Buddha bowls are one of the best ways of to enjoy a complete meal, yet delicious and appealing. Also known as bliss bowl, glow bowl, hippie bowl, power bowl, glory bowl, nourish bowl, big bowl of awesomeness etc. a Buddha Bowl gets its name not because it’s zen and holy, but because it’s so full that the oval shape resembles a laughing Buddha’s belly. More than that, a buddha bowl is a plant-based meal, packed with the nutrition you need for optimum health. The great thing about is that it requires very little preparation, all the ingredients can be batch made and it’s super easy and quick to put together, saving you precious time in the kitchen on those days you’re really short on it. 


Buddha Bowls are pretty. Let’s face it, we like pretty food. In all fairness, it doesn’t matter what we call it, but it matters what it looks like and tastes like in the end. 

We eat with our eyes, and sight is the first sense that sends signals to the brain, checking whether the food is appealing or not. The more appealing it is (by being colourful and having a great smell and texture), the quicker you start reacting to it. That means you produce saliva and digestive enzymes preparing yourself for the feast.

You may wonder what’s the fuss about that? Well, the more saliva and digestive enzymes you produce, the quicker and easier the food you’re eating gets broken down. That translates to better nutrient absorption and optimised energy.

How cool is that? The food is not only pretty, but it’s really good for you too. On that basis, starting with dessert first is good logic, but I’ll tell you more about that another time. 

For now, I’m super excited to invite you to this experience on how to create your Perfect Buddha Bowl on Monday the 27th of February. 


  • the basics of plant-based nutrition 

  • what’s the acid/alkaline balance 

  • the core principles of flavour pairing 

  • why we need to take care of our gut and how to make fermented foods 

  • how to get the most out of your food and money 

  • how to create your own buddha bowl 

  • 5 different recipes 

  • enjoy group dinner with everyone


“Thank you so much for organising this workshop. It was great to see in practice the knowledge of all the informal reading I have made in the last couple of years and never had the time/courage to get to the stage of doing it.” Georgeta 

“Denisa, thank you for an amazing workshop last week. It was soooooo much more than I expected. Not only did you teach us how to create amazing food but you also taught us the theory and principles behind a raw food diet and lifestyle in a beautiful environment. It was inspirational and a real treat” Jasbir 

“Thank you Denisa for teaching me new raw food recipes that I can try out on my own at home, without feeling intimated! But most importantly thank you for sharing your passion, your skills and knowledge, you are a true inspiration to all of us! The Raw Food Class last night was amazing!” Eva

“Denisa’s raw food class last night was fantastic! She made raw foods accessible, and I think it really helps to see her demonstrate how easy it can be. I can’t wait to try some of the recipes myself. They are creative and most of all, I loved the flavours. Her recipes lift the taste from good to amazing! Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring, and she will show you how.” Cheryl


WHEN: Monday, 27th of February, 2017, 6.30pm-9.15pm

WHERE: The Dead Dolls Club, Islington, 181 Upper St, London N1 1RQ, London, United Kingdom

BOOKING: includes all ingredients, recipes, food and teaching

Early bird until 20th of February: £25

Late bird after 20th of February £30




Denisa Ratulea is a London-based Health Coach and plant-based chef. She is the founder of Second Nature and the author of Cooking from your Heart. Denisa’s mission is to inspire one million people in her father’s memory on balanced, healthy eating and living, delivering talks, cooking classes and retreats across the UK and Europe. She helps busy people make health and energy their second nature by simplifying healthy eating, whether on a one to one basis or group work. 

After years of living in pain, due to scoliosis, Denisa started her journey in order to heal her back, reduce pain and inflammation and prepare for a second spinal surgery. By adopting an alkaline, plant-based lifestyle she transformed her life. Denisa went from being sedentary and often in pain, to a complete makeover, losing over 30 pounds, performing various sports and finishing her first Triathlon while still having metal rods and screws in her spine. Denisa embarked on a learning path, with a mission to explore and experiment with foods in order to find what works best for us in the 21st century and is now helping others rediscover their health potential and fall in love with healthy eating.

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