I’m not much of a cook, so when I find something that works, I stick with it. This No Recipe Sauteed Broccoli came about when I had pan-seared some chicken with various seasonings and I decided to reuse the oil to sauté broccoli (so I wouldn’t have to wash the pan in between). All the dish requires is olive oil, seasoned salt, onion powder, black pepper, garlic powder, and broccoli cut into florets. I make sure the florets are cut in half so that they will cook properly, and they take somewhere between five minutes and ten minutes to sauté, depending on whether you like your broccoli harder or softer.
Perhaps I’m easy to please, but after the broccoli is eaten, I feel like licking the plate. ~ Suzanne
No Recipe Sauteed Broccoli
• Olive oil
• Broccoli florets (freshly washed and cut in half)
• Seasoned salt
• Onion powder
• Garlic powder
• Black pepper
Pour oil into a heated nonstick pan, sprinkle in seasonings to taste, throw in broccoli and toss it in the oil to make sure the pieces are thoroughly coated. Continue to sauté until the broccoli is cooked just the way you like it. I tend to cook it about seven to ten minutes.
When I was given a copy of Date Night Dinners (Meals To Make Together For a Romantic Evening) by Sloane Taylor, I was worried about my ability to write a proper review. I’m not a great cook. I make the same few dishes, over and over again, because they are simple, don’t require a lot of prep time, and always turn out well. Furthermore, since I know the author is a frequent contributor to Divine Magazine, I suspected the recipes were way beyond my ability.
As I started to flip through the pages of Date Night Dinners, however, my anxiety eased. Not only were there a broad variety of categories from which to choose, the recipes were both straightforward and easy enough, even for me.
For this review, my husband and I actually made one of the side dishes, Homemade Applesauce, and we were thrilled with the results. I altered the recipe by adding cinnamon and omitting most of the sugar, and it still tasted absolutely scrumptious. Even my dubious 19-year-old son ate a bowl and asked if there was any left!
I put together a video of the experience, to show how easy and fun it was. Date Night Dinners (click HERE for preview) is available both in ebook and paperback format, and I encourage you to give it a try. Two thumbs up! ~ Suzanne