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Broccoli!

#1 Postby BlueRose » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:39 am

Have broccoli surplus. Some has been used in my latest batch of quinoa and tofu. Could use more suggestions on what to do with it. Creativity and tasty treat ideas welcome!
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Re: Broccoli!

#2 Postby xjohanx » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:00 am

Steam. Eat. Seriously.
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Re: Broccoli!

#3 Postby BlueRose » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:05 am

xjohanx wrote:Steam. Eat. Seriously.


Bland, ick, reminiscent of my mom's Irish cooking. :shock: Her idea of veggies is microwaving corn, a tiny bowl of iceberg lettuce with two slices of cucumber, or a baked potato.
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Re: Broccoli!

#4 Postby VelvetVoices » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:17 am

make a sweet and sour sauce, fry up some tofu, steam the broccoli then mix it all together and top with sliced almonds. Serve over rice/couscous/quinoa etc
or would you be interested in a Chickpea Broccoli Casserole?

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Re: Broccoli!

#5 Postby BlueRose » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:20 am

VelvetVoices wrote:make a sweet and sour sauce, fry up some tofu, steam the broccoli then mix it all together and top with sliced almonds. Serve over rice/couscous/quinoa etc
or would you be interested in a Chickpea Broccoli Casserole?


Ooh, a casserole! <3 And I love chickpeas too.

I'm a huge fan of quinoa and couscous, always keep some on supply!

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Re: Broccoli!

#6 Postby VelvetVoices » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:36 am

Chickpea Broccoli Casserole

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3 (16-ounce) cans Chickpeas - drained and rinsed (or equivalent amount cooked)
1 large Onion - quartered and thinly sliced
3 large Carrots - grated (about 2 cups)
1 Broccoli heat - cut into small florets (about 4 cups)
2 tbsp Chives - thinly sliced
1/2 cup Bread crumbs
3 tbsp Olive oil
1 cup Vegetable broth
1 tsp Salt
-Preheat oven to 350F
-In a large bowl mash the chickpeas well, using a potato masher; it takes about 2 mins to get the right consistency.
-Add the vegetables and mix well.
-Add the bread crumbs and mix, then add the oil and mix again.
-Finally, add the vegetable broth and salt, and mix one last time.
-Transfer all ingredients to a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
-Press the mixture firmly into the casserole.
-Cover with foil, bake for 45mins.
-Uncover and bake for 15 more mins.
-Serve it hot the day of, but it tastes good cold as well.
Can't remember if I've tried this recipe or not

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Re: Broccoli!

#7 Postby VelvetVoices » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:37 am

Garden Vegetable Casserole

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Filling:
1 medium   Onion - chopped
1 tbsp   Olive oil
1   Garlic clove - chopped
2 cups   Kale - finely chopped
2 cups   Broccoli - finely chopped
1 cup   Parsnip - finely chopped
1 large   Carrot - chopped
1/4 cup   Vegetable stock or water
1 tbsp   Tamari
1/2 tsp   Salt

Topping:
3 slices   Bread - roughly chopped
1/2 cup   Vegan cheese - grated (optional)
1/2 cup   Firm tofu
2 tbsp   Olive oil
1 tbsp   Tamari
1 tsp   Dried basil
1 tsp   Dried oregano
1 tsp   Asian chili garlic sauce (or other hot sauce)
1/4 tsp   Salt
1/4 tsp   Ground black pepper

-Preheat oven to 350F
-Lightly oil an 8x8-inch baking dish and set aside.
-In a large saucepan on medium heat, saute the onions in oil until translucent. Add the garlic, kale, broccoli, parsnips, carrots, stock, tamari, and salt.
-Cover with a lid and simmer for 4-6 mins, or until carrots start to soften.
-While vegetables are simmering, in a food processor, blend the bread, "cheese", tofu, oil, tamari, basil, oregano, hot sauce, salt and pepper until smooth.
-Transfer cooked vegetables to baking dish.
-Spread tofu mixture evenly over top of vegetables and bake for 20-25 mins.

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Re: Broccoli!

#8 Postby VelvetVoices » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:43 am

Here I'll add one more.....

Quick Green Veggie Soup with Couscous

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1/2 cup   Couscous (preferably whole wheat)
One 32-ounce carton   Vegetable broth
1 cup   Water - boiling
2 cups   Water
1 medium   Zucchini - quartered lengthwise and diced
1/2 cup   Frozen green peas or frozen edamame - completely thawed
1 1/2 cups   Broccoli - florets finely chopped
3   Scallions - sliced
1 to 2 tsp   Fresh or jarred ginger - minced
2 tbsp   Fresh dill - chopped
2 to 3 tbsp   Reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp   Olive oil
2 to 3 ounces   Baby spinach or watercress
1/4 cup   Fresh parsley or cilantro - chopped
   Fresh ground pepper

-In a small heatproof container, combine the couscous with 1 cup boiling water. Cover and set aside.
-In a soup pot, combine the broth with 2 cups water and bring to a simmer.
-Add the zucchini, peas, broccoli, scallions, ginger to taste, and dill.
-Return to a rapid simmer, then cover and cook 3 to 4 mins, until the vegetables are done.
-Stir in soy sauce to taste along with the oil, spinach, and parsley.
-Cook for another minute or two, just until the spinach has wilted.
-Stir in the couscous. Season with pepper and, if desired, additional soy sauce.

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Re: Broccoli!

#9 Postby Lyric » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:58 am

grab fresh broccoli and organic vegan poppyseed dip, eat.
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Re: Broccoli!

#10 Postby lobsteriffic » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:02 pm

I really like broccoli roasted in the oven with a tiny bit of sea salt. I like how it gets crunchy.

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Re: Broccoli!

#11 Postby vegimator » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:44 pm

The broccoli quiche from vegan brunch is great and healthy (mainly just tofu, a few cashews and broccoli).

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Re: Broccoli!

#12 Postby BlueRose » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:04 am

Thanks to this recipe I made a casserole of awesome. I can't wait to eat more of it! I had all but one can of chickpeas but a ton of broccoli and some zucchini and green beans I had already cooked in olive oil, onion flakes, and garlic. So I diced everything up and added one large onion diced, almond slivers, Daiya cheddar and Italian shreds, and added more garlic. No chives on me and since some of the veggies already cooked in olive oil just added extra veg broth and used a bit more breading since I had a LOT of veggies!

The entire thing was one of the most delicious meals I have ever made, and it was so easy! Two thumbs up, have leftovers and would cook again!


VelvetVoices wrote:Chickpea Broccoli Casserole

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3 (16-ounce) cans Chickpeas - drained and rinsed (or equivalent amount cooked)
1 large Onion - quartered and thinly sliced
3 large Carrots - grated (about 2 cups)
1 Broccoli heat - cut into small florets (about 4 cups)
2 tbsp Chives - thinly sliced
1/2 cup Bread crumbs
3 tbsp Olive oil
1 cup Vegetable broth
1 tsp Salt
-Preheat oven to 350F
-In a large bowl mash the chickpeas well, using a potato masher; it takes about 2 mins to get the right consistency.
-Add the vegetables and mix well.
-Add the bread crumbs and mix, then add the oil and mix again.
-Finally, add the vegetable broth and salt, and mix one last time.
-Transfer all ingredients to a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
-Press the mixture firmly into the casserole.
-Cover with foil, bake for 45mins.
-Uncover and bake for 15 more mins.
-Serve it hot the day of, but it tastes good cold as well.
Can't remember if I've tried this recipe or not
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Re: Broccoli!

#13 Postby Barb123 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:43 am

I love it steamed with a squeeze of lemon juice on top. Yum!!
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Re: Broccoli!

#14 Postby DiggerDan » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:29 pm

BlueRose wrote:The entire thing was one of the most delicious meals I have ever made, and it was so easy! Two thumbs up, have leftovers and would cook again!


VelvetVoices wrote:Chickpea Broccoli Casserole

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3 (16-ounce) cans Chickpeas - drained and rinsed (or equivalent amount cooked)
1 large Onion - quartered and thinly sliced
3 large Carrots - grated (about 2 cups)
1 Broccoli heat - cut into small florets (about 4 cups)
2 tbsp Chives - thinly sliced
1/2 cup Bread crumbs
3 tbsp Olive oil
1 cup Vegetable broth
1 tsp Salt
-Preheat oven to 350F
-In a large bowl mash the chickpeas well, using a potato masher; it takes about 2 mins to get the right consistency.
-Add the vegetables and mix well.
-Add the bread crumbs and mix, then add the oil and mix again.
-Finally, add the vegetable broth and salt, and mix one last time.
-Transfer all ingredients to a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
-Press the mixture firmly into the casserole.
-Cover with foil, bake for 45mins.
-Uncover and bake for 15 more mins.
-Serve it hot the day of, but it tastes good cold as well.
Can't remember if I've tried this recipe or not


+1...VERY GOOD INDEED!!

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Re: Broccoli!

#15 Postby Vegan Joe » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:18 pm

Steamed then mixed with Daiya Cheese.

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