Some of us “reward” ourselves with takeout on the weekends, when the paycheck is fresh and we’ve got money to spare, but you know what?
I’ve always liked to break the rules.
Making your own “takeout” at home tastes superior to any MSG-laced concoction you could get down the street, is overall better for your health, and can be served any day of the week!
You don’t need a bunch of stir-fry sauces or exotic ingredients to get a mouth-watering dinner either. All you need is 30 minutes to spare, which is one of the main reasons I LOVE this “Broccoli in Garlic Sauce”: it’s simple and quick to execute, making it a win-win on any weeknight!
Especially on rainy days, this is the perfect remedy to get you feeling nice and cozy. When serving my own homemade takeout, I love pulling out the chopsticks and fancy dishware to make it fun and extra special for the kids. Sometimes I’ll even turn on Asian-style music and light candles for the ultimate ambiance, and other times…
Well, I’ll just turn on a good episode of Seinfeld instead and watch Elaine attempt to steal eggrolls:
But you want to know the BEST part of all?
“Broccoli in Garlic Sauce” is a traditional favorite on any Chinese takeout menu, so you don’t have to use substitutions, or
convince your family to “try this vegan meal (pretty please)”. There’s no tofu or unfamiliar ingredients to taste test, and it’s 100% gluten-free.
And don’t forget the health benefits you receive from stuffing your face with a generous amount of broccoli and garlic.
Garlic is one of my favorite medicinal herbs, as it can help combat colds, reduce blood pressure, and improve cholesterol. Broccoli, on the other hand, is rich in fiber, and can help strengthen bones, control diabetes, improve your immune function, and even reduce the risk of cancer.
Truly, this is simplicity at its best.
This week, grab just 30 minutes and make some easy vegan takeout…and don’t forget the chopsticks!