Tasty Tuesday – Casa Jet loves Broccoli

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our twenty-seventh participating post!

Mom loves to roast veggies.  This weekend, she chose to steam broccoli and cauliflower, just for a change.  JJ and I, Mom’s faithful Kitchen K9s, love when Mom preps crucifers (VBP – Vocab building project) because she lets us do QC on both the raw and cooked veggies. (after cool down of course, as long as recipe is K9 safe!)


Just kidding!

In keeping with our ode (VBP) to fall, we’re offering TWO (yes, we’re just that excited and generous to share with you!) ideas.

Broccoli Slaw with Cranberries

  • 1 bag ready-cut broccoli slaw mix or 2 heads broccoli , heads removed, stems julienned
  • 2 carrots , julienned
  • 1/2 red onion , julienned
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined. When just ready to eat, dress vegetables with dressing and finish with a drizzle of olive oil. Scatter dried cranberries over the top to finish. (WP is NOT cooperating on spacing for the 2nd recipe, sorry.)

Roasted Broccoli with Sriracha, Honey, and Tamari

  • 1 small crown of broccoli, cut into bite size floret
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 4 green onions, sliced thinly
  • Optional: Red chili flakes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

In a small bowl, mix together tamari, sesame oil, honey, Sriacha and black pepper. Pour mixture over the raw broccoli and toss to coat.

Spread broccoli pieces in an even layer across the baking sheet. Roast for 8-10 minutes, until broccoli is tender (and the outer edges are beginning to turn dark brown).

Remove broccoli from the baking sheet to a bowl. Toss with sesame seeds and green onions. Taste and adjusting seasonings if necessary. Serve immediately.

Another great, broccoli day.


67 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday – Casa Jet loves Broccoli

    • Hey Doggy, Jet here.

      So funny, Mom is the opposite, she does not consume raw broccoli, just can’t get the taste for it… she prefers it steamed or roasted! Carrots… she likes raw and cooked!

  1. Woof! Woof! My mom always makes me eat vegetables carrots and just tried broccoli when she made a slaw. Golden Thanks for sharing 2 recipes. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • Hey Missy, Jet here.

      BOL! trees… Mom said that when she was in college, one of her favorite cookbooks was The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, so… your son is right on the money!!! Do let us know if you make the recipes.

    • Hey Rudy, Hey Jeffie, Jet here. Hi Miss Sue.

      Mom usually uses her I-Phone, so, she really appreciated your photo compliment. It’s hard to feed with one hand and snap with the other! 🙂

  2. Both of those recipes look so yummy, but that roasted broccoli has my mouth watering! I am going to have to make that one for sure! You and JJ sure look like you enjoyed your broccoli too! 🙂

    • Hey Fred, Hey Gloria, Jet here. Hi Miss Janet.

      Yes, Mom’s partial to the roasted recipe, too. Usually, she sprinkles a little sea salt, freshly ground pepper blend and that’s that. She’s eager to try this as well. 🙂

      Oh yes, JJ and I begged for more, Mom told us too much would hurt our tummies.

    • Hey Blueberry, Jet here.

      BOL! You make your HUMAN do QC (quality control for YOU!)

      Oh yes, we are very good about eating our veggies! 🙂 (Mom grew up with that phrase… being a good doobie!)

    • Hey Suki, Hey Hiro, Jet here. Hi Miss Dianda.

      No worries, replace with: raisins, currants, chopped dried papaya or pineapple or apple, let your creative ideas take over!!! That’s why Mom loves teaching people about the Power of Kitchen… we may present an idea, however, then you can customize to your palate! 🙂 Mom does not enjoy raw broccoli, so, for this recipe, she would blanch or lightly steam and then make it!

    • Hey Savvy, Jetty here. Hi Miss Linda.

      No worries, the posts remain as reference and entertainment points should you ever wish to try them later. We’re happy you enjoy reading themin the first place!!! Mom cooks simply much of the time as well.

    • Hey Bunny, Jet here. Hi Mr. & Mrs. T.

      Hmpf… 2 ideas… make the RAW dish, no scent! or… offer to get Kuster and Morgan to join you in wagging your tails in unison (VBP) and/or turn on the kitchen exhaust fan/hood and the smell will disseminate (VBP)!

  3. We loooooove broccoli & cauliflower roasted. It’s one of our very favourite treats! did you know that broccoli should be no more than 10% of your diet? That’s a fun fact the Mama learned! She can’t wait to try your coleslaw.

    • Hey Kol, Hey Felix, Jet here. Hi Miss Jodi.

      Yippee, you’re like us! When Miss Jodi says 10%, is that per day? per week? K9? human? both? all cruciferous veggies? just broccoli? OMD, sorry, I got on a roll, didn’t I? 🙂

  4. I keep refusing vegetables. Zac ate them but then he’d eat anything! I am more discerning, though I did used to eat cooked carrots in my fish dinners that was because I couldn’t filter out the tiny bits!

    • Hey Zena, Hey Zac, Jet here.

      Oh, Zena, you’re missing out… I know it’s hard to expand your palate. In her Kitchen Counselor e-newsletter, Mom tries to expand her palate and try something new at least 2x/month and then she shares it! 🙂

  5. Hi sweet Jetty – more yummy recipes – give big thanks to your Mom! I make garlic broccoli often, quick fry it in olive oil and garlic until kinda carmelized and delish! But it does stink up the house alot!!

    sending healthy goodnight hugs and kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel and Puffy xoxoxoxo

    p.s. how is Buddy???

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Mom sends back a Big “you’re welcome!” Mom doesn’t mind the scents of the kitchen… means good things happen there!

      Mom thought of you today because she made a quick trip to Costco. She tries very hard to have her list in order so she doesn’t get out of hand! She did well, 5 items and out!

      Buddy is good… Miss Cindy was totally laid back upon pick up last night! What a cool Mom. 🙂 Thanks for asking.

  6. JETTY – I forgot to tell you much I love the pics of you and JJ eating your veggies – you both have such expressive faces i just wanna kiss you all over!!

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Aww shucks, I’m blushing again…

      JJ is barking like a wild woman with all the lightening and thunder. Uh, Miss Wendy? I was not so well behaved tonight on our walk. I saw the sky light up 1/2 way and then wouldn’t budge. Miss Mary Ann had to put the flashlight under my chinny chin chin to do… Spooky Jetty and say sweet things to me to get me to keep walking. Mom arrived home soaked in sweat! 😦 Hope Cassie is ok.

      Sending make it stop Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley xoxoxoxo

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Niki.

      So lovely to make your acquaintance. Mom and I bet that if you make either or both recipes, you will skillfully photograph the dishes! If so, please feel free to post on Mom’s Kitchen Counselor FB page. You may also enjoy her Kitchen Counselor newsletter which eblasts 2x/month. 🙂

    • Hey FaRaDaY, Hey Maxwell, Hey Allie, Jet here.

      Dude… I know the feline persuasion goes for protein… but… you do not know what you are missing! Suggest to Mommy that she tries the roasted method first… sweetens up the veggies! 🙂

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  8. Hey Jet! Yap, I’m a huge broccoli fan myself 🙂 Mom likes it too. She puts a mustard, mayo, apple cider and paprika sauce on hers after she steams em 🙂 Your Mom made some fancy nommers recipes! Thanks for sharin! Mom says she’ll give on a whirl next broccoli night 🙂

    Waggin at ya,

    • Hey Roo, Jet here.

      Roo, right on, eating your veggies! Please share with Mom that her sauce sounds delish! Please tell Mom that she’s invited to post her dishes on Mom’s Kitchen Counselor FB page! 🙂

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