five surprising broccoli recipes

Posted on December 3rd, 2013

Broccoli is good stuff. I don’t need to spell it out much more than that.

Photography by Marija Ivkovic

Broccoli, pumpkin and harissa mish mash salad in a jar – recipe below. Photography by Marija Ivkovic

Why don’t I share a few clever things to do with it instead.

I like to par-cook and freeze mine. I do this as soon as I buy a head. Or two. I simply cook it 60% (in a steamer), let it cool, then store in 1/2 cup serves in zip-look bags in the freezer. It’s ready to then toss through pasta or stirfry or to put in a salad (it will keep things cool until lunch).

I put some in my green smoothie in the morning. Yep. A couple of par-cooked and frozen florets totally up the green factor and create a lovely thickness to things.

In a similar vein, I sometimes puree the par-cooked and frozen florets, freeze in an ice cube tray, ready to add to my smoothie.

I also like to make a pesto out of it…there’s a recipe in I Quit Sugar.

And I like to eat it for breakfast, mostly as an Eggy Muggin or in my Egg and Bacon cupcakes, both of which you can find in I Quit Sugar.

Plus I like to indulge in the following:

1. Broc Bites

  • 2–3 cups cooked broccoli, chopped
  • 1½ cups grated cheddar (or any other hard cheese)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • sea salt, to taste

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The I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook is here!

Posted on November 25th, 2013

Ready for your simplest and healthiest sugar-free Christmas ever? I’m excited to share my UPDATED I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook with you today – hot off the press, with six meal plans designed specifically to help you enjoy a simple, joyful, and healthy, nutritious sugar-free Christmas. Plus, a bonus Thanksgiving meal plan (just in time for Thanksgiving this Thursday!).

Pumpkin ginger spice granola, photography by Marija Ivkovic

Pumpkin ginger spice granola, photography by Marija Ivkovic

Here’s a little taste of what’s included:

  • six unique meal plan styles (to follow strictly or mix and match)
  • over 75 sugar-free Christmas-inspired recipes
  • gluten and grain free, Paleo and vegan options
  • sugar-free cocktails designed exclusively for I Quit Sugar by Trolley’d
  • shopping lists, conversion charts and more!

All for the sweet price of $19. Simply click on the button below to order your copy today!

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If you’re debating a Thanksgiving dinner this year, the Thanksgiving Banquet Meal Plan includes all your traditional favourites…but with an I Quit Sugar spin. Think Chai Spiced Eggnog Shots, Spiced Raspberry Sauce (yes), Stupidly Simple Turkey, Beetroot and Apple Relish Read more

Pre-order your copy of the (updated!) I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook today!

Posted on November 4th, 2013

With the festive season just around the block, I’m excited to join in the build-up with the release of this year’s  I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook, a revised version of our original, designed specifically to help you enjoy a simple, joyful, and healthy, sugar-free Christmas. Plus I’ve chucked in a bonus Thanksgiving meal plan, perfect for a dinner party with friends, family or housemates.

Christmas Berry Swirl Cheesecake, photography by Marija Ivkovic

Here’s a taste of what’s included:

  • six unique meal plan styles (to follow strictly or mix and match): Let’s Do Brunch, The Summer Barbeque, Traditional with a Twist, A Very Veggie Christmas, Kid-friendly Feeds and The Thanksgiving Banquet.
  • more than 65 sugar-free Christmas-inspired recipes
  • gluten and grain free, Paleo and vegan options
  • a bonus Thanksgiving meal plan
  • recipes designed to be pre-prepared for a hassle-free Christmas day
  • shopping lists (that add up all your ingredients in one nifty run-down), conversion charts and more!

All for the sweet price of $19. Simply click on the button below to pre-order your copy today.

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The  I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook also includes:

  • A “Using Your Leftovers” plan: a quick guide of genius ways to use leftovers for Boxing Day. And beyond. Read more