Double Broccoli Bowl

INGREDIENTS

3 cups cooked quinoa or brown rice

5 cups raw broccoli, cut into small florets and stems

3 medium garlic cloves

2/3 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds, toasted

1/2- 1 tsp sea salt

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup coconut milk, heavy cream, or cashew cream

1-2 avocado, sliced 

 

METHOD

  1. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for a minute so it is barely cooked. Transfer the broccoli to a strainer and run under cold water until it stops cooking. Set aside.

  2. Make the broccoli pesto. Puree two cups of the cooked broccoli, the garlic, 1/2 cup of the pumpkin seeds, salt, and lemon juice in a food processor. Drizzle in the olive oil and cream and pulse until smooth.

  3. Just before serving, toss the quinoa and remaining broccoli florets with about 1/2 of the broccoli pesto. Taste and adjust the flavor with more pesto, lemon juice, coconut milk and/or salt. Serve with sliced avocado and more seeds. 


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Tabbouleh

INGREDIENTS

2 cups cooked brown rice or quinoa

1/2 cup dried apricots or dates

2/3 cup mixture of pumpkin, sunflower, anon sesame seeds, toasted

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 cups chopped parsley

1 cup chopped cilantro

1/2 cup chopped mint

1/2 cup oil soaked sun-dried tomatoes (chopped) or 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Salt and freshly ground pepper

 

METHOD

Toss all the ingredients and serve.

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Tahini Sauce

Ingredients

1 Large Cauliflower (keep all the leaves)

5 Tbsp Olive Oil

Sea Salt (to taste)

1 Lemon

Green Tahini Sauce (Optional. See Dressing section)

Method

  1. Using a pair of scissors, trim the leaves so about 2 inches of cauliflower head is exposed. (If there was no leave when you purchased, leave as is)

  2. In a large pot, steam the cauliflower until it is at least halfway cooked, 6-8 minutes after water boils. Let it cool down.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375F.

  4. Place the cauliflower on a baking sheet, head facing upwards, and drizzle olive oil over the cauliflower, followed by 1.5 teaspoon of sea salt. Place in oven and roast for 1.5-2 hours, basting the cauliflower with oil 5-6 times during baking. Cauliflower is ready when it is dark golden and leaves are crisp and charred.

  5. Remove from the oven and set aside for 5 minutes. Serve with the lemon wedges, salt, and the green tahini sauce. 

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