• Don’t Eat the Frozen Veggies

    by  • February 18, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples

    I’m going to tell you a truth. None of us have the time to do everything we need to do each day, let alone what we want to do. But, make too many sacrifices and you’re not going to be too happy.
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    This applies to everything in life, but right now, I want to talk about cooking. And eating. Having a busy schedule can mean we make sacrifices about our diet that can be unhealthy. And just as bad, unsavory. Take vegetables for an example. If you’re not used to cooking, you probably rely on canned or frozen veggies. If you eat them at all. And of course, you should. They’re good for you!

    Here’s a quick way to make very tasty broiled vegetables. I use this recipe with broccoli, asparagus, green beans, green or red peppers, thin sliced onions, even cabbage. Alone or all mixed up.

    casseroleFirst, move the oven rack up to the top, closest to the broiler. Turn the oven onto broil at high. Keep the oven door open when you broil.

    Slice the veggies you want to use into bite size pieces. Put them into a glass casserole dish. Fill the casserole with roughly a single layer of veggies. Drizzle broilerwith Olive Oil, and sprinkle with salt and garlic pepper or lemon pepper, and stir it all up.

    Pop it into the oven and let it broil for three minutes. Stir it all up again, and let broil for a few more minutes. Grab a piece with a spoon or tongs to see if it’s ready to eat.

    It only takes a few minutes, but it’ll taste fantastic!


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.