This week I spend $15 on chocolate. Instead of buying a gluttonous amount of chocolate, I bought very expensive chocolate. It was the first time I have spent such a ridiculous amount of money on chocolate.
They have been really delicious. I ate one this morning that had a fig center covered in dark chocolate. It was super decadent. The chocolates are also beautiful works of art. They are a treat to the taste buds and eyes. I don't think I can always spend so much on chocolate, but every once in a while you need to treat yourself.
On the other end of the food spectrum is broccoli. I actually really like broccoli. They are like eating little trees. I got the recipe from another blog called Simply Recipes. I made it as directed, but I added some cornstarch to made the sauce a little thicker.
The ingredients are 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, 1/2 cup chicken broth, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, extra virgin olive oil, 1 pound broccoli florets, 2 cloves minced garlic, and 1 tablespoon fresh, ground ginger.
I began by toasting the sesame seeds in a dry pan. It took 3 to 5 minutes on medium heat. Once browned and fragrant I set the sesame seeds aside in a bowl.
I combined the chicken stock, soy sauce, sesame oil, and corn starch together.
I covered the bottom of the skillet in about a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. I heated the oil and sauteed the broccoli for a minute.
In the center of the pan I added a little more oil. I added the ginger and garlic to the center and cooked for less than a minutes before stirring the garlic, ginger, and broccoli together.
I added the broth mixture, brought it to a boil, covered the pan, and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
I added the sesame seeds and dug in.
The pictures don't look like much, but it was tasty. It wasn't as good as other stir fried broccoli I have eaten in the past. I'm not sure why. I think I prefer a strong soy sauce flavor.
My broccoli was also a little over cooked, which makes broccoli a little less appetizing.