Fortunately, there are tons of creative and delicious ways to get proteins at all means and - aside from picking up a new protein powder which I love - I have been consciously trying to create recipes that are packed full of plant-based proteins.
Also making an appearance in this dish was broccoli! Not because I thought it was a particularly necessary ingredient but because it came in my second box from Organics to You!
Along with the broccoli was kale, lettuce, beets, carrots, leeks, garlic, tangelos, oranges, tangerines, 3 different varietals of pears and pink lady apples! I love these boxes beyond words. Thursdays are my favorite days of the week!
Nothing makes my week like fresh produce!!
Anyway, back to the food...
This recipe, adapted from a traditional chana masala, utilizes mushrooms and broccoli and coconut milk for some new flavor combinations.
I served it over steamed brown rice with 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast stirred in (Cheesy rice! So easy - 2 ingredients!)
Mushrom Chana Masala
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 large yellow onion, diced
- 8 oz. crimini mushrooms (or baby bellas) washed and sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small head of broccoli, chopped
- 1 can chickpeas
- 2 Tbsp coconut milk
- 1/4 cup veggie broth
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp tumeric
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp salt
Add sliced mushrooms and saute for an additional 4 minutes.
Add garlic, broccoli, chickpeas and saute everything for 3-4 more minutes.
Then add in the coconut milk, veggie broth and spices and allow the mixture to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Spoon over cheesy rice and enjoy the vitamin, protein, fiber and flavor power combo!
Live long and prosper!