Lately, when choosing movies at Pleasant Street Video for family movie night, the girls are all anime, all the time.
This means that they want to eat with chopsticks whenever possible. It also means something that might surprise their Italian relatives: for the first time ever, they like spaghetti noodles (or as we call them, slurpy noodles). I have just been cooking them simply in chicken stock. The girls love to eat the noodles with their chopsticks and drink the broth from the bowl.
The vegetable potstickers are from Trader Joe's, served with soy sauce and hot sauce.
So what do I really want to tell you about?
The heavenly salad.
The girls like steamed broccoli, but they only like the tree tops, not the trunks (perhaps from too many meals convincing them they were giraffes or dinosaurs to get them to eat their greens). I like eating the trunks raw for a snack, but even I can't eat that many. Tonight, I decided to make some kind of broccoli slaw. I ended up with this amazing dish that made me so very happy.
8-10 broccoli trunks, peeled and thinly sliced
1 large carrot, grated
1 meyer lemon, zest & juice
1 Tbs honey (more or less)
fresh ginger, peeled & grated (add as much as you like!)
fresh ground black pepper
That's it! Combine & inhale, I mean, enjoy. Actually, inhaling it did transport me to my mother's lemon trees in California, which took the chill out of this cold winter's day.