Last night I brought up my blog: I said cooking was one of my passions. The thing is, I now realize my last post dates back to February. Yep, February.
It's terrible, I know. In a (not-so-great) attempt to remedy this, I am declaring a soft commitment to a weekly post. And, I will share ten things that happened between that lonely February post and now.
(the following are listed in chronological order)
- I leased my first car--that's right folks, I'm now the proud owner (leaser) of a black Mazda.
- I ran my first nighttime half marathon! Despite my lack of training, it was one of the greatest and most liberating experiences.
- I survived my first year of law school.
- I lived in New York City for the first time.
- I enjoyed an octopus dish and even managed to do so without ever making a yucky face.
- I met Ryan Seacrest. He's a lot smaller in than I'd imagined.
- I became obsessed with Soul Cycle. And then I met an attorney who is handling their IPO.
- I played shuffleboard in both styles (floor and table) on mainland. As far as I knew, shuffleboard was strictly a cruise ship activity.
- I tried (and refused to finish) a superman shot.
- I questioned a witness in court.
- I saw an armadillo roaming in the wild (more like the streets of south Austin).
Active time: 25 minutes; total time: 60 minutes.
Makes about 6 servings.
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 medium sweet onion, sliced
- 2 lbs. broccoli, cut into florets
- 5 1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon dried basil + extra for garnish
- Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil and heat until melted; add onion and cook until slightly browned, about 7 minutes, stirring.
- Add broccoli and 4 cups of water and cover pot; reduce heat to low-medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is very soft, about 20-30 minutes. Once broccoli is soft, remove pot from heat, uncover, and let cool for about 5 minutes.
- Transfer soup to a blender and blend until smooth--if possible, pulse several times to ensure no broccoli florets remain.
- Transfer soup back to the pot and add remaining water and basil. Cook over medium heat, covered, for about 10-15, or until desired consistency. Serve garnished with basil.