Friday, March 3, 2023

Easy Frozen Cauliflower or Broccoli Recipe

broccoli stir fry

Pressed for time? Think frozen broccoli or frozen cauliflower which can be ready in minutes!! Just don't forget to eat your vegetables on a daily basis!

This simple, yet delicious, side dish provides lots of antioxidants which may help protect us against degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and Inflammatory diseases. 

Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Vegetable

I try to include vegetables at every meal (including breakfast)- but sometimes I'm just lazy to prep the fresh vegetables. I have found that storing a few bags of frozen cauliflower, broccoli, and green beans in the freezer is convenient and time saving for me. There is no waste, no mess, and supposedly frozen vegetables provide almost the same nutrients as fresh vegetables. 

cauliflower, vegan, stir-fry

I used a large dutch oven type skillet, a bag of frozen broccoli or cauliflower, a pint of cherry tomatoes, and any other vegetable I may have in the fridge or I just use the bag of frozen vegetables and tomatoes with the seasoning.

I know this post is barely a recipe; it's more like an idea! However, how many times do you skip making a vegetable because it's too much bother to clean and prep the vegetable. Want to consistently eat vegetables- try using frozen especially in the winter. 

Vegetables, Water Droplets, Fresh

In the summer, I do like fresh produce that I usually get at a local organic farmer's market! 

1 bag of frozen broccoli or cauliflower
1 pint of red cherry tomatoes or multi colored cherry tomatoes
Generous amounts of cracked salt, pepper, garlic powder and turmeric 

Empty a bag of frozen vegetables into a skillet. Add the entire pint of cherry tomatoes into the heated skillet. Cook on medium for about 10 minutes- stirring if needed to prevent burning. Add 1/4 cup of water at a time to help the vegetables cook. Season with generous amounts of cracked salt, cracked pepper, garlic powder and turmeric (if you like it)

My Notes: 
1. I like my vegetables on the soft side, so I cook them for about 15 minutes. 


  1. Personally. I think that ideas like this one, are ofyen better than a recipe! We all need to eat more vegetables, this makes it east thanks

  2. So colourful and nice...wish I could enjoy them without tummy issues.

  3. We have raw vegetables every evening before dinner so that takes away the pressure to cook a lot of them after work. I do however rely on frozen peas quite often.
    from Tandy I Lavender and Lime

  4. Agreed! I like having riffs I can play with whatever is ready to hand. And regardless of whatever else we might be having for dinner, it's nice to have something with some color on the plate.

  5. Very tasty and healthy!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

  6. I love veggies so we get enough through out the course of a day. I also keep frozen veg on hand. They do say the flash freezing keeps it as healthy as fresh and I hope that is true.

  7. We always have a few bags of frozen vegetables, including broccoli and cauliflower, in our freezer. They are convenient, easy to use, and indeed often cheaper than fresh veggies (especially in winter.)
    And you've got a simple yet tasty and hearty recipe/idea!

  8. I'm big on frozen veggies (no need to fret over spoilage!), so this dish looks great. And also, of course, super colorful! ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’–


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