YES! I made something new and different! It's no secret, dearies. Whilst I love real food, I am NOT a creative culinary genius. Nope. Not my strong suit. My skills lie elsewhere in the intuitive, cheerleader, get-off-your-ass-and-change-your-damn-situation realm.
With less damn and more "you can do it! Rah Rah!"
Back to the recipe.
I do enjoy cooking whole, real food. And sometimes I need help doing it. I took this from Whole Foods and pretty much made it to the T the first time (whoops! Totally forgot to add the apple cider vinegar. oh well!). Next time, there will be some changes. Oh yes! Yes, there will. Namely, more veggies. It's a good rule to apply to each and every day and each and every meal.
So, here you go. Enjoy!
CREAMY TAHINI BROCCOLI PASTA
1 can garbanzo beans (we've talked about Eden brand beans and why you want them, right? Good.)
1/4 cup Bragg's Liquid Aminos (soy-based 'sauce')
1/2 tahini (sesame puree)
1 whole wee lime, for juicing
4 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp Maine Coast Sea Seasonings Kelp Granules (low-sodium salt alternative)
1 (16-ounce) package gluten-free pasta of your choice
1 small onion, diced
however much broccoli you want. Chopped. Stems included.
**I added in sun-dried tomatoes**
1) In a food processor or (*ahem* VITAMIX) blend together the first 7 listed ingredients. Blend until smooth. I totally forgot the apple cider vinegar and LOVED this sauce anyway. Just goes to show ya, screwing up is all about how you look at it.
Set the sauce aside.
2) Bring 5 cups of water to a boil and prepare pasta according to package directions.
3) In a saute pan, add onion and stir until browned. Add broccoli, cover, reduce heat to med-low and cook until bright green and somewhat soft (about 2 minutes).
4) In a large bowl, combine ~1 cup broccoli/onion mixture and 1/2 cup pasta. Drizzle over about 1/3-1/2 sauce. It's totally bean and seed based so why the heck not?! Toss and serve hot.
You know how you go out to eat and they never give you enough broccoli or sun-dried tomatoes? You cooked. You call the shots, now.