After days of binge eating just like how I expected right before the holidays:
Non-stop grilled meat, spicy hot pot, and endless boba milk tea,
The healthy eating God finally shined on me today,
Yes, it's definitely the time to get back on the less greasy track.
Let's see what they have in the grocery store...
No eggs...no small pack of basil...no lactose free milk...
What?!? Was this store raided by a bunch of hungry customers?
But a fine home cook
As I quickly crossed out the original shopping list items,
This fresh and bright purple colored veggie caught my attention -
What is this?
The label says "broccoli," but...eh?
I also grabbed one additional white colored "broccoli" to my basket -
After several flips of her "coding booklet,"
Whatever the names, it's gonna be on my dinner plate tonight.
Peel and mince 2 large garlic cloves,
Cut the bacon strips into smaller pieces,
Cut off the veggie stems and rinse the leaves with water thoroughly,
Once done, drain well and set aside -
Toss the bacon to a pan and turn to high heat,
Sprinkle some salts and pepper, give it a quick stir,
Cook till there's enough bacon fat covering the surface,
Add in minced garlic,
Transfer the veggies to the mixture right before the garlic gets burned.
The leaves will start to wilt down a wee bit,
You might need to drizzle additional olive oil if the ingredients appear to be on the dry side.
Give it a quick taste and add more salts if needed.
So this mysterious veggie has a tougher texture,
This time I cooked it stir-fry style,
But I'm guessing it'll taste even better when baking slowly in the oven,
Turning the leaves into veggie chips and maybe serve with homemade aioli sauce?
I think it'll be hella good.