Friday, 3 May 2013

Favorite Thing Friday: The Best Broccoli of My Life

I’m not much of a chef. I hardly cook. I’ve tried, and I don’t know why, but I can’t really get into it.

I prefer simple, fast, delicious and nutritious recipes, and today I’m going to share one of my favorites that I found on Pinterst. I only modified the recipe a little bit.

I’ve made this about three times in the past week. It’s flavourful, healthy, easy to make, and can be eaten as a snack or as side dish. Everyone will love it, I promise.

What you need:

- About a head of Broccoli
- Coconut oil
- 3 Garlic cloves
- Pepper
- Lime juice
- Parmesan cheese

What to do:

· Take a cooking sheet and layer it with a little bit of coconut oil. You don’t need much, but it adds a nice flavour and is healthier than other oils.

· Fill it full of fresh, organic, broccoli florets. It looks like a lot of broccoli but it actually only feeds about two or three people’s side dishes.

· Crush up about three garlic gloves and sprinkle it throughout the broccoli.

· Sprinkle on some pepper.

· Cook at 425F for about 15 minutes. This makes it nice and crunchy - the way I like it - but you can cook it for less if you prefer it a bit soft. Check it out after 10 minutes and decide.

· After you pull it out of the oven, add a little bit of lime juice to the sheet (about 10 drops) and some parmesan cheese.

· Put it back in the oven for about three minutes or until the cheese it slightly baked and melted.

Mix it all together and serve. It’s so good!

I know this might seem like a funny thing to post since it wasn’t too long ago that I was writing about a raw foods course – but like I said, I was taking that course lightly and eating raw food in moderation :)

Enjoy the snack and thanks for reading!