Serves 4 | <40 minutes


  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms, such as fresh shiitake, sliced
  • 1 head of broccoli, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in two Tbsp cold water (optional)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Brown rice


  1. Sauté onions and carrots with oil in a wok or large pot until onion is tender.
  2. Add mushrooms, broccoli and nuts and stir for one or two minutes.
  3. Add the water, cover with a lid, and simmer for a few minutes until broccoli is bright green.
  4. Add soy sauce, salt and pepper, and cornstarch dissolved in cold water to thicken the sauce.
  5. Serve with brown rice (40 minutes to cook), quinoa (17 min to cook) or whole-grain noodles (10 min to cook).
Variations: Be creative! Experiment with different combinations of fresh veggies, tofu, tempeh, nuts or seeds. For more flavour, try adding ginger, garlic, or hot pepper.