Being vegan can be difficult, especially trying to find the perfect alternatives to your previous favorites if you switched from being an omnivore. However with some creativity and experimenting, you can come up with some pretty creative results. Some results come out being even better than the “real” thing!
This is one of those cases. If your like us, you crave different kinds of food all the time, whether you’re vegan or not. Luke is a pretty experimental cook and makes really amazing curry but sometimes he misses the meat aspect. Once he adds in his marinated tofu, the craving is satisfied! Here we are going to show you how I tackled one of my cravings; Honey Roasted Chicken. Before I became vegan, I loved honey roasted chicken so much that my mom used to make it almost everyday. Now those days are gone and I was sitting in bed, doing my textbook readings for Philosophy, when the craving hit me. Then I thought to my self, how am I going to go about recreating this meal to be vegan. Recently I’ve been avoiding vegan meat substitutes just because I got a little tired of them, so vegan protein was out the window. Then I remembered honey isn’t really vegan and I got quite frustrated. I analyzed the pantry to see what we had that could potentially diminish my craving. I had an unopened bottle of blue agave nectar. Then with that I grabbed some broccoli that needed to be eaten and messed around a bit with spices and perfection was born!
Agave Roasted Broccoli! It’s so flavorful, tender, and healthy! This recipe was so amazing that I almost forgot that it was vegan! The best part about it is the way that the agave and the garlic just combine and make such a unique flavor!
To make this amazing Agave Roasted Broccoli you’re going to need:
-1/3 of 48 oz. bag of Broccoli Florets
-1 1/2 T. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
-5 1/2 T. Blue Agave Nectar
-4 minced garlic cloves
– 7 T. Water
– 2 t. Corn starch
– 1 pinch of Chinese 5 Spice
– 1 pinch of cayenne powder
Step 1: Load the broccoli onto a cookie sheet and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Once oven is ready, put in broccoli for 17 minutes.
Step 2: Mix the 7 tablespoons of water with the 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. Set aside. Put rest of ingredients into pan and bring let it lightly simmer. Add in the water and cornstarch mixture and mix until it thickens.
Step 3: Once broccoli is finished roasting, add to agave mixture and mix until broccoli is coated. Enjoy by itself or with rice!
Hope you enjoyed this recipe!