Nutty Asian Chicken Strips

Chicken strips coated with crunchy peanuts and dipped in a savory ginger and lime sauce.

Morsels of Life - Nutty Asian Chicken Strips - Chicken strips coated with crunchy peanuts and dipped in a savory ginger and lime sauce.

Roasted Broccoli

Morsels of Life - Roasted Broccoli - Broccoli, tossed in olive oil and seasonings, and then roasted to scrumptious perfection for one delectable roasted broccoli.

I read or heard about an increasing number of people who made roasted broccoli and found it amazingly delicious. However, when I first heard these reports, I didn’t believe it. How can simple roasting make something as unappetizing as broccoli amazing? However, after seeing more reports, I figured it would be worth a try, especially since some broccoli managed to make it’s way to the apartment. I suppose that’s what I get for making James get the groceries. I was still skeptical, so I made James promise to eat the resulting broccoli regardless of taste because I’m just nice like that, plus, isn’t it good not to waste food? :P

Luckily for him, this broccoli was AMAZINGLY delicious! I couldn't believe this roasted broccoli was made from the same vegetable I found detestable! I’m not sure how such a simple cooking method yielded such delicious results – and with broccoli! This broccoli definitely proves roasting vegetables is a simple and delicious way to prepare them! On top of that, you can really easily customize your roasted broccoli by adding other flavors as desired. I listed some of the ideas I came up with, but you could easily use your own as well! I’m guessing the roasting causes some caramelization, leading to deliciousness, but who really cares? Give this recipe a try and be amazed!

What's a food you found detestable until you discovered the right cooking method?


Morsels of Life - Roasted Broccoli - Broccoli, tossed in olive oil and seasonings, and then roasted to scrumptious perfection for one delectable roasted broccoli.

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Broccoli, tossed in olive oil and seasonings, and then roasted to scrumptious perfection for one delectable roasted broccoli.

Prep time:
Cook time:
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Yield: variable

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
broccoli florets, cleaned and dried
oil
seasonings I kept it basic with just salt and pepper. You could also use chili pepper flakes, citrus zest, garlic, cheese, or whatever else you pleased. :)


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Roasted Broccoli Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Roasted Broccoli Step 2 - Drizzle or spray broccoli with oil. Add in desired seasonings and make sure broccoli's covered. I kept it simple with just salt and pepper this time and just shook the broccoli with oil and seasonings to disperse them. Bake at 425F for 15 minutes or until broccoli cooked to desired tenderness. 2. Drizzle or spray broccoli with oil. Add in desired seasonings and make sure broccoli's covered. I kept it simple with just salt and pepper this time and just shook the broccoli with oil and seasonings to disperse them. Bake at 425F for 15 minutes or until broccoli cooked to desired tenderness.

Morsels of Life - Roasted Broccoli - Broccoli, tossed in olive oil and seasonings, and then roasted to scrumptious perfection for one delectable roasted broccoli.

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Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

Acorn squash, covered with garlicky Parmesan cheese and roasted to perfection.

Morsels of Life - Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash - Acorn squash, covered with garlicky Parmesan cheese and roasted to perfection.

DIY Vanilla Extract

Make your own vanilla extract with two simple ingredients!

Morsels of Life - DIY Vanilla Extract - Make your own vanilla extract with two simple ingredients!

Italian Dressing Seasoning

Use this Italian Dressing Seasoning to flavor up your pastas, marinades, casseroles, or just whip up some fresh Italian dressing in seconds!

Morsels of Life - Italian Dressing Seasoning - Use this Italian Dressing Seasoning to flavor up your pastas, marinades, casseroles, or just whip up some fresh Italian dressing in seconds!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Easy pumpkin spice muffins - healthy enough for breakfast, tasty enough for dessert!

Morsels of Life - Pumpkin Spice Muffins - Easy pumpkin spice muffins - healthy enough for breakfast, tasty enough for dessert!

Hasselback Potatoes

Potatoes, sliced mostly through, and baked for a crispy outside and tender, flavorful inside.

Morsels of Life - Hasselback Potatoes - Potatoes, sliced mostly through, and baked for a crispy outside and tender, flavorful inside.

Brownie Cookies

Sweetly crispy chocolate chip cookies surrounded by a soft, warm brownie.

Morsels of Life - Brownie Cookies - Sweetly crispy chocolate chip cookies surrounded by a soft, warm brownie.

Burger and Veggies Foil Pack

Layer some chopped veggies on top of a beef patty and wrap it in foil to make some burger and veggie foil packs.

Morsels of Life - Burger and Veggies Foil Pack - Layer some chopped veggies on top of a beef patty and wrap it in foil to make some burger and veggie foil packs.

Chicken Tortas

Morsels of Life - Chicken Tortas - Tender chicken, along with creamy avocado, juicy tomato, savory queso fresco, red onion, a bit of cilantro, and some sour cream lime dressing, pressed between crispy torta rolls for some delightfully scrumptious chicken tortas.
I'm not usually one to make a meal that doesn't provide ample leftovers for lunches and future meals (unless it's seafood - I usually plan on those meals lasting just one meal). However, we'd gotten some torta rolls, so I figured I'd switch it up and make something more fun!
Tortas are like Mexican paninis. But don't worry if you don't have a panini press. I don't either! Instead, I used a cast iron skillet to press the tortas. For the filling, I used chicken thighs since I prefer them. You could also use chicken breasts. Maybe use a bit more avocado in that case. :) Then I topped the chicken with creamy avoado, juicy tomato, savory queso fresco, red onion, and a bit of cilantro. Slather some Sour Cream Lime Dressing on top, then put the torta top on, press with a heavy pot (cast iron or a pan weighted with water also work well), and you're just about ready to gobble!
What are some of your favorite torta fillings?

Morsels of Life - Chicken Tortas - Tender chicken, along with creamy avocado, juicy tomato, savory queso fresco, red onion, a bit of cilantro, and some sour cream lime dressing, pressed between crispy torta rolls for some delightfully scrumptious chicken tortas.

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Tender chicken, along with creamy avocado, juicy tomato, savory queso fresco, red onion, a bit of cilantro, and some sour cream lime dressing, pressed between crispy torta rolls for some delightfully scrumptious chicken tortas.

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Yield: 4 tortas

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
531 grams 18.75 ounces 4 boneless chicken thighs
168 grams 5.875 ounces 1 avocado
266 grams 9.375 ounces 2 tomatoes, sliced
25 grams 7/8 ounce 1/2 red onion, sliced not pictured
100 grams 3.5 ounces queso fresco, crumbled
4 torta rolls, sliced
cilantro
Sour Cream Lime Dressing


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Chicken Tortas Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Chicken Tortas Step 2 - Cook chicken in a pan for approximately 5 minutes on each side, until slightly browned and cooked through. 2. Cook chicken in a pan for approximately 5 minutes on each side, until slightly browned and cooked through.
Morsels of Life - Chicken Tortas Step 3 - Place chicken, avocado, red onion, tomatoes, queso fresco, and cilantro on the bottom half of a torta roll. 3. Place chicken, avocado, red onion, tomatoes, queso fresco, and cilantro on the bottom half of a torta roll.
Morsels of Life - Chicken Tortas Step 4 - Top with some Sour Cream Lime Dressing and torta top, then transfer to a pan with a bit of oil. Press the tortas with a heavy pot until toasted. I used the same cast iron skillet I used to cook the chicken. You could also use a pot weighted with water if you don't have a heavy pot. 4. Top with some Sour Cream Lime Dressing and torta top, then transfer to a pan with a bit of oil. Press the tortas with a heavy pot until toasted. I used the same cast iron skillet I used to cook the chicken. You could also use a pot weighted with water if you don't have a heavy pot.
Morsels of Life - Chicken Tortas - Tender chicken, along with creamy avocado, juicy tomato, savory queso fresco, red onion, a bit of cilantro, and some sour cream lime dressing, pressed between crispy torta rolls for some delightfully scrumptious chicken tortas.