Easy Broccoli Stir Fry

If you are looking a quick meal idea, this Easy Broccoli Stir Fry is it.  I was inspired to make this recipe by my Thai Peanut Sauce recipe.  I thought it would go really well with the broccoli since I sometimes put broccoli in my Peanut Noodle Stir Fry recipe.

I slightly tweaked the peanut sauce for this recipe.  It came out pretty yummy!

easy broccoli stir fry

I added peanuts for some crunch and extra protein.  If you wanted, you can stretch this meal by serving it over rice or quinoa.  As is, this Broccoli stir fry is vegan and gluten free.

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Easy Miso Roasted Broccoli

The other day, my husband Marcus made some Easy Miso Roasted Broccoli.  He shared a picture of it in my Facebook group. Since it was so well received, he thought to make it over again for the blog.  The first time, he didn’t measure anything. However, the second time he did, so I can share with all of you!

When we first made it, we were using up some soy-based Miso paste we had in the fridge.  The second time, we used a chickpea miso paste.  Both came out very good.  I just wanted to share that there was a soy free option. 🙂

Easy Miso Roasted Broccoli

In case you were wondering, you can find miso paste in the refrigerated section.  Near the tofu and other Asian products.  Almost any health food store will have it.  I got mine at Whole Foods.

This broccoli is so delicious, you will want to just eat it off the tray!

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Creamy Broccoli Potato Soup

It’s been a very mild fall here so far, but it’s finally starting to get cooler.  Perfect soup weatherCreamy Broccoli Potato Soup weather to be exact.  This soup is great because it uses potatoes to add a creamy texture so no heavy cream is necessary.

Another great thing about this soup is that it only takes about 30 minutes to make. Easy peasy and totally delicious.

creamy broccoli potato soup

This healthy soup recipe is vegan, gluten free and grain free.  It also freezes well and it’s budget friendly. I used nutritional yeast to add a cheesy flavor, but you can omit if you like.  Or, if you eat dairy, you could add a little cheese in place of it.

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Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites (Vegan)

Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites.  I have been making a lot of quinoa dishes lately.  These Broccoli Quinoa Bites are the latest creation.

The other day we made some cheesy quinoa bites and they came out so well, that I wanted to do a broccoli and cheese version.

So that is how these Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites were born.  I made my quinoa bites in a standard sized muffin pan, but you could also use a large or mini muffin pan.  Just depends on how big you want the bites to be.

 

Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites- My Whole Food Life

 

These Broccoli Quinoa Bites can be made ahead of time and frozen.  I ate a couple with a side of roasted veggies, but I also think they might be good on top of some greens.

These healthy quinoa bites are vegan, gluten free and grain free.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

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Carrot Ginger Detox Salad

On Memorial Day, my daughter wanted to have a picnic at the park.  Since it was a spontaneous decision, we stopped at Whole Foods to get some picnic food.  My husband and I shared two things that day they were absolutely delicious.  The first one was a rice salad.  I re-created that for the blog already with my Wheat Berry Salad with Cranberries.  The other thing we had was a detox salad.  So, this is my version of that.

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This was amazing!  Super easy too.  I just had to share it with all of you.

Carrot Ginger Detox Salad

Serves 4 - 5 servings

Carrot Ginger Detox Salad
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Ingredients

    For the salad:
  • 1-2 heads of broccoli
  • 3 carrots shredded
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • For the dressing:
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 T toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1 T soy sauce or Bragg’s Aminos (for GF) (I used organic SanJ shoyu )
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Steam the broccoli. I used a rice cooker/steamer to do this. 
  2. In a sauce pan , cook the quinoa according to the package instructions.  I already had some quinoa in my fridge.  We always have some kind of grain in the fridge to make our meals stretch longer. 
  3. While the broccoli is steaming and the quinoa is cooking, throw all the ingredients together for the dressing. 
  4. Whisk them in a small bowl
  5. Once the quinoa and broccoli are done throw everything together in one big bowl .

Notes

This should last at least a week in the fridge. I think it tastes great hot or cold. I got about 4-5 servings out of my batch. Enjoy!

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