New recipe! Hooray. Now, this is a simple and quick little dish. Give me a break, I've been sick! I will tell you it's delicious though.

Produce On Parade - Steamed Veggies with Thai Miso Sauce

But before we get to that, friends, something awful has happened. Last night, I went to get the camera from Todd's car and do you know what I found? An entire, empty box of Oreos. Only one left, sitting on Todd's console. Seriously? My poor husband has relapsed, oh Todd, shaaame. I don't know if I was more upset at the fact that he's been devouring cookies behind my back and thus, eating less healthily because of it or that fact that he just didn't share. He knows how much I love Oreos. Obviously, I am still processing it. I was not happy and out of confusion and anger, I ate that last cookie. I couldn't even enjoy it because I was too busy trying to formulate something to say to confront him about his dirty secret. I ended up just walking in the door yelling, "BUSTED!"

So, he did what any sensible adult would do in that situation and he ran upstairs and hid, Bailey too. Bob was scared because I used the same voice I use when I find he has gotten into the garbage while we were away. "Oh Todddddd...did you do this? Did you eat an entire box of Oreos? When did you buy this? Tooooddd?? I can't believe you did thiiiisss." After much pressing, I found out he had bought the bag on Monday. Which means he had eaten an entire box of Oreos in only two to three days.

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Anyways, at least I felt good that our dinner that night was going to be super healthy; Steamed Veggies with Thai Miso Sauce. I accidentally ended up steaming the veggies a little longer than I would have liked, however, because I was too busy reprimanding someone. I needed a super easy, super quick and super healthy dinner after being sick and still not feeling 100%.

This dish is healthy enough to allow recovery from an overdose of Oreos (or a nasty cold) but delicious enough to have any day of the week. The sauce is pretty potent in the flavor department, so a little goes a long way. And feel free to serve the veggies and sauce over rice, quinoa or couscous. Still feeling a bit sick, and all my energy exhausted from scolding, I just didn't have it in me to make any grains so we just ate the veggies straight up. It was delicious. Even shameful Mr. Todd liked it. He knows what's good for him.

Steamed Veggies with Thai Miso Sauce

Inspired by Steamy Kitchen

Serves 4-6

  • chopped vegetables of choice ( I used 1 sweet potato, 1 head broccoli, 2.5 cup sliced carrots)
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder or 1 clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground chili paste
  • 1 Tbps. miso paste
  • 2 Tbps. water
  • 1/4 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. erythritol or sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. peanut butter

Steam your vegetables of choice. I did mine in two batches with my electric steamer/rice cooker. They each took about 10-15 minutes. Arrange the veggies that will take the longest to cook on the bottom and the shortest to cook on the top.

Produce On Parade - Steamed Veggies with Thai Miso Sauce

While the vegetables are steaming, make the sauce. Whisk all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Drizzle the sauce lightly over the veggies and give them a little stir or a shake. I did this for each individual serving, but you could do it in one fell swoop too, that would probably be more logical.

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I love that this dish is so quick. It's incredibly easy, I'm pretty sure if Bob put his mind to it, he could make (hey, he's opened up the microwave before and can open all the doors in the house...) and it's pretty much just veggies! A winner all around, oh yeah.

Okay, to be entirely honest...I bought a small six pack of Oreos at a gas station on my way home from a half day of work when I was on my deathbed earlier in the week. I buried the evidence in the garbage. Hey, I'm not perfect...

Steamed Veggies with Thai Miso Sauce
Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Katie - Produce On Parade
Serves: 4-6
This dish is so quick. It's incredibly easy, and it's pretty much just veggies! The sauce is strong in the flavor department, so a little goes a long way.
Ingredients
  • chopped vegetables of choice ( I used 1 sweet potato, 1 head broccoli, 2.5 cup sliced carrots)
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder or 1 clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground chili paste
  • 1 Tbps. miso paste
  • 2 Tbps. water
  • 1/4 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. erythritol or sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Steam your veggies of choice.
  2. While steaming, make the sauce by whisking all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Drizzle over veggies and serve with rice, couscous or quinoa if desired.