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asian sprouted tofu “stir-fry” sheet pan dinner

by Jackie Newgent  |  September 21, 2017  |  2 Comments
Dinner doesn’t get much easier than tossing all of the ingredients together and roasting on a pan … unless you just order takeout. But there’s no need for carryout when you can simply whip up this homemade “stir-fry” on a sheet pan. It’s loaded with plant-based goodness. It’s delicious. And clean-up is a breeze! Plus, it’s perfect timing since “Sheet Pan Meals” is the Recipe Redux theme this month. Plan to enjoy it on Meatless Monday (and beyond!). Why it’s better for you? It’s 100% plant-based and contains no added sugars!
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meatless monday: baby bella and broccoli lo mein

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 6, 2014  |  0 Comments
This Asian-inspired stir-fried noodle dish is a delight! It has a nice balance of saltiness to sweetness … the slight hint of sweetness coming naturally from coconut water. It’s a tasty way to up your veggie quota for the day. It’s a versatile recipe, too. You can swap in nearly any non-starchy vegetables. Try it with various noodles, like protein rich adzuki bean or edamame spaghetti. And serve this dish hot or cold. When chilled, lightly splash with rice vinegar and enjoy as a lively noodle salad. Whichever way you choose to partake in this lo mein, do enjoy it often–and especially on Meatless Monday! Calories saved: 230 Why it’s better for you? Lots of veggies + whole grain goodness!
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roasted vegetable hummus

by Jackie Newgent  |  September 2, 2014  |  2 Comments
I’m a big advocate of food never going to waste! So whenever I have extra vegetables getting lonely in the fridge, I often sauté them and toss with pasta, scrambled with eggs, or stuff into a burrito. Sometimes I create new flavors of hummus with them, too. So I decided it was time to write down the recipe and share it with all. This is my roasted vegetable version of hummus. I made this particular recipe with broccoli. But you can swap out the broccoli and replace with nearly any veggie that roasts well. (Hint: Try it with roasted beets; the hummus will be pink!) You can go heavier on the vegetables if you wish, too. Serve it like you...
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broccoli cheese soup with pumpkin puree

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 5, 2013  |  3 Comments
Makes 4 servings: 1 1/2 cups each My sister is a huge fan of Panera Bread and their super creamy broccoli Cheddar soup. After trying a few bites of her soup one day, I totally understood why. But I also realized that it wasn’t quite the calorie friendly variety. So, of course, I leaped into action in my kitchen to recreate a better-for-you version that was equally tasty—if not tastier. This is the winner! My inspired version has a lovely autumn yellow-orange hue from pumpkin puree and turmeric. The pumpkin also creates extra lusciousness without excess dairy decadence. You can actually use 100% pure pumpkin from a can; you don’t need to go hunting in a pumpkin patch for the...
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