Pan Seared Lemon Pepper Broccoli
This is a super simple recipe, and really delicious. It has become my favorite way to eat broccoli. The 4th ave Food Conspiracy Co-op sometimes has it in their hot deli section.. not sure if my version is exactly the same but it's pretty good anyway.

Ingredients:
  • Broccoli (chopped, 1 head fresh or 1 bag frozen)
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • red pepper flakes (I use the little packets from pizza hut deliveries)
  • soy sauce (1 tsp or less).
  • sprinkle of sesame seeds

Instructions:
Pan sear the broccoli (cook it on medium heat, covered, on one side until browned, then stir and cook a bit longer to your satisfaction).
Transfer broccoli to a dish and add the other ingredients according to your taste.

Don't overdo the soy-sauce or you'll ruin it.



 
 
mooncake from Lee Lee's
I found these things called "Moon Cakes" at a local (Tucson) asian market called "Lee Lee's". I bought a couple varieties - some were more simple (just sweet and doughy), but these ones in the photo were quite a pleasant surprise - filled with an extravaganza of nuts and seeds and dried fruit.

Really neat and delicious... seriously one of the coolest things I have ever eaten. I bet it would be a fun thing to learn to bake and get creative with the ingredients!