Roasty Toasty Broccoli

You know those days that make you want to curl up in a little ball with a Snuggie wrapped tightly around you while watching 8 hours of House reruns?

Today was one of those days.

Not only because it feels like Halloween outside and the dark, dense clouds have been threatening to rain all day. Not only because I woke up at noon, still groggy from what is a suspected virus. No, not even because my friend’s mouse peed on my shoulder yesterday.

The reason today was such a day was because I ate too much yesterday. To be quite honest, I’ve been eating too much (junk) these past few weeks in general. Haven’t you noticed the lack of posts, i.e. cooking?

With eating comes weight gain and with weight gain comes a certainty of suicidal ideation and general lack of motivation. So, basically, for me, peanut butter = suicide–in more ways than one.

By the time I got up today, went to the bathroom (without any success with is probably due to the bingeing) and generally mulled about, I didn’t seem to even WANT any food. I did have plans to go to the store today to replenish my depleted stock of fruits and veggies, but the nippy weather nipped that idea in an instant.

So, instead, I dug out the limp broccoli from last week’s groceries, boiled up some pasta and made “a meal”.

Voila.

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Yummy Trees of Wholesomeness

Oven-Roasted Broccoli

  • fresh broccoli florets
  • cooking spray (or olive oil)
  • garlic (minced fresh cloves or powder)
  • salt and pepper
  • onion powder, opt
  • lemon juice

→Spray the broccoli with cooking spray. Sprinkle with garlic, salt/pepper and onion powder. Roast at 450*F for about 20-25 minutes (make sure you keep checking and shaking the pan). Drizzle with lemon juice and serve.

Alternatively, toss broccoli, fresh garlic (minced), onions (opt), and salt/pepper. Roast, drizzle lemon and serve.

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5 responses to “Roasty Toasty Broccoli

  1. family recipes April 11, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Super Post, what do your reader think about jamie oliver? There are some very good jamie oliver inspited recipes mydish. I have also sent this post to my twitter accounts .

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