Grilled Broccoli & 10 Random Things

Make that 11 Random Things. Because a post just about grilled broccoli is pretty random on it’s own, I think. Maybe I’m trailing behind the pack here, but grilling broccoli is not something I had tried before. And given that I love just about any other vegetable on the grill, why not broccoli too? You could chop it up and throw it in a grill basket, but I actually like the whole stalks, split in half, and sprayed with olive oil right on the grates. That makes for less cleanup, too. A little salt and pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice when it was done made it just perfect.

In case you’re wondering, we had this with Avocado-Baked Mahi. Only, I used tilapia. And I put those little pans right on the grill. Because who needs to bother with an oven when it’s 90º and you already plan on grilling your broccoli?

And about those other 10 Random Things – Lizzy over at Food to Run For tagged me for the Sugar Doll Blogger Questionnaire. Lizzy is a doll herself who loves running and good food – and other cool thing about her is that her mother was my high school chemistry teacher. But we haven’t actually met, yet! So to play the game, I am sharing 10 random facts about myself. Here goes!

1) When I was six, I cracked my head open and required stitches. How, you ask? Playing miniature golf. Or maybe it was extreme mini golf.

2) Every New Year’s Eve, I send Joey McIntyre a special happy birthday wish. In my head, of course.

3) I have to brush my teeth as soon as I get out of bed – even if I plan to go eat something right away.

4) I have the most gorgeous window treatments. You would be jealous. (Thank you, Hillary!)

5) I have a hot tub on my deck, but you don’t need to be jealous of that. We never use it. The excuse is that it’s either 90 degrees outside and too hot, or 10 degrees and too cold.

6) My day is incomplete with my candy bar dark chocolate zone bar eaten at 5pm on the way to the gym.

7) I am incapable of staying awake in the car late at night. Good thing my husband is always the one driving.

8) I love wearing shorts in the summer.

9) I haven’t jumped on the organic bandwagon. Instead, I am super frugal when it comes to groceries.

10) I finally learned to like hot coffee without any sweetener at all – but for iced, I still need a little sweet n low sugar truvia.

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25 Responses to “Grilled Broccoli & 10 Random Things”

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    Lizzy — July 21, 2010 @ 4:41 pm Reply

    SOOO Happy you did this! And we NEED to meet someday soon! Okay 3) totally agree, me too! 4) Who did these window treatments? I still need good ones in my house- my second floor has none! 9) I'm the cheapest at grocery shopping- I look at all the circulars before deciding where to go. : )

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    Shanon — July 21, 2010 @ 4:43 pm Reply

    haha, i love that you love joey. i never quite got into new kids, but he does share my maiden name with me so it was obviously a big part of my life. tmi? probably.i have never tried grilled broccoli!!! i will give it a shot. this summer i have barely used the oven/stove at all. just too hot.

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    Bridget — July 21, 2010 @ 4:51 pm Reply

    Fun Post!Can I get some info about these window treatments…I'm in dire need!!I also can NOT stay awake in the car at night!! Brian thinks its funny when I try and then my head starts bobbing up and down when I fall asleep haha!

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    Joanne — July 21, 2010 @ 5:56 pm Reply

    I've never tried grilling broccoli either…but seeing as I ADORE it roasted…I'm sure I would adore it grilled as well.Go Joey! I wonder whatever happened to him…

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    ChubbyNewlywed — July 21, 2010 @ 6:30 pm Reply

    I want to see photos of your window treatments!Also, I can't believe you had such a crazy injury from MINI GOLF. Hope you're not too traumatized from it! 🙂

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    Tasha — July 21, 2010 @ 7:17 pm Reply

    I am so excited to know you can grill broccoli. We love roasted broccoli in our house, but this time of year we'd rather grill our veggies. Our one attempt at grilling it didn't work out (not sure why?) but I can't wait to give it another shot!I loved your random 10 things! Also, I am going to give your avocado-baked mahi a try soon. I was going to make it recently but was missing a few ingredients.

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    Alyssa — July 21, 2010 @ 9:11 pm Reply

    Fun post! You can have Joey… Jordan's mine.I'm excited about this grilled broccoli… I love broccoli, even plain and steamed… but this sounds even more delicious!

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    Jen — July 21, 2010 @ 9:29 pm Reply

    Love teh 10 random things. I've never had grilled brocolli before either… I'll have to try it the next time I'm near a grill.

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    TJ — July 21, 2010 @ 11:45 pm Reply

    Love the grilled broccoli idea! I'm gonna do it soon! I also loved the random list…glad to hear your a Joey fan, I get Donnie! 🙂 hehe

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    TJ — July 21, 2010 @ 11:46 pm Reply

    oh…I might need to steal this RANDOM 10 things idea…it's FUN! 🙂

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    Katie @ Health for the Whole Self — July 22, 2010 @ 12:01 am Reply

    I loved reading these! And I'll definitely be trying grilled broccoli.

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    grace — July 22, 2010 @ 1:28 pm Reply

    excellent broccoli preparation! and really, who knew miniature golf was a contact sport? 🙂

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    roxan — July 22, 2010 @ 4:36 pm Reply

    Grilled broccoli is actually so good! I was getting veggies to grill for a bbq a couple months ago and saw broccoli and thought, why not? and bought some. It was DELICIOUS.

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    Taste of Beirut — July 22, 2010 @ 5:46 pm Reply

    CaraBroccoli has never really excited me as a vegetable; but in your photo and recipe you give it your flair and now all of a sudden I am interested!

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    Lizzy — July 22, 2010 @ 6:16 pm Reply

    PS- you should tag people so we keep the chain moving!

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    *Naomi* — July 22, 2010 @ 6:21 pm Reply

    i LOVE grilling broc! i thought I was the only one who did this but it is so darn delicious!i can fall asleep so easily in the car at night too!!! but NEVER have i ever fallen completely asleep on an airplane (without drugs haha) i wish I was a better travel sleeper!!

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    newlywed — July 23, 2010 @ 1:05 am Reply

    I never buy organic either. I wish I did. But I too am frugral. And I'm looking at the circulars right now…sadly, I get really excited when they come every Thursday!

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    Shannon — July 23, 2010 @ 12:11 pm Reply

    ooh, this sounds awesome. you're right about not wanting to turn on the oven… eugh.

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    Barbara — July 23, 2010 @ 12:41 pm Reply

    Fun post!I have all shutters on my windows…I love them!And…the first thing I do in the morning is make my bed. Practically before my feet touch the floor.

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    Elina — July 23, 2010 @ 10:29 pm Reply

    I've never had grilled broc either. Tanks for sharing it with us 🙂

  21. 21 — July 24, 2010 @ 3:43 am Reply

    Your veggies look PERFECT!! I never get mine that perfect 🙂 Or even close!I feel the same way about hot tubs! But my husband…OMG. He uses it EVERY night. Lunatic!

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    Sandi — July 24, 2010 @ 9:44 pm Reply

    that looks great….I never had grilled broccoli….I have had it roasted, steamed and sauteed but never grilled…I am definitely going to try it that way the next time I make broccoli

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    carascravings — July 25, 2010 @ 1:05 pm Reply

    Those are some great random facts!Your poor little head!

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    Amy Green — August 2, 2010 @ 2:29 am Reply

    We'll grill anything and I'll oaven roast any veggie or fruit just to see how it turns out. I drink my iced coffee black. I used to eat Zone bars but never the chocolate ones. I like to drink hot chocolate – stevia sweetened with a little espresso powder – daily after lunch.

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    carascravings — April 5, 2011 @ 1:21 am Reply

    Those are some great random facts!Your poor little head!

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