This broccoli obsession is courtesy of my friend, Krista. She makes this AMAZING slow-cooked broccoli dish that I’ve tried twice to make and failed. But I think I’ve found a method that works for me. I dump a big bunch of blanched broccoli (long pieces with plenty of stem attached, just make sure to peel a bit if it’s woody), 6 cloves of sliced garlic, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 tsp salt, and 1/3 cup olive oil in a crock pot and let it go for 4 hours. If it’s not where you want it (carmelized, soft, but still holds it’s shape, and not a lot of liquid-this has alluded me thus far), drain liquid, put broccoli on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast at 375 degrees until you get that deeply brown, lacquered looking broccoli, about 20-30 minutes.
I know, what a giant pain in the ass for broccoli. It’s worth it, my friends. It’s broccoli transcended. I really need to watch Krista make it.
After thoroughly enjoying Gratitude Cafe, I decided that in this age of barely seasoned food for babe, the trick to tasty eating for the adult palette is all about sauces, spreads, dressings, and condiments. Making our own hummus is only the beginning…
All recipes can be found on my Pinterest boards. Check it.