Food. So necessary yet always a wee bit of an issue with me in some way. Much MUCH better than used to be but still–
Living alone I find that I often don’t plan meals and then end up eating pretty much the white and the brown food groups—those’d be bread and chocolate. And yes, those’d be the ones that aren’t very good friends with my intestines. Or they wear out their welcome pretty quickly. So there’s all that.
But today? JOY! And it was green. And easy.
I like broccoli but always find the little bitty tips annoying. Like they get stuck in my tonsils or something. But today: Problem sol-véd.
Enter Broccoli puree. Which could just as easily be called Sparkly Forest Satin. Or Green Velvet.
Here’s what I did:
- I steamed fresh broccoli in a bit of water with salt.
- I let it cool a bit (don’t throw away the water) and into the blender.
- Added a pat of butter and a handful of fresh cilantro and salt. (And yes, that’s twice with the salt. I grew up in Chile. Cilantro and salt make everything better. But you could add another fresh herb, I’m sure. Basil might be fantastic. Or parsley).
- Pureed, using water from cooking to adjust consistency.
Can I tell you it is the creamiest most delicious and beautiful thing I’ve eaten in days?
I’m posting this in case others, like me, need jolts of good food inspiration.
P.S. Would ADORE your ideas for simple, delicious and good-for-you. Especially with the vegetables.
P.P.S. My broccoli puree was inspired by my sister’s story of serving her kids mashed cauliflower with Parmesan, made in much the same way as my broccoli.