I know not everyone is with me, but I LOVE broccoli! Hands down, one of my favorite vegetables! Well, I like cooked broccoli. Raw has never done it for me.
And, my love for these mini green trees is all thanks to my college friend, Ben. I don't have any specific memories, but I must have tried broccoli a few times growing up. Cut to my 20-year-old self...one night Ben recommended ordering stir fry at a local college restaurant. He loved the orange chicken with broccoli (there may have been other veggies too.) So, I took a chance. He was right! It was delicious!
If I had never met Ben, how many more years would it have been before I dared to try broccoli again?!? Luckily, I never need to find out. Broccoli became a beloved staple in my diet.
And broccoli is the star of this healthy dish! Plus, bacon makes everything better! I chose to lightly cook (blanch) the broccoli, but you could go with raw or even boil it longer for a softer texture.
If you do have...issues...with broccoli, try slicing it up and cooking! This will help your body when digesting.
Ready, set, yum.
Just add a protein for a complete meal!- Chicken, steak, beef, ham, turkey, pork, tofu, vegan "meat" substitutes...Also makes a terrific side dish for a picnic!
With 3 veggies, bacon, and olive oil- this easy summer broccoli & bacon salad makes a healthy edition to any picnic or weeknight dinner!
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A mix of fit and fun (mostly gluten free) recipes for the real-food home cook.
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