Mike worked late last night, so I had a single girl dinner and a reservoir date with my pup. I am on this crazy kick to eat healthier and shed some of the “Happy LBs.” I have gained since meeting my sig. o. I had a minor freak out and realized that I have to be in a wedding dress in 9 months so this week I have switched from coffee to green tea, not drinking the vino every night (we will see how long that lasts during this stressful work season), running the res with Luna, and trying to add some extra veg and protein into my weekly diet. Its so hard to have a strict diet when traveling for work, so when I am home, I need to be more disciplined. Hopefully over the next few weeks I will be posting lighter and healthier recipes. Of course, I will splurge on the weekends:) When I looked in the fridge and noticed we only had a head of broccoli and some spinach, I had to get creative. I realize that this isn’t exactly a meal, but I sure enjoyed it for dinner! Its addicting. This dish must be a trend as I feel like roasted broccoli and cauliflower are on every restaurant menu as of late. Hey, I’m not mad at it. This would be a great side dish or yummy appetizer or first course when you are entertaining guests. I assure you they will be pleased and its totes cheap, easy, and sups flavorful!
Roasted Garlic and Chili Broccoli…
- 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets
- 2 or so tablespoons olive oil
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Large pinch of dried crushed red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper
- wedge of lemon
Preheat oven to 450°F. Clean and prep broccoli.Toss broccoli with olive oil, minced garlic, chili powder, and red pepper flakes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer to rimmed baking sheet. Roast around 20 minutes until broccoli is browned to your liking giving it a toss at the half way point. My garlic browned a bit too much, so may want to add the garlic mixed with a bit more olive oil to it once the broccoli has roasted half way through to prevent this.
Season to taste with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon. Serve immediately. So yummy! A good single girl dinner, indeed.