Garlic Beef and Broccoli

Lately, I’ve been in a rut for dinner. We’ve been eating the same almost every week and I decided it was time to change that. I’ve been in the mood for garlic beef and found this recipe I had pinned.

My kids complained the entire time about what I was making – but lately that’s been a common theme around here. It’s exhausting and I’m blaming it on the recent phase of Mercury being in retrograde. I enjoyed the meal and it was a nice change.

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Broccoli Salad

I recently signed up to receive boxes of produce from Misfit Market and am really loving all the fresh, organic fruit and vegetables I’m receiving. I got two heads for broccoli in my last box and was looking for something different to make with it instead of steaming or roasting it. I love broccoli salad but rarely make it. I found a mayo-free version while scrolling Pinterest, and decided to give it a go. It was really good!

I love all the addition of the fruit and sunflower seeds. After a day sitting in the fridge, it was even better as all the flavors combined. The dressing is delicious – I loved the creaminess of it. I can’t wait to make this salad again. I know it’s going to be a sample this summer!
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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Every BBQ, summer picnic or cookout needs a salad! I usually make pasta salad or ask my mom to make macaroni salad (I haven’t perfected her recipe yet!), but now this salad is going to be my go-to recipe! Today’s #CookOutWeek recipe features broccoli, cauliflower, cheese and bacon in a creamy, tangy sauce! I love the crunch of the veggies – plus you can’t go wrong with bacon and cheese! My kiddos were iffy on it, but ended up devouring it after their first bite!

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Hoisin Shrimp & Broccoli

30 minutes and you have this? Well, actually in less than 30 minutes you can make this delicious meal! It was so good. I served it over whole wheat spaghetti, but would be great over rice as well. My almost three year old daughter loved it!

1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 1/2 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
4 1/2 tsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
3 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 Tbsp canola oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth. Stir in the soy sauce, hoisin sauce and sesame oil, set aside.

In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry broccoli in canola oil until crisp-tender. Add the garlic, stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add shrimp, stir-fry 4-5 minutes longer or until shrimp are pink.

Stir in the cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Recipe from Taste of Home Healthy Cooking Magazine