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Broccoli – the vegetable love of my life

18 January 2010

I’m not sure I could live without broccoli. OK, I’m sure that’s an exaggeration, but it’s just so good. This is my favorite way to eat broccoli:


  • Chop two cloves of garlic and toss in a pan of Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Sautee for one minute on medium and then toss in 2 or 3 cups of broccoli
  • Lately, I’ve also been throwing in baby spinach and if there are pine nuts around those go in too
  • Next, add  a teaspoon of sea salt and a 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • Cover and let everything heat up for 3 – 4 minutes
  • Dump everything in a bowl and shred some fresh parmesan on top

Oh so good. The broccoli is still crispy, the spinach is nice and wilted, the red pepper makes it just a little spicy and the parmesan gives a nice nutty flavor.

I wish I could eat like this for lunch everyday. If I could design a teacher’s lounge, I would make it considerably easier to cook and eat fresh food. Believe me; most teachers are horrible eaters.  It really amazes me.  While this dish isn’t as good heated up the next day in the microwave, it’s still way better than Cup ’O Noodles.

One Comment leave one →
  1. 18 January 2010 10:40 PM

    This sounds so good! I especially like the part about the pine nuts… mmmm….. 🙂

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