritious grains, proteins, vegetables, a sauce, and something crunchy. It's a casual, comforting, satisfying way to eat lunch or dinner, and a delicious way to serve up healthy superfoods and probiotics. What makes Bowls! different is that it offers a comprehensive strategy for tackling this fun new way to eat, including 26 full recipes perfect for bowls plus 90 recipes for mix-and-match components. And it leads with visual inspiration in the form of a photographic matrix of ideas, making this handy volume an ideal go-to for weeknight cooks and healthy eaters.

Bowls! Details

TitleBowls!
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 28th, 2017
PublisherChronicle Books
ISBN-139781452156194
Rating
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction, Reference

Bowls! Review

  • Eric Mesa
    January 1, 1970
    BOWLS! They're both a new phenomenon and one of the oldest ways to eat food. My younger brother recently suggested eating at one of those food-court style places that are really trendy right now and nearly all ten of the restaurants there had at lest one dish that was a bowl-based dish. The first 2/3s of this book are great for the cooks like my wife and mom who just need a suggestion and can use that to come up with wonderful food. The last third was for me, who needs recipes of an entire dish BOWLS! They're both a new phenomenon and one of the oldest ways to eat food. My younger brother recently suggested eating at one of those food-court style places that are really trendy right now and nearly all ten of the restaurants there had at lest one dish that was a bowl-based dish. The first 2/3s of this book are great for the cooks like my wife and mom who just need a suggestion and can use that to come up with wonderful food. The last third was for me, who needs recipes of an entire dish which I can then make small modifications to. What I liked most about this book was the opportunity to create some new dishes unlike anything we normally prepare at home.
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  • Cyndi Smith
    January 1, 1970
    i loved this!! it's an excellent book for recipes that call for whole healthy ingredients, simply cooked and then assembled with handmade sauces. I have used more than a couple of the recipes and will probably buy this book (as per usual, it's a library book right now that i'm reading)
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  • Dna
    January 1, 1970
    I got some good info out of this book. I wish my library had a print copy, but alas I just tortured myself by reading it on Hoopla.
  • Kris
    January 1, 1970
    I recently got my hands on an innovative concept cookbook which is all about building delicious meals in a bowl. It opens with a lot of cooking tips for creating different components of a bowl meal including vegetables, a protein source, a base, a sauce and toppings, but the real magic comes when you begin to try some of sample recipes each filled with delectable components. The “Saffron Quinoa Bowl” was a vegetarian delight with Moroccan-spiced root vegetables and spiced roasted chickpeas.The “ I recently got my hands on an innovative concept cookbook which is all about building delicious meals in a bowl. It opens with a lot of cooking tips for creating different components of a bowl meal including vegetables, a protein source, a base, a sauce and toppings, but the real magic comes when you begin to try some of sample recipes each filled with delectable components. The “Saffron Quinoa Bowl” was a vegetarian delight with Moroccan-spiced root vegetables and spiced roasted chickpeas.The “Black Pepper Tofu Bowl” had an amazing base of gingered coconut brown rice. The “Sweet and Crunchy Salmon” bowl included a wonderful fennel and green apple salad layer. In short the combos are brilliant and the opportunities to experiment are endless.
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  • Martha
    January 1, 1970
    This selection traveled with me on vacation for review and possible preparation. At first I was not too impressed until I actually thought about making one of the delicious recipes. The book begins with advice on bowl basics followed by different grain preparation recipes. These are followed by recipes for beans and lentils, proteins, vegetables, sauces and finally toppings. Now you are ready to make individual or full bowls. Follow the recipes given or design your own! Just select your favorite This selection traveled with me on vacation for review and possible preparation. At first I was not too impressed until I actually thought about making one of the delicious recipes. The book begins with advice on bowl basics followed by different grain preparation recipes. These are followed by recipes for beans and lentils, proteins, vegetables, sauces and finally toppings. Now you are ready to make individual or full bowls. Follow the recipes given or design your own! Just select your favorites in each section and begin making your own combinations for nutritious, beautiful and delicious meals. Great for quick meals or encouraging help in the kitchen.
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  • Jill
    January 1, 1970
    A lot of the recipes looked fantastic. There were some pretty photographs as well (although that seems to be a must any more when one is looking at cookbooks!) It's hard to rate a book when I haven't cooked through it, but I love bowl foods so I'm going to have to try one or two.My only gripe was the recipe layout--I wish she'd had all the ingredients listed at the beginning of the recipe when she came to the bowl examples at the end of the book. I understand why the author chose to write it the A lot of the recipes looked fantastic. There were some pretty photographs as well (although that seems to be a must any more when one is looking at cookbooks!) It's hard to rate a book when I haven't cooked through it, but I love bowl foods so I'm going to have to try one or two.My only gripe was the recipe layout--I wish she'd had all the ingredients listed at the beginning of the recipe when she came to the bowl examples at the end of the book. I understand why the author chose to write it the way she did, but I like knowing exactly what I'll need before I start planning how to cook the recipe. :) Anyway, I see more bowl foods in my future.
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  • Paul
    January 1, 1970
    A bit of something for anyoneHealthy food is typically bland and/or complicated. Molly Watson's effort disproves this on multiple levels. First and foremost, this is a plant-centered cookbook, but not a vegetarian one. Recipes use meat and dairy as part of the complexity of the bowls, but no prep is terribly difficult.Secondly, the grains and vegetables work in conjunction to solve the dinner challengeHighly recommended
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  • Adriana
    January 1, 1970
    What really makes this book a worthy addition to any kitchen isn't so much the bowl recipes (of which I've tried two and loved both), but all the fantastic information on how to cook the individual components. Everything from grains, to sauces to veggies gets a thorough explanation and cooking procedure that will work when cooking for things other than bowls. Just the chapter introducing, explaining, and telling you how to deal with all kinds of grains is worth the purchase.
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  • Patricia Romero
    January 1, 1970
    I saw this at my local library and picked it up. As a plant-based eater most of my meals are either in Smoothie form or in a bowl with ancient grains, lots of veggies and beans.If you are a meat eater you can just follow the recipe. If you are not a meat eater, just skip the meat and add some other protein or more veggies.All in all there are some really good flavor combinations here.Give it a look and maybe discover something new.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    A beautiful cookbook! I really like that the recipes are very approachable. Molly Watson opens with a brief introduction to bowls and then dives right in. She has short sections introducing the elements of bowl meal creation and giving recipes. She then gives a number of quick examples and then steps up to more complicated recipes. She suggests how to create your own recipes and how to alter the ones she offers. She has offerings from all over the world without requiring a lot of unfamiliar ingr A beautiful cookbook! I really like that the recipes are very approachable. Molly Watson opens with a brief introduction to bowls and then dives right in. She has short sections introducing the elements of bowl meal creation and giving recipes. She then gives a number of quick examples and then steps up to more complicated recipes. She suggests how to create your own recipes and how to alter the ones she offers. She has offerings from all over the world without requiring a lot of unfamiliar ingredients. Beautifully illustrated and very inviting! I am so inspired. I looked also at Bowls of Plenty by Carolynn Carreno. I found it to be much more daunting. Also a lovely cookbook, but the recipes all seem much more complicated and involved.
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  • Liz Banks
    January 1, 1970
    This is a recipe book, but it I also more of a guide so you can create your own one dish dinner. Really, it was worth reading to get the idea of how to layer a bowl. The first thing I tried was a recipe for baked tofu which I will continue to use because it is great. I will be using this as a reference book.
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  • The Which
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting book. I don't know if I'd call this a "recipe" book, although there are instructions on how to prepare many of the basic elements of a solid bowl. It's more a book of suggestions! I am unlikely to ever follow any of the recipes from start to finish, but it is a good place to get inspiration for new combinations.
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  • Hussaya
    January 1, 1970
    I have been eating this kind of bowls lately. It is hard to find a nice healthy bowls. I like this book. The book describes the combination of a bowl, such as bulk, grain and dressing. I learn more about bowls. The recipe is nice and east to follow.
  • Teri L. McIntyre
    January 1, 1970
    Brilliant!A really well considered cookbook. Plenty of info and help for novice cooks, but inspiring to seasoned cooks as well. Make a bowl as simple or as complex as you want.
  • Hunter R.
    January 1, 1970
    Very interesting, would like to play around with the sushi-ish-bowl.
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