Saturday 13 February 2021

Garlicky Broccoli and Cauliflower Stir Fry

2020 has been the most challenging year for all of us with the continuous lockdowns and stay at home. It has been more and more difficult for our minds and bodies to adjust to being confined during these difficult times.To stay motivated and also making sure I get my work done I have a set daily schedule and a planner to help plan my day.

Many of us are working from home, where there are more distractions, and boredom affects us causing us to procrastinate. Our minds think of food and snacking becomes a regular habit. I too fell into this trap of reaching out for chocolate bars, crisps and biscuits. I knew this had to stop when my waistline was expanding at an alarming rate, so I was really excited to discover ZENB a new, organic, plant-based brand that produces really delicious on-the-go snacks, ZENB Veggie Sticks and ZENB Veggie Bites.

 ZENB Veggie Sticks are prepared using vegetables, as well as puffed brown rice, red quinoa and almonds to complement and enhance the simple flavour of the vegetables. They are made using as much of the whole vegetable as possible, including those parts that are often discarded such as the peel, seeds, stem and skin to raise awareness around issues of food waste. ZENB Veggie Sticks are plant-based, vegan, organic, gluten-free, a source of fibre, free from artificial flavours or preservatives. The tasty Veggie Sticks come in four delicious flavours, Pumpkin, Carrot, Beetroot and Red Pepper.

ZENB Veggie Bites are veggie-first snacks supplemented with an enticing blend of fruit, nuts and spices, to create five really tasty combinations; Carrot, Pineapple and Coriander, Pumpkin, Apple and Cacao Nib, Beetroot, Orange and Cacao Nib, Red Pepper, Tomato and Chilli and Sweet Potato and Mango and Cinnamon. They are super tasty and delicious and perfect for snacking on-the-go.

These vegan Veggie Bites come conveniently packaged in small resealable pouches and its vegan bars, Veggie Sticks are individually wrapped.This makes them convenient to slip into your bag or pocket as an on the go treat, ready for  when you get that snack craving. The snacks are also great to use as toppings, garnishes or stirred into soups and smoothies. Both these products are available exclusively from ZENB 

Working from home, I always make sure I try to stick to a 9-5 day, with time set out for regular breaks and lunch. At lunch time, weather permitting, I try to walk in the garden to get some fresh air and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Sometimes when it’s too cold or wet to go out, I rustle up a quick Garlicky Broccoli and Cauliflower stir fry and enjoy it with quinoa pilaf with a generous garnish of the ZENB Red Pepper and Ancho Chilli bites. You can check out the recipe below:

2 Servings
Author: Nayna Kanabar
Garlicky Broccoli and Cauliflower Bites

Garlicky Broccoli and Cauliflower Stirfry

Crispy Garlicky Broccoli and Cauliflower florets stir fried with pine nuts, garlic slices in delicious Indo Chinese flavours.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 20 Min


  • 200 g Broccoli Florets
  • 200 g Cauliflower Florets
  • 30 g Pine Nuts
  • 4 Cloves of garlic Cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 Tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Sriracha Sauce
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 1 Red Chilli thinly sliced
  • 1 Packet Red Pepper, Tomato and Ancho Chilli ZENB Bites


  1. In a wok add the oil, once it's hot, add the garlic slices  and saute until they to turn golden brown.
  2. Add the broccoli and cauliflower bites and toss then in the wok for 3-4 minutes to crisp them up.
  3. Add the pine nuts, and toss them in the wok with the broccoli and cauliflower
  4. Add the soy sauce, sriracha sauce, salt and red chilli and toss to coat the broccoli and cauliflower florets.
  5. Transfer the stirfry to serving bowls and garnish with crumbled Tomato and Ancho Chilli ZENB Bites


You can make this recipe by adding carrots, green beans or mushrooms.



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Are you interested in trying these? ZENB Veggie Bites and Veggie Sticks can be ordered exclusively from ZENB and they are happy for all my readers and followers to receive a 10% discount by using the code: SIMPLYFOOD10

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  1. Oh good idea to add the Zenb bites to a more substantial meal, it looks really tasty.

  2. Love the sound of these veggie snacks, they'd be ideal for nibbling on in between means but I love how you've used them in your stir fry too.

  3. Love these veggie snacks; they'd be ideal for nibbling on in between meals but I love how you've used them in your stir fry too.

  4. I've started eating more stir fry lately, but I've still not trained myself to like broccoli or cauliflour yet x

  5. I recently had an opportunity to sample ZenB bikes and I absolutely love them, can not recommend them enough.

  6. Your garlic and cauliflower stir fry looks delicious. What a good idea to include the ZENB bites as toppings. The bite look so healthy and they must add a lovely crunch to your stir fry.

  7. This sounds like such a delicious stir fry! I am trying to think of new recipes to try for the family so will give this a go.

  8. I’ve never heard of these before, they sound fab. Love the look of your stir fry, definitely one I’m trying

  9. I’ve never heard of these before, they sound fab. Love the look of your stir fry, definitely one I’m trying

  10. My favourite combination of veggies is here, looks delicious. Love those snack bites, they look so delish and healthy. Will check it.

  11. Your garlic and cauliflower stir fry is awesome. I love it must make it tomorrow. Zenb topping? Now I am waiting for them to be introduced to us!

  12. I have written your recipe i will try to make food thank you


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