11 February 2015
CASHEW CRUSHED BROCCOLI Broccoli is packed with all those good-for-you vitamins and minerals that the body needs. Especially rich in Iron, Vitamin B, Potassium, Magnesium and dietary fibre, broccoli is a must eat! Not the most tantalising on its own it is not always easy for us to consume sufficient amounts of this superfood. My more appetising version of broccoli adds some power packed flavour, texture and a little sweetness that should leave you wanting seconds (and maybe thirds too).
1 large head of broccoli
1 tsp. crushed garlic
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. raw honey
2 tsp. Himalayan pink crystal salt
2 tsp. dried organic spearmint
1 tsp. dried organic oregano
1 tsp. dried organic basil
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
½ cup raisins
1 cup cashew nuts
Place water in medium cooking pot
Chop broccoli into smaller florets
Place broccoli florets into stainless-steel basket steamer and submerge into cooking pot filled with water
Place cooking pot on stove and allow to steam for 6-8 minutes
Once broccoli has cooked and softened remove from heat
Remove steam basket and lay broccoli out onto a cutting board
Allow broccoli to cool
Once cooled, dice broccoli into fine pieces to form a crushed like appearance
Place coconut oil and crushed garlic in a large frying pan and allow to melt.
Add crushed broccoli, oregano, spearmint, basil, cinnamon, honey and
raisins and sauté for 3 minutes.
In a separate frying pan, add 1 tsp. coconut oil, cashews and 1 tsp. cinnamon and allow to toast on high heat for 1 minute, tossing regularly until cashews are toasted and coated in cinnamon
Add cinnamon-toasted cashews to broccoli and sauté for another minute until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
Serve on its own, or as a side together with grilled chicken breasts/ fish or steak.
Yours in Health Always,