(Loving Living Local) – Easy side dish that is simple to make, delicious, and can incorporate some vegetables into your diet.

From the Kitchen of Casey Ryan


  • A head of broccoli
  • EVOO, Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • A sturdy flat based cup
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • Shredded parmesan cheese


  • Chop the head of broccoli (stem or no stem)
  • Steam the broccoli
  • Smash the steamed broccoli with a flat cup
  • Warm a pan with EVOO, Extra virgin olive oil
  • Add the smashed broccoli to the pan
  • Add garlic
  • Add a dash of red pepper flakes and salt
  • Add the desired amount of shredded parmesan cheese to the pan
  • Enjoy

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