Vegan Mofo #25- Double Garlic Broccoli & Asparagus 2 Ways

One of my husband and my favorite places to dine in Burlington is A Single Pebble this amazing family style authentic Chinese Restaurant that has a great number of vegan options.   Our favorite dish, well one of them we have so many, is Double Garlic Broccoli  which is broccoli, garlic, cashews and chili flakes and this delicious soy based sauce.

I was rummaging through my fridge last night trying to decide what to make for dinner based on which produce needed to be used first and I remembered I had bought some broccoli at the Saturday farmers market that I hadn’t used yet. As well I had a huge bunch of Asparagus that was in need of being cooked up,  I decided I would make my version of Double Garlic Broccoli and cook the asparagus 2 ways.

Double Garlic Broccoli

Makes 4 large servings, can easily be cut in half

 Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups broccoli florets
  • 1 Tbl vegetable oil
  • 8 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp chili flakes, more or less based on how hot you like things
  • ¼ Cup of  water
  • 2 Tbls soy sauce
  • ½ Cup raw cashews
  • ½ tsp toasted sesame oil

Directions:

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a walk over high heat.
  2. Add the garlic and chili flakes and let cook for 30 seconds then add the broccoli and toss together.
  3. Turn down the heat to medium-high and add the water, for 4-7 minutes until the broccoli has softened.
  4. Add the soy sauce, cashews and sesame oil.
  5. Serve as a side dish or as a main over brown rice.

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Cheezy Asparagus

Makes 4 small side servings

 Ingredients:

  • 15 spears of asparagus
  • 1 Tbl olive oil
  • 2 Tbl nutritional yeast
  • ½ Tbl goya adobo (if you don’t have this use salt& pepper & a pinch of garlic powder)

 Directions:

  1. 1.Heat oven to 375F. Place the asparagus in a baking dish.
  2. Toss the asparagus with the oil, nutritional yeast and adobo.
  3. Place dish in the oven and bake for 15min
  4. Plate and garnish with chopped scallions.

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Garlicky Asparagus

Makes 4 small side servings

Ingredients:

  • 15 spears of asparagus
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbl olive oil
  • S+P

 Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375F. Place the asparagus in a baking dish.
  2. Mix together the oil, garlic, S+P and pour over the asparagus
  3. Place dish in the oven and bake for 15min
  4. Plate and garnish with the garlic that has been left at the bottom of the pan.

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4 responses to “Vegan Mofo #25- Double Garlic Broccoli & Asparagus 2 Ways

  1. Everything looks delicious! And I love that Chinese take-out box shaped dish that the stir-fry is in!

  2. Sometimes I think I’m the only one that adds that much garlic to my asparagus! So freaking good.

  3. Garlicky goodness!

  4. I have to make both of these things asap! I LOVE garlicky broccoli and asparagus is always good. Thanks for the recipe.

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