Looking to kick off the new year with a healthy start, we signed up for a local Cleanse for Life cooking class in Toronto. Carolyn Tanner Cohen‘s DELICIOUSDISH class with Dr. Jodi Larry came highly recommended and we were stoked to see what this ‘clean eating’ thing was all about. The class was perfect for us because we want to cook healthy meals at home that are fit for a rockstar… but without the major hassle.
We learned (and tasted) 7 clean recipes that are totally yummy and will keep you feeling energized and looking great this year.
The Broccoli Steaks With Chipotle Dry Rub was one of our absolute favourites so we thought we’d share with you.
Dr. Jodi’s Clean Eating Notes: Broccoli is like eating a multi vitamin – a great source of calcium, fibre and B vitamins – make it this way, and you will want to eat it all the time!! Enjoy this nutritious side with any dinner or as a snack! The paprika is also rich in vitamin A, anti oxidants and is anti inflammatory.
For the Dry Rub
2 Tbs. chili powder
2 tsp. coconut sugar
½ tsp. fine grain sea salt
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. onion flakes
¼ tsp. chipotle or ancho chili powder
1 large head of broccoli (usually 2 “trees”)
2 Tbs. or so olive oil
About 2 Tbs. nutritional yeast, optional
- Preheat the oven to 450˚F and line a roasting pan with foil and coat it with the olive oil.
- Mix the Dry Rub ingredients together, set aside.
- Cut about 1-2 inches off the bottom of the broccoli stems and using a peeler, remove the outer tough layer on the broccoli stems. Cut the smaller broccoli “trees” lengthwise through the stems into “steaks”. The bigger “trees”, cut lengthwise into 3-4 wedges. Just make sure each piece has a nice flat “steak-like” surface. Place on the oiled lined sheet and toss the broccoli pieces in the oil a little and using some oil from the pan, brush a little on the florets as well. Arrange the broccoli so that they are lying cut-side down.
- Sprinkle the oiled broccoli with some of the rub (not even half).
- Roast for 20 minutes, flip each piece of broccoli and sprinkle with some more rub (you may not need it all*). Roast for another 10-15 minutes, until each floret is deeply brown. 6. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with the nutritional yeast cheese if using.
Serves 4-6 *keep the dry rub in a jar in the pantry.
Carolyn Tanner-Cohen, has owned and operated DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School for the last 16 years in Toronto. DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School specializes in whole food HOME cooking, meal planning, recipe developing and healthy eating. Carolyn is an expert in kitchen organization and set up. Carolyn’s true passion is in teaching people how to cook whether you are new to the kitchen, seasoned in the kitchen or want to train your nanny/housekeeper. Carolyn’s original recipes are full proof, user friendly and winners every time. Carolyn also has an extensive list of homemade healthy food products that she sells on a weekly basis.
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