Recipe: Easy Lemon-Garlic Broccoli

I love lemon and garlic together. I love most green vegetables. I love this broccoli with garlic and lemon.

Lately, I've been hearing a lot of people telling me that they don't eat vegetables because it's way too hard. Because they go bad or because they take too much time and preparation. So here I am, showing you this recipe, and telling you that you literally need a knife, a pan, and three or four basic ingredients to make this. You don't even need a cutting board, which I know, because I made this at Rob's apartment, and they don't  have one.

I got pre-washed, already cut broccoli in a bag because I wanted to show you just how easy this can be.

Technically, you don't even need a knife, because you could totally just use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. And you could claw the lemon open with your bare hands. You know what? Maybe you should just get a knife. That'd be best.

Makes enough for two big servings.
A bag of pre-washed, already cut broccoli
(You can buy it however you'd like--wash it yourself if you want!)
One lemon
One clove of garlic or some powdered garlic
(You can use one or both. I use both.)
A couple tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Heat up a pan with some olive oil.
2. Smash a clove of garlic and add it to the hot pan.
3. Add the broccoli. Don't pile it up--try to let each piece touch the pan.
(If I'm working with a small pan, I cook the broccoli in two batches.)
4. Add salt, pepper, and some garlic powder if you want.
5. Once it's been cooking for a minute or two, stir everything around.
6. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice over the cooking broccoli.
7. It's done when it turns a dark, bright green and some of the leaves are charred a bit.
8. Turn off the heat and give it another squeeze of lemon. Taste it to see if you need more salt, pepper, or garlic powder.

Eat your vegetables.