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Shallot We Broccoli? Sweet Sautéed Shallots and Broccoli

Broccoli.  Broccoli broccoli broccoli.  It’s healthy.  And it’s boring.  There are few ways to disguise it.  BUT I think I may have just the thing: SHALLOTS!  Because shallots are that magic vegetable sent from heaven that taste so good, you can’t believe your mouth.  So, with this in mind, witness: Sweet Sautéed Shallots and Broccoli!

Oooh, look at de sweeeeet wittle shallots shining through!

Oooh, look at de sweeeeet wittle shallots shining through!

Yes, this sweet, oniony flavor can be downright addicting.  Shallots go well with savory dishes and with tart fruit-infused dishes as well.  (Like an awesome wild rice salad my cousin Lisa makes – maybe she’ll grace us with her recipe someday.)  So it’s the perfect flavor to mix with blandy old broccoli.  And this is SO easy!  Come with me…

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Napoleon Dynamites! Plum Tomatoes, Seasoned Breaded Egglant, Pesto, Mozzarella, and Fresh Basil

Yes, you heard me right.  These scrumptious layered belly-pleasers are called Napoleon Dynamites and almost EVERYTHING you need to make them comes from your local Farmer’s Market!  Need I say more?

The big version...

The big version...

The small version...

The small version...

 I am still trying to find the best way to “plate” these things – they’re downright messy once you get to presentin’ ’em.  But believe me, they make BEAUTIFUL COLORS inside your mouth!  We have here breaded, seasoned eggplant, layered with fresh buffalo mozzarella, fresh leaves of basil, garden vine tomatoes, PESTO, and if that all wasn’t enough, baked chopped WALNUTS on top!  I know.  I know.  Dynamite, eh?  Come with me… Read the rest of this entry »

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Stir-Crazy Stir-Fry! with Broccoli and Tofu

There’s nothing punkier than a little stir-fry, because, let’s face it, it’s one step beyond eating Ramen noodles for 75 cents, and ALL punk musicians live on Ramen noodles at some point.  But just ’cause it’s basic, doesn’t mean stir-fry has to be boring, greasy, or complicated!  And since I’m losing my mind with this broken ankle and all the sitting around I have to do, I thought I’d use my pain to add a catchy title to this whole shebang.  So now I present to you: Punky Chef 101 – Easy Asian Stir-Crazy Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Tofu… whew!

Can you tell I like my blue plate?  Hmm...

Can you tell I like my blue plate? Hmm...

Yes, I almost didn’t post this recipe because I thought, “Well, everyone knows how to make stir-fry,” and I thought, “Well, it’s not like I INVENTED the damn thing,” but THEN I thought, “Well, maybe NOT everybody knows how to make stir-fry and besides, this blog isn’t really about what I’ve invented, it’s about what I’ve LEARNED, and how I want to share that with YOU, dagnabbit!”  So in conclusion, on with the ‘fry! Read the rest of this entry »

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Farmer’s Market Fresh Bean and Corn Salad

RECIPE: Okay, people.  When I said this stuff was easy, I wasn’t kidding.  Here’s your first recipe – Farmers Market Fresh Bean and Corn Salad.  Colorful, healthy, and easy.  Exhibit A:

Beany beany, corny corny...

Beany beany, corny corny...

And to break it on down for yo’ funky bad self:

Famer's Market Fresh Bean and Corn Salad.  UNGH, Baby!

Farmer's Market Fresh Bean and Corn Salad. UNGH, Baby!

I mean, seriously?  That’s it.  And most of this stuff you can get at your local farmer’s market, so I’m encouraging you to set your alarm, wipe off the hangover from Saturday night, and GET OUT THERE, PEOPLE! Read the rest of this entry »

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