I’m a terrible and lazy cook, but have learned to do some pretty amazing things with the microwave and began calling myself a Microwave Diva, and thus the idea for the series was born!  What you will find is a collection of easy healthy Microwave Divas // itsnotmeyousuck.comrecipes.  Though most will revolve around easy things to make for dinner, you will also find easy and microwavable desserts and snacks, as well as the occasional not so microwavable meal that was too delicious to pass up sharing. And sometimes, things will not be 100% healthy, but hey, sometimes we deserve a treat.

If you have a post that would be an awesome addition to Microwave Divas, jot me off an email, I’d love to share your easy to make and healthy(isn) recipes.

Easy Microwaved Steamed Broccoli // itsnotmeyousuck.com

One thing I love to eat is steamed broccoli.  The trouble is that I don’t have a double boiler or anything else useful to help me get the broccoli steamed.  I’m also lazy.  But I still want to eat at least a little healthy, so I came up with an easy way to get my veggie fix without much effort.

It really is very basic.

Take broccoli- I buy it in a bag, but a head will work just fine

Cut into medium to small pieces

Put i microwave safe bowl

Dribble a little water in there- a few tablespoons will usually do the trick

Cover with lid- but tightly but with a small edge unsealed to vent a small amount of the pressure

Microwave for 7-10 minutes (depending on your microwave)


Easy Microwaved Steamed Broccoli// A Boy, A Girl, and the Marine Corps

This is what happens if you seal the lid completely- About 5 minutes in, the lid flew off and I had to stop and fix it.

Now, I’m not one for plain or steamed broccoli if I can have it as something more.  Especially since I tend to eat it as a meal VS a side.  To make your broccoli fancy, simply add some toppings.  I like to put a little soy sauce in with my water and some bacon bits and garlic.  It doesn’t effect your cooking time unless you add so much that it creates a considerably larger amount.

Easy, tasty and a great way to get your veggies in a snap.


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