I made a pretty magical decision for lunch today. I decided to season small chunks of sweet potato and broccoli with olive oil, salt, cayenne pepper and cinnamon, then roast them for about 15 minutes. Then I threw them into a bowl with some quinoa (already made) and tofu, and topped it all off with a generous drizzle of maple syrup. Mixed it all up and made my mouth/stomach incredibly happy.
The dominant flavor is sweet, but you get a bit of a kick with the cayenne and a tiny bit of savory from the tofu. Real good. I only made enough for one portion but you could totally make a lot to save.
Here’s what you need:
- olive oil
- maple syrup
- cayenne pepper
- sweet potatoes
- broccoli (could substitute for something else or take it out but the sweet potato is definitely crucial.)
- tofu (could use chicken too!)
All you need to do:
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- If you’re making quinoa, I’d suggest doing that now.
- Cut the veggies into small pieces and toss into a bowl. Season. I used more cinnamon than cayenne pepper, don’t want to overdo either. Roast for 15 minutes or until soft/burnt to a crisp/whatever you prefer.
- Throw quinoa, veggies and tofu into a bowl. Drizzle with maple syrup. I wouldn’t overdo the maple either — err on the side of caution and taste to see if it’s sweet enough.
- Mix and enjoy.