I’ve been doing this thing where almost all the groceries I buy lately are fresh produce, usually not knowing what I’ll do with any of it until I get home and start putting things together. It forces me to cook with more veggies since not using them means they go bad (goodbye, money!), and it encourages me to rely on the true flavor of the food and using spices.
I do eat pretty healthy, but have always still indulged in less-healthy options. However, eating a diet that is at least 70% veggies has not only been delicious and fun but helped me lose some weight and helped my occasionally-problematic skin clear up. Win-win-win.
This recipe is incredibly simple and has a really impressive flavor. It’s also really easy. If you can chop, mix stuff in a bowl, and take something in and out of an oven, you can do this. It also only takes about FIVE MINUTES (not counting cooking time, which you can use to watch cat videos on Youtube).
Here’s the video!
Extra-super-special thank you to Matt and Sarah ofLehigh Valley Mirror for making a beautiful video. I’m excited to say I’m going to work with them at least once a month to make more cooking segments! You absolutely MUST check out their websiteevery week (updated on Wednesdays) for videos of 100% local businesses, artists, musicians, retail shops, and events.
Sweet and Sour Broccoli
- 3-4 heads of broccoli florets (or estimate equivalent amount of pre-cut florets)
- 1 cup fresh pineapple cut into chunks (use canned if you must!)
- 1-2 cloves of garlic, grated
- 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
- 2 Tbsp. agave nectar
- juice of 1/2 an orange
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, tamari sauce or Bragg’s liquid aminos
- 2 teaspoon. chili paste (optional)
- 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
Add the broccoli and pineapple to a large mixing bowl.
In a small mixing bowl, add remaining ingredients for the sauce. Add sauce the broccoli and pineapple and mix. Put coated veggies into a baking dish, and put in oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Broccoli will start to brown a little on the top, and that’s when it’s done! Dish over your favorite whole grain or rice. Top Enjoy!
*You can certainly add more veggies to this (red peppers would be great), or a protein like tofu or tempeh. Mmm.
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