Ingredient Spotlight: Broccoli

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So, I watched an old Alan Alda movie a few weeks ago.  Early in the movie a man is explaining that he found his wife to be boring.  He said she spent a year taking pictures of vegetables, for crying out loud.

Oops!  That sounds vaguely familiar to my own hobby.

I hope my habit of photographing veggies doesn’t mean I’m boring!  Jim and I just looked at each other and laughed at that scene.

For what it’s worth, I think I snapped a pretty good picture of broccoli.

Broccoli is our favorite veggie.  I serve it a lot, just because all the kids will eat it.  Here are some of my broccoli recipes:

Now it’s your turn.  Link up any recipe on your blog that uses broccoli.  It doesn’t have to be a recent post, just be sure to link directly to your recipe, not just the main page of your blog.  I only ask that you include a link back to Eat at Home in your post.  You can link directly to this post or use the button in the sidebar.


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  1. HA! Four Seasons – I love that movie!!!!

    yeah – I hope it doesn’t make any of us boring for taking photos of our food.

    I watched part of Anthony Bourdain’s Obsessed episode of No Reservations this week, and he was making fun of people who take photos of their food..and that ‘it’ll be cold by the time you finish taking all these (@#(!@#(@ photos!!

    Little do they understand….

  2. I’ve been hoping to try your tortellini broccoli salad for a long time now…. thanks for the reminder that it needs to be at the top of my to-make list!!

  3. It is a great picture of the broccoli. My husband always laughs when I have to take a picture of his dinner before he can eat it. But that does not make us boring!

  4. We love broccoli in this house too. Both of my kids are good vegetable-eaters but they seem to love broccoli the best. I thought for sure I had a couple of recipes alreay on my blog using broccoli but I don’t seem to…aaahh! So, I am not joining in with my own recipe this week but I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s. I just looked at your broccoli tortellini salad recipe and saved it. I will definitely make that this spring and summer as the temps heat up. And in my house it’ll be my husband who complains if there’s no meat so I’m thinking grilled chicken will be great with it too 🙂
    Thanks again,

  5. We love broccoli around here, so I linked four of our favorite broccoli recipes. You’re not linked in those posts, but you are in several other recipes on my site. 🙂

  6. my favorite broccoli recipe as of late is the chicken and broccoli stuffed shells from you! my husband loooved it and he is a pretty picky veggie eater!

  7. I like broccoli, but hubby does not so generally I just steam or roast it. I like Spice Islands Garlic and Herb grinder sprinkled over it. Occasionally I try to do something a little more exciting and make this.

    Stir-Fried Broccoli

    1 T. canola oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 t. grated fresh ginger
    1 onion, sliced
    1 lb. broccoli florets
    1/2 red pepper, sliced in thin strips
    2 T. water
    1 T. sherry
    1 T. soy sauce

    In a skillet or wok, heat oil. Add garlic and ginger; stir-fry for 15 seconds. Add onions and
    stir-fry until wilted, about 1 minute. Add broccoli and red pepper and mix well. Add water and cover, cooking over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until broccoli is tender crisp. Mix sherry and soy sauce in a small container. Drizzle over vegetables and toss well to mix. Serves 4

  8. I just found your site and love it! Renee

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