Classic Broccoli Salad

I first had a taste of this simple yet WONDERFUL broccoli salad at an all-you-can-eat salad buffet restaurant called Souplantation back when we lived in California.  Here in Chicago, it’s called Sweet Tomatoes.  It was like a lightbulb went off in my head and I couldn’t believe that a few simple ingredients tossed with raw broccoli could taste so glorious.  I instantly knew that I’d have to recreate it at home.

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Hamburger Stir Fry

Good thing we live in California. My husband loves in-n-out burgers. In fact, any time we’re on the road somewhere and have to grab a quick bite, without fail, he rhetorically asks me, “so what do you want to eat…(polite pause)…in-n-out?” In fact, he just asked me this on our way home from Vegas last week, from our impromptu Thanksgiving trip there.   Read more

Chicken and Broccoli Burrito

This is a burrito for one… one very lucky person. But I was nice and made two, so that my husband could enjoy one too. Everything came together so quickly, thanks to a little help from my trusty Costco rotisserie chicken. But broccoli in a burrito? Oh yes, my little skeptical friend. Indeed, broccoli is the perfect compliment in a cheesy hot burrito, and more nutritious than shredded lettuce. Well, actually, since it’s smothered in cheese, never mind the nutritious part. But it’s okay, you’ll still be happy!   Read more