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  1. Hi Lauren,

    I love your posts. Your love of writing really shines through! Are you majoring in psych or just taking a class?

    I can relate to this story in so many ways. Food was just food, something to make me feel…not hungry. Wow, how things are so very different. Like you, some food elicits fear (fear of the pain it might cause) or I see food with a little cape on it (like a little superhero – I’m super good for you, watch I’ll make you feel awesome). 🙂 Very dichotomous.

    I really love broccoli. I don’t purchase it frozen, but I love your tip here (just in case). And I will definitely check out that Old Bay seasoning.

    Have a great rest of your week. 🙂

    • Hey Amber! I am so glad you enjoy my little bits of writing here! I really do love writing. I am going to mayor in psych and also get a certificate in holistic nutrition (I’m looking at different online holistic nutrition programs right now). I laughed when I imagined your “superhero” foods–but that is such a great way to put it! I guess I see some of my foods as superheroes, like my fermented veggies and raw butter. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week, too!

  2. Such a nice recipe, but we can’t get Old Bay seasoning here, I’ll look it up! We use frozen veggies from time to time, the nutrients are still intact if they’re frozen properly and TBH it does make life easier.

    I really look forward to your posts!

    Be well!

    • Hi Vicky! If you can’t get your hands on Old Bay, curry powder is delicious instead! That’s how I made these tonight. I usually use fresh veggies too, but it is nice to have a frozen bag for those times when I cannot get to the grocery store for a while.

  3. I’ve made roasted broccoli, but never with any seasonings…will have to try Old Bay and also Curry powder. Good to know frozen broccoli works well, it is nice to have some back up recipes for frozen veggies.

    Fun post, glad you found some simple pleasure with this food. I agree that they are delicious enough to qualify as a treat!

    Can’t wait to read more great stories and recipes:)

  4. thank you…i lucked into two cases of organic broccoli for twenty bucks last weekend so my freezer is well stocked with florets. We normally just eat it raw or sometimes steam fresh so good to know a simple way to prepare it from a frozen state…would love the home-made Old Bay recipe.

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I’m Lauren Geertsen, an author and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. When doctors told me that surgery and medication were the only answers to my chronic health issues, I decided to use the power of nutrition and a natural lifestyle instead.
My mission at Empowered Sustenance? To show you the simple steps on your path to vibrant health.

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