Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Chinese-Style Broccoli
The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook Copyright 2005

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon canola oil
1 ( 1 ½ pound) head broccoli, cut into florets (6 cups)
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Heat oil in a large wok or high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add soy sauce, garlic and lemon juice; continue to stir-fry until broccoli is crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Makes 4 (1-cup) servings. Per serving: 80 calories, 5 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 7 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 300 mg sodium

Christmas is over and I've never been more ready to get back to eating normal meals again. I don't think we've eaten many vegetables over the past two weeks, unless you count frozen french fries.

This recipe is so simple but left to my own devices, I probably would have added the soy sauce or the lemon juice, not both and adding both was a great move. That's why I love cooking from recipes - I find these simple little twists that I might never think of on my own.

Blast From The Past: Crumb-Coated Dijon Chicken from September 2006. That's what I served with the broccoli last night. I think that's one of my favorite chicken recipes.

Speaking of chicken, don't forget to enter this month's cookbook giveaway - you might win my favorite chicken cookbook.

Question of the Day: What are your plans for New Year's Eve?


DancesInGarden said...

Well, first we will go out to dinner with DH's family about four hours before I am ready to eat dinner at a crappy restaurant that might be fine for a quick weeknight stop, but not for NEW YEARS EVE. Then usually we have a fight in the car and spend the rest of the evening not speaking to eachother in a hostile manner, and I go to bed early while he stays up late and watches horror movies with commercials on tv even though he has the same movies on DVD in the cupboard.

This year DD is old enough to care what goes on and wants to stay up, so I am not sure. Dinner is on though. Blech.

Anonymous said...

I can 100% agree with you about needing to eat healthy at this point. I can't remember the last time I spent the end of December eating this poorly. Oh well.

As for New Year's Eve? We are staying home. I'll let the kids stay up if they want, but honestly, I'm done with festivities.

Anonymous said...

I haven't decided of right now I have two options. This is a first for me, I normally baby-sit on New Years!!