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My Life As A Broccoli Floret

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Cynthia:  So in my ongoing quest to stave off prediabetes, Alzheimer’s, and I don’t know… other horrible things, I am trying my best to cut out sugar and limit (but not eliminate) my carb intake. I’ve found that –

Marcy:  Uh… Cindy?

Cynthia:  Yes. Marcy?

Marcy:  What did you bring into the house yesterday?

Cynthia (innocently):  What? Oh. Uhhh… That. Well, that was just a one off.

Marcy:  Ahem…

Cynthia (sheepishly):  Okay… so it was a grapefruit sparkling drink.


Marcy:  And how many grams of sugar did it contain?

Cynthia:  I don’t know.

Marcy:  Ahem.

Cynthia:  Thirty-five.

Marcy:  And how many carbohydrates?

Cynthia:  Ummm… hmmmm… thirty-six? Uh. Yes. Thirty-six grams. Of carbohydrates. But, it was 100 degrees out and it tasted sooooo good and I rarely do that. I mean I have to have fun sometimes! Although the headache I got after drinking it was not fun. Sugar is a passive aggressive meany.

Marcy (patronizingly):  I just want our readers to know that even though we are talking about healthy eating we ourselves fall off the bandwagon.

Cynthia:  Fully disclosed. Okay so on to broccoli.

Marcy:  Ugh. Broccoli is a bore. Bore. Bore. Bore.

Cynthia:  Broccoli is not a bore! Just ask our dear friend, Jenni, of Gnome Lover. She has a great and easy broccoli dish she serves that even her kids love! Check it out here.

Cynthia:  And Rachel Beller’s Broccoli Soup is delicious and super duper easy to make. Check that one out here.


Rachel Beller’s Broccoli Soup


Cynthia:  I add large doses of turmeric, garam masala, and black pepper to make the soup even healthier (Turmeric and black pepper combined form a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent) and spicier. Really, I just add until the whole pot turns bright yellow!

Marcy (wrinkling her nose):  I’d add a dash of Friskies Salmon Dinner to it. Then you’d get a beautiful pink color.

Cynthia (ignoring her):  Broccoli is an excellent source of fiber,vitamin c, calcium, potassium, and protein.  Plus, it’s loaded with compounds that fight cancer, aging, arthritis, heart disease, as well as lowers blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Broccoli is great for skin health and eye health. I love it!

Marcy:  By the way, you know salmon is a vegetable, right? A pretty pink vegetable. With eyes.



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  • Reply Anonymous October 9, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Broccoli IS yummy!! And thanks for the photo disclosure. I thought you had stolen all of the good genes since you were first!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 9, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      ha! I am going to write a post called Forever 28. All about filters.

    • Reply Anonymous October 11, 2014 at 12:06 am

      Can't wait!!

  • Reply Whimsical Preppy October 9, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables and I love broccoli soup too.
    I hope you are able to eat some sugar. I would hate to cut out all sugar myself. Can you at least have some sugar in your coffee or some cookies?
    I should check out this app, now that I'm afraid of botox.
    Did you see that the dress you liked at Anthropologie is on sale?
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    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 9, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      Thank you, Stacey! I did see that. I think it is still too expensive for a dress that I have no place to wear it and my hubby thinks looks ridiculous. I decided that if I could get it for $30 that is the price I would pay.
      I can eat sugar – just not as much as I like! Like 1 cookie instead of 6. lol
      I am afraid of Botox too. Filters are much better!

  • Reply Anonymous October 9, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Here in Texas we don't eat broccoli. George H W Bush don't eat no broccoli and he's 90 years old. You Californy sissies need to eat beef and eat it raw the way the lord intended. And that goes for your mean ol' cat Marcy. Pink salmon??? YOU are gonna turn pink lil kitty.
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    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 9, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Who is this? Rick Perry?! Rick Perry stay off my blog!


      You are tooo funny!


    • Reply Anonymous October 11, 2014 at 12:08 am

      Ha!!! That is awesome!!!

  • Reply Liana October 10, 2014 at 2:21 am

    OMG. That last comment! If that's a spammer, it's the best one ever…

    I actually really love broccoli. And cauliflower. And parsnips. And turnips. I will have to try the broccoli soup.

    I also like grapefruit san pellegrino.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Ha! That's my mom being funny!
      I loooove cauliflower mash. It's like eating mashed potatoes without the potato. Yum!

  • Reply GnomeLover October 10, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Thank you for the shoutout, Cynthia! That soup looks yummy. I am going to try it, too. But let's get to the important stuff. How beautiful and gorgeous are you? So stunning!!! I love green on you. And your hair. And your blazer. So hot.


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      It's all filters, Jenni. All filters.

  • Reply withwonderandwhimsy October 13, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Like you, I add a lot of spices to dishes, especially soups. I've been making roasted veggie soups every week for the past month. They're the easiest. You roast a pan of veggies: butternut squash, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, etc. Then you puree them with broth. Voila! I like mine with curry powder. So tasty. And an easy way to get your veggies.

    I don't really cook with broccoli a lot. I'll roast it and have it as a side. We eat a lot of greens instead. We saute kale. We have spring greens salad. We eat a lot of spinach. We're pretty boring in our preparations, though. We just saute or mix it into pastas or brown rice veggie bowls.

    I'll have to try these broccoli recipes, as we rarely eat it. I need the inspiration!

    Good luck on your green journey! I love that photo of you, even with the blog logo mustache!

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 13, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Oh your vegetable dishes don't sound boring at all. Yum!! I am going to have to try your veggie soup recipe. And also the kale.
      Mmmmm… mixed green salad is my all time favorite!

  • Reply Gwen October 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

    You look sooo pretty in your first picture there! Green really suits you!
    Anyway, I LOVE broccoli, always have – it's probably because I'm iron deficient and broccoli contains a lot of iron. Thanks for the recipe links, I am trying to teach Victor how to love broccoli too, hehe.
    Also, well done for sticking to your diet, but you know what, if you go 100% all-out "I will never have sugar any more!" then of course you will fail, ANYONE would. So I say go ahead and get yourself a soda once in a while. That soda will taste extra delicious because it's a rare treat. 🙂 My rule is that I'm very strict during the week but allow myself to be naughtier on the weekends – if that helps? 😉

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 17, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you, Gwen! Like I said in the photo caption – I used filters on it!
      I forgot to mention that broccoli has iron!
      You are so right about not depriving yourself. It just sets you up for failure. xo,cynthia

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