Food bowls are PERFECT for camping culture…and frankly, our everyday, nonstop, go-go-go lifestyles. The idea of throwing everything into one bowl is tempting to those of us wanting to simplify dinner and get all of our nutrients in one go. Try out any of these fantastic “bowl” cookbooks for a new spin on cooking:
Bowl, Vegetarian recipes for Ramen, Pho, Bibimbap, Dumplings, and Other One-Dish Meals: Put down that ramen package and pick up this book! Lukas Volger helps up master our own broths, handmade noodles, sauces, and garnishes. From simple miso ramen to a perfectly timed summer ramen with corn broth, tomatoes, and basil. His grain bowls range from ratatouille polenta to a black rice burrito with avocado.
Vegan Bowl Attack! More than 100 One-Dish Meals Packed with Plant-Based Power: My 4 year old loves this book, as he associates it with superheroes and emergency vehicles. Vegans, vegetarians, and even meat-eaters will love this cookbook with over 100 recipes by author Jackie Sobon. Perfect for a camping trip, top fireside recipes include Peanut Butter Pretzel Oatmeal, Smoky Corn Chowder Bread Bowl, Mean Green Ramen, and S’mores Pudding Bowl.
Whole Bowls, Complete Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Meals to Power Your Day: With over 50 recipes, author Allison Day hits a home run with health-conscious eaters. She is also know for her award-winning food blog Yummy Beet. For a vegetarian breakfast bowl, look for her Oat risotto bowls with soft-boiled eggs, avocado, and hazelnut dukkah. Great lunch and dinner options include a curried falafel and kale salad bowl and a
black bean bowl with butternut squash, black rice, and chimichurri.
Great Bowls of Food Grain Bowls, Buddha Bowls, Broth Bowls, and More: This one is for every eater, including omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans, so a good choice for mixed households or mixed camping groups. Robin Asbell shares with us 75 of her best bowl food recipes, and a chart that allows anyone to to mix and match ingredients to create the their own unique bowl. Some of her favorites include: Paleo Cauliflower Tabouli Bowl with Lemon Mint Dressing; Sweet Potato, BBQ Chicken, Corn, and Chips Bowl; Rice, Tofu, and Green Bowl with Kimchi and Spicy Spinach; and Miso Poached Vegetable and Shrimp Noodle Bowl.
The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl and Spoon, Simple and Inspired Whole Foods Recipes to Savor and Share: Many of you may already know Sara Forte from her successful first book, The Sprouted Kitchen. Bowl and Spoon makes delicious combinations like a Golden Quinoa and Butternut Breakfast Bowl and Spring Noodles with Artichokes, Pecorino, and Charred Lemons. Fans of hers should definitely check out this next installment of recipes.