As you may know, I am trying (real hard!) to increase my intake of vegetables … it’s just a little difficult because I do NOT like a lot of veggies.
NOW, at the ripe ole age of 49, I’m finding that I don’t like them because of the way they’ve been prepared.
Take broccoli for example … (and if anyone is singing Chopping Broccoli while they read this, RAISE YOUR HAND!) … I always hated the smell, the texture, the little shrubby pieces left behind in your mouth … just everything about it, totally disliked and would turn my nose up at it …
But I keep trying … and NOW? I love it … but only this way:
Which is so stinkin easy, I can’t believe I didn’t try this before!!
Ready for the easiest recipe yet?
Take your head of broccoli and rinse well (you know little bugs live in there, right? Another thing I hated)
Dry best you can. Chop up the florets into smallish pieces, removing most of the stem part too.
Toss in a bowl. Drizzle with a little olive oil, salt (this here is my new favorite salt!) and pepper …
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and dump out the green trees, spreading them out to a single layer …
Roast in the oven set at 400 degrees til brown and tender. Don’t let them over cook and get mushy … that’s when they get that icky taste 😦
Serve up with something equally delicious on the side and call it a day!
Seriously, I can’t believe I’m eating broccoli now!
*First time I did this, I made with cauliflower and broccoli. Lined the pan with foil and left the pieces rather large. Noticed that Sonny Boy was scarfing all the broccoli down. That’s when I figured, heck, I better try that before he eats them all … THAT was when I started buying broccoli every trip to the store!
*The foil, in my opinion, may make the veggies steam a little more … the parchment paper makes it a little dryer for roasting purposes.
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