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I was thinking about making my Sesame Garlic Broccoli when (gasp!) I discovered not a sesame seed in the house.  I tossed in sunflower seeds and red pepper flakes and called it good.  And it was!  Here it is in it’s easy-peasy glory.  I liked using coconut oil with this as it gave a buttery flavor that really enhanced the dish.  Enjoy!

The Recipe: Sautéed Broccoli with Sunflower Seeds


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 8 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup roasted, salted shelled sunflower seeds


  • Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, salt and red pepper flakes, sautéing until broccoli is crisp-tender. Add sunflower seeds and toss until combined.