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Buddha Bowl

Posted on: April 5th, 2019 by Savini

Fill up your belly with our tasty Buddha Bowl.

A delicious selection of vegetables, seeds, tofu and rice makes sure to cover all components of a healthy vegetarian meal. Served buffet-style it is an invitation to everyone to pick and mix according to individual taste. Yet, our beautifully-drawn manual guides you through the different steps. You are welcome to download it for your next party when you invite guests home to enjoy a Buddha Bowl with you.

Ingredients and preparation see below the picture.

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How to make your Buddha Bowl (click to download)

 

Ingredients (serves 1 person) and instructions:

 

5 gr radish – cut in thin slices

10 gr pickled ginger*

40 gr pickled cucumber*

40 gr kimchi* (see also our blog post on how to prepare home-made kimchi)

3 gr toasted sesame seeds

5 gr alfalfa sprouts

1 gr chives – finely chopped

25 gr nori sheets – cut in small pieces

Teryaki sauce

100 gr marinated tofu – marinate in soya sauce and sesame oil and then bake on 200 degrees in the oven for about 20 minutes.

100 gr squash – cut in thin slices and marinate in lemon juice, olive oil and salt.

60 gr broccoli – cut in long bouquets (using the stem) and fry gently and season with salt.

50 gr mushrooms – fry and season with salt.

90 gr carrots – cut in thin stripes and add sesame oil, salt and chili flakes.

85 gr sushi rice – cook with a little salt, follow directions on package.

 

Arrange nicely on a buffet counter. Bon Appetit!

 

* You can buy ready made pickled ginger, pickled cucumber and kimchi or, alternatively, make them yourself at home.

 

With love from Satori kitchen!

 

Recipe by Dhipani

Photo by Ram

Drawing by Kalan

 

 

 

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Did I tell you? – I love Kimchi!

Posted on: October 5th, 2018 by rachana

Our cook Chanda reminded us constantly during the last weeks about her passion for this fermented food Kimchi, originally from Korea.

And we all just fell in love with it, too, including our guests in the group that was held at Dharma Mountain in September. They asked for Kimchi even when it was not part of the day’s menu.

It is easy to make your own Kimchi. What most people don’t know however, is that during the fermentation process it is rather smelly! So best you find a separate fridge or storeroom, otherwise you will lose your friends.

But in the end you will be rewarded with a very tasty Kimchi that you – and your friends – will LOVE.

 

Ingredients (make for 1 quart):

1 medium head (2 pounds) napa china-cabbage

1/4 cup sea salt or kosher salt – Note: Use salt that is free of iodine and anti-caking agents, which can inhibit fermentation.

Water – Note: Chlorinated water can inhibit fermentation, so use spring, distilled, or filtered water if you can.

1 tablespoon grated garlic – corresponding 5 to 6 cloves

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 teaspoon sugar

1 to 5 tablespoons Korean red pepper flakes “gochugaru”

8 ounces Korean radish or daikon – peeled and cut into matchsticks

4 scallions – trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

Optional: 2 to 3 tablespoons seafood flavor. Seafood gives kimchi an umami flavor. Different regions and families may use fish sauce, salted shrimp paste, oysters, and other seafood. Use about 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, salted shrimp paste, or a combination of the two. For vegetarian kimchi, I like using 3/4 teaspoon kelp powder mixed with 3 tablespoons water, or simply 3 tablespoons of water.

 

Equipment:

Cutting board and knife

Large bowl

Gloves (optional but highly recommended)

Plate and something to weigh the kimchi down, like a jar or can of beans

Colander

Small bowl

Clean 1-quart jar with canning lid or plastic lid

Bowl or plate to place under jar during fermentation

 

Instructions:

Slice the cabbage: Cut the cabbage lengthwise into quarters and remove the cores. Cut each quarter crosswise into 2-inch-wide strips.

Salt the cabbage: Place the cabbage and salt in a large bowl. Using your hands (gloves optional), massage the salt into the cabbage until it starts to soften a bit, then add water to cover the cabbage. Put a plate on top and weigh it down with something heavy, like a jar or can of beans. Let stand for 1 to 2 hours.

Rinse and drain the cabbage: Rinse the cabbage under cold water 3 times and drain in a colander for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse and dry the bowl you used for salting, and set it aside to use in step 5.

Make the paste: Meanwhile, combine the garlic, ginger, sugar, and seafood flavor (or 3 tablespoons water) in a small bowl and mix to form a smooth paste. Mix in the gochugaru, using 1 tablespoon for mild and up to 5 tablespoons for spicy (I like about 3 1/2 tablespoons).

Combine the vegetables and paste: Gently squeeze any remaining water from the cabbage and return it to the bowl along with the radish, scallions, and seasoning paste.

Mix thoroughly: Using your hands, gently work the paste into the vegetables until they are thoroughly coated. The gloves are optional here but highly recommended to protect your hands from stings, stains, and smells!

Pack the kimchi into the jar: Pack the kimchi into the jar, pressing down on it until the brine rises to cover the vegetables. Leave at least 1 inch of headspace. Seal the jar with the lid.

Let it ferment: Let the jar stand at room temperature for 1 to 5 days. You may see bubbles inside the jar and brine may seep out of the lid; place a bowl or plate under the jar to help catch any overflow.

Check it daily and refrigerate when ready: Check the kimchi once a day, pressing down on the vegetables with a clean finger or spoon to keep them submerged under the brine. (This also releases gases produced during fermentation.) Taste a little at this point, too! When the kimchi tastes ripe enough for your liking, transfer the jar to the refrigerator.

Eating the kimchi: You may eat it right away, before putting it into the refrigerator, but it’s best after another week or two. Dedicated kimchi lovers like our cook Chanda eat it at all times of the day, at all occasions and share it with their friends!

With love from Satori Kitchen.

Picture by Leena

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