Roasted Broccoli

IMG_8399I know, it’s been done before.  But here’s the thing.  I hate broccoli.  I hate everything about it- that it looks like little trees (decepticons!), the smell, the taste.  Since it’s sorta the super food of all super food, I’ve been working on finding a way to like it.  And I think I’ve finally found my recipe. It’s garlicky.  It’s cheese-y.  Dare I say it’s delicious? I dare.

 

What You’ll Need:

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lots of broccoli florets

2 TBSP olive oil

2 TBSP nutritional yeast

1 TBSP minced garlic

salt and pepper

 

Gently coat the broccoli in olive oil and mix in all other ingredients.  Pour onto a baking sheet and roast on 425 for 20-25 minutes.

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If you have enough self control, put it on a plate and eat it.  I’m not ashamed to say it- I ate it all straight from the pan.  Enjoy!

 

 

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I used to make these with muffin liners.  While shopping with my daughter this morning I found candy molds.  I’ll gladly make my life simpler for $1.99.

This is my go to recipe when I’m not super lazy and scooping peanut butter out of the jar with a piece of chocolate.

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