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Miso Broccoli and Lentils

This is the ultimate fast food. If your lentils are already cooked this dish takes about 25 minutes to get just right, but the flavors don't act like it. They are rich, surprisingly complex, super savory, and not the faintest hint of "health food" taste.  But guess what? It's totally health food.

Lentils have a shit ton of protein, enough in fact, to make it the third-highest protein producing legume or nut (the #1 spot goes to hemp, followed by the soybean in protein spot #2).

And she's not just good on the protein, one cup of lentils a day gives you over half of your recommended iron allowance, which is kind of a big deal.

You know what else is a big deal? Fighting cancer; apparently that's broccoli's favorite thing to do. It's basically a superhero veggie. His only job is to stop cancer from ever showing it's face. Whether or not that's true, or just hyperbole, doesn't matter. If it's not some crazy awesome anti-cancer body protestor, I'm ok with it because broccoli is delicious and versatile and great at every meal.

On the other hand, if broccoli wants to fly around in a little red cape fighting bad guys in my body, all the while still being delicious and versatile and great at every meal, that's what I call a win-win.

olive oil
1 head of broccoli, chopped up
2 tbsp miso
1 tsp tamari
1/4 c water
1/4 c nutritional yeast
splash of apple cider vinegar
2 c cooked lentils

1 lemons, juiced
1 onion, diced

  1. Mix together your miso, water, and tamari and set aside.
  2. In a big skillet get some oil hot and toss in your broccoli. Give the pot a swirl or two to coat the florets in oil and get them a-browning. After a few swirls, add the miso dressing to the party and put a lid on it. After awhile the broccoli is going to start to get tender, at the point add in the nutritional yeast and a splash of vinegar. When the broccoli is tender and all the liquid has been cooked out transfer to a plate and keep warm. 
  3. Using the same skillet, get some more oil hot and fry up your lentils and onions. After a few minutes, sprinkle in that lemon juice. 
  4. Serve your lentils and miso broccoli over a bed of greens and feast. 


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