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roasted broccoli is my new candy

So, in keeping with this whole wanting-to-start-running-again thing, I figured I should start fueling my body with things that aren’t Wunderbars and mini marshmallows. *weeps*

Venessa and I were at Costco the other day and I saw a giant bag of broccoli and remembered something about someone on twitter (Bethany, I think) saying that roasted broccoli is pretty much the best thing ever. So, I bought that giant bag of broccoli.

Last summer, at our second-annual week at Lisa’s cabin at Shell Lake, Lisa and I ate our weight in roasted veggies, mainly a couple home-grown zucchinis I’d brought with me. Anyway, Lisa introduced me to a very delicious seasoning. Clubhouse Roasted Garlic & Peppers. It changed my life. (Okay, not really, but it was fantastically delicious.)(And Clubhouse in no way asked or paid me to say this.)


I have one rule for snacks. They have to be easy. Roasted broccoli? Very easy.

1. Dump broccoli in single layer in pan. (I use a clay baker, but you can use any baking pan with a ridge.)
2. Drizzle with olive oil and stir it up a bit.
3. Sprinkle with a generous amount of Roasted Garlic & Peppers seasoning.
4. Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes.

Easy peasy.


It’s a good thing nobody else here is interested in eating this dish, because I usually inhale it in about three minutes.

I wonder what chocolate-covered broccoli would taste like …

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  • Becca Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:09 am

    Hmmm.. Something to try. We are big fans of cooked broccoli here, this might increase the amount we eat incredibly. I haven’t seen that seasoningthough. Where did you find it, or what seasoning s are in it?

    • jen Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:11 am

      I found this one at Costco. I’m not sure if I’ve seen it other places, but I saw it there as recent as last week, so hopefully they still carry it!

  • Bobbie P Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:14 am

    Isn’t there a bit about chocolate covered broccoli in a Robert Munsch book? Davids father?…..hmmmm No wait maybe its chocolate covered bricks LOl. Ive been thinking about running agin too, trying to drink more water and have just barely started going to yoga…..I’ve been a MEGA slacker about my health lately
    Side note, Im trying that “faux buffalo wing” recipe with cauliflower thats been all over the interwebs this week :)

    • jen Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:23 am

      I think it’s chocolate-covered bricks. Liliana has a couple of the Robert Munsch collection books out, I’ll see if the one with David’s father is in there. RM is her favourite author!

      And now I have to go find that “faux buffalo wing” recipe … I’ve been a major slacker lately, too, and it is so not good.

  • mamalang Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:50 am

    I have never liked cauliflower until I roasted it last summer. OMG…seriously yummy. I’ve just been spreading some minced garlic around the pan with mine, but now I think I need to find some other seasonings.

    My son devours Kale chips, which is basically roasted kale. I love that it’s getting some veggies in him instead of carbs, and it’s easy to throw some together.

    • jen Thursday, January 24, 2013, 4:20 pm

      I haven’t tried kale chips yet. I grew up eating borecole, which is kale mixed into mashed potatoes. A Dutch dish. Delicious. I haven’t tried kale any other way yet. :)

  • Angella Thursday, January 24, 2013, 2:10 pm

    Mmmmm. I have a great roasted cauliflower recipe that Metalia gave me and it’s awesome. I’ll have to try this!

    • jen Thursday, January 24, 2013, 4:21 pm

      Mmmmmmm … send me that recipe??

  • Jennifer Thursday, January 24, 2013, 2:23 pm

    I pinned this, Jen. Can’t wait to try it with Payton seeing as his favourite vegetable is stir-fried broccoli.

    • jen Thursday, January 24, 2013, 4:22 pm

      That was one of my favourites when I was a kid. :)

  • bethany actually Thursday, January 24, 2013, 3:40 pm

    IT’S AWESOME, ISN’T IT!? You know what else is delicious? Pretty much ANY roasted vegetable. My personal trick is to add a little bit of sugar to the salt & pepper that I season my veggies with, maybe 1/8-1/4 tsp, depending on the amount of veggies. The little bit of sugar helps the caramelizing process along that much more. Roasted asparagus and roasted carrots are also favorites of mine. OH! And roasted Brussels sprouts. Yes, I’m serious. Roasted Brussels sprouts are to die for.

    • jen Thursday, January 24, 2013, 4:19 pm

      SO GOOD. I love Brussels sprouts, too, although last time I had them, I found a worm, and … I’ve taken a little break. I don’t know what is with me finding worms in things. Edamame has been ruined for me, too. I think I’ll try the carrots, too. I love cooked carrots. And I think there is some sugar in the seasoning I use because parts of the broccoli will caramelize and become crispy. So freaking fantastic.

      • mamalang Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:31 am

        Oh I third roasted Brussels sprouts. Yummmmyyyy

        But yuck to the worm. (Shudder)

  • rachel joy Saturday, January 26, 2013, 3:24 pm

    me too! so very tasty. I bet it’s even better in stoneware. Just watch the sodium on that seasoning. I use salt and pepper and a low-sodium option from Epicure Selections. Roasted kale is divine, but more tedious. And Pioneer Woman’s roasted brussels sprouts? Unbelievable.

    • jen Sunday, January 27, 2013, 1:50 pm

      I haven’t tried those yet. I will have to!