detox broccoli*

A friend passed this super easy broccoli dish on to me. I guess the idea is that if you've been over-indulging then the purity of this dish is supposed to jump start a fresh eating plan. I don't know about that but I will tell you it is delicious, and I've made broccoli every which way imaginable. This truly is scrumptious.

1 bunch broccoli
2 T Olive Oil
1 T Earth Balance Margarine
Chop broccoli into 1" pieces including stems and leaves
Heat oil until quite hot
Add broccoli
Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes (do not stir)
Uncover, stir and add margarine. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes
The broccoli will be caramelized and crunchy on one side and soft on the other.
I sprinkle chopped toasted Walnuts over it and have also laid it over a bed of orzo.
No animals were harmed making this dish.


  1. Yum. Sounds like it would make a great side dish too (for us non-vegan types).
    Thanks Janet!

  2. Oh boy! I love love love broccoli and I am definitely going to try this recipe!


  3. Hi Janet, It does look delicious. There's a cafe I've been going to that makes the most perfect cold broccoli salad. Have you ever made that and do you have a good recipe for it? xoTrina

  4. Janet,
    Love broccoli! I'll have to have you tell me sometime or maybe you could explain in a post "why vegan"? Why isn't vegetarian good enough? I apologize if it's too personal but I am interested. steve

  5. Hi LPC and Steve

    LPC - earth balance margarine b/c it's vegan.

    Steve - I'm vegan first and foremost for animal rights. Once I learned of the torture and rampant infection on dairy farms it was very easy to switch from vegetarian to vegan. Even organic dairy farms are awful re animal rights. Of course the health benefits are tremendous too. I would suggest you check out a documentary narrated by Joquin Phoenix entitled "Earthlings." I would be very surprised if it doesn't have a major impact on what you put in your mouth.

  6. WOO HOO you go girl - love the vegan. Have a big bunch of the broc and will try this. I have several new recipes and the "do not stir or touch" is the key for the carmelizing of the veggies. Love it carry on......

  7. Yum yum... love a good vegetarian dish and this one looks fabulous Janet... thank you and is (and sorry to sound a bit stupid!!) orzo a type of pasta?

  8. That sounds great - i am usually a bit boring with the veges and need ideas like this. One of my girlfriends is vegan and makes the most divine vegan cupcakes! Heres a link to the book if you dont already have it:)

    Mel xxx

  9. Semi Ex Pat - Yes, Orzo is a small rice shaped pasta.

    Mel - I will def. check that out, sounds great

    Trina - I'll email you a great cold broccoli salad recipe I have

  10. Looks so fresh and delicious!

    See you Sunday!

    Eddie + Jaithan

  11. Hi Janet, Thanks for nice comment on my wall. I don't think you want to be a full time housewife-I've been home full time for a year now and I'm ready to find something to get me out of the house. Playing around my house on a cold snowy day is a reward though! :)

    p.s. I used to be a vegetarian also. If people really knew - they would be vegans also!


  12. J, broc is my favourite vege I love it. Meanwhile please post a long detailed explanation about how you came to be cooking treats as a chef for Hef at the Mansion. My garden is a mess. Must prune it asap.

  13. Hi J, I just re-looked at yor Palm Springs photos. I want to go there RIGHT NOW. That place is so gorgeous. Old Kelly did a great job with the decor. I loved those dog statues near the pool and all that yellow is just so lovely. You are lucky to have access to such nice places. Love Me x

  14. This sounds yummy and simple, I will give it a go tonight. Thanks for posting so many vegan recipes!

  15. Janet, looks delicious!! Have so much fun on your Eddie adventure and thanks so much for your sweet thoughts on my birthday post. Sorry about the cupcakes, but everyone must suffer - I have done non-stop birthday cake eating (I got two!) since Thursday.

    Lots of love and hope you have/had a FAB weekend, you sweet girl you! Hope to hear about your adventures. A big xo, Terri


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