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The Best Broccoli of Your Life

The Best Broccoli of Your Life
You know you’ve done something right with broccoli when the person you made it for describes it to someone else the next day as “better than biting into a steak.” Those were Craig’s words and they were a marked change from the first words he uttered about the broccoli, before he bit in: “You made broccoli for dinner? Broccoli and sweet potatoes?” Then he did bite in and his eyes lit up. “Oh my God,” he said. “This is the best broccoli I’ve ever had in my life.” So what did I do to the broccoli to make it taste so good? I can’t take any credit. I’m going to have a hard time this week not posting all of the recipes from her new book, Back To Basics. Specifically, she loves roasting vegetables at a high temperature until they caramelize. Normally, broccoli gets squishy when you cook it. Seriously, this recipe is so easy I can recite it without looking at the book. You preheat the oven to 425. Now, it’s easy. I shook the pan around a bit as it went, but not sure that’s necessary. Related Posts:

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Green Beans with Lemon and Feta Cheese - Two Peas & Their Pod Is your garden producing buckets of fresh green beans yet? If so, you have to try green beans with lemon and feta cheese. This easy side dish is great with any meal. Simple vegetable side dishes I have made up for a childhood of hating most vegetables in adulthood and love them in abundance. In summer I want salads at most meals, and in winter I love cooked vegetables. My favourite way of eating vegetables in winter is simply oven roasted mixed vegetables. Olive oil, garlic (or not), herbs, salt (or smoked salt) and then to roast them until the outer flesh is slightly caramelised and the inner flesh is nice and soft. I also like to think of ways to wake up and add flavour to simple vegetables. As this has become such a popular post, I have decided to keep it updated with more recent recipes for side vegetables.

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Creamed Avocado and Lime Chilled Pasta If you are feeling that you are running out of creamy pasta recipes, or simply want to try something new, what about this one which is made of creamed avocado. I like fresh avocado in a big salad or guacamole style, but thought one day it’s a shame not using this super nutritious tropical fruit in other ways. Warm seasons are already around the corner where getting ripe avocados is easier and they get more affordable.

Broccoli, walnut and chilli pasta Homemade © J Sainsbury plc 2016 Ingredients 600g broccoli 300g fresh egg multi-grain tagliatelle 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle 2 large red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, leaves finely chopped 50g walnut pieces 1 lemon, zested and juiced 25g parmesan, finely grated

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yes! roasted veggies are soo good! by mrshoek Dec 3

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