Have you tried your broccoli roasted? It is delicious.
The broccoli comes out with a milder taste than its raw or steamed counterparts. Add to that a sprinkling of a delicate orange dressing and you have got a nice, nutritious vegetable side dish. Plus, it’s really easy!
I created this salad on Valentine’s Day as a light start to a really hearty meal of a rustic pasta dish, crusty bread and a rich dessert.
Also, it has one really interesting component: balsamic onions. I have read (and have found it to be true) that if you soak fresh cut onions in water for a few minutes, that it takes some of the pungency out of them.
I took it a step further and soaked the onions a bit longer before soaking them in balsamic vinegar. It makes a nice accent to the salad with lots of flavor and no fat. Plus, you use the vinegar for a dressing.
I received an email from a woman who was looking for a support group because her granddaughter had recently decided to become vegan.
While I gave her some ideas and recommended some reading materials, I failed to mention some other products that might help, like mock meat. So, I emailed her a bit of a guide on faux meat since it can help make the meal seem a bit more familiar to new vegetarians or vegans and their non-vegetarian friends.