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Spicy Peanut Broccoli

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Last week, Kim @ Day With KT, wrote a about what compassion looks like and challenged us to share a story about when we saw or experienced true compassion…which got me thinking…I have been fortunate to have been on the receiving end of compassion far more than I deserve…

Last Monday night, an ice storm passed through the Northern parts of Metropolitan Atlanta, and a lot of us woke up, after scary and restless nights listening to branches cracking under the ice, to widespread power outages. Fortunately, my daughter and I were part of the fortunate few who had power restored by 5am. And, the only damage from the cracking and falling branches was a squished part of our fence.

As the roads were clear, I did not have an excuse to miss work. So, I headed in figuring I would tackle “rigging” the fence so my dogs didn’t run into my new neighbors yard when I got home later that evening. I was also nervous about working on that collapsed fence that morning as there were branches still heavily weighed down with ice and I didn’t want to be squished myself….being the sole parent and all, that could have some detrimental side effects.

Spicy Broccoli

When I got home later that evening, I headed into my backyard – and I was shocked…speechless..overwhelmed. My new neighbors had manged to clear as much of the debris they could, off of the collapsed fence and had somehow managed to fix the fence and have it up and standing. I was so taken back by their immense act of kindness; but they acted like it was no big deal at all. I have taken them welcome-to-the-neighborhood eats and treats, but what I have done so pales in comparison to what they did. I know it’s not about re-payment, but my heart is overwhelmed and oh so grateful.

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And speaking of grateful – that’s exactly what I felt when Peanut Butter and Co. informed me that they would be sending me some of their peanut butter to try. I expected a package of one of their samples, but, what they sent was three – yes, three large jars! I so enjoyed using their Dark Chocolate Dreams in this Peanut Butter & Chocolate Skillet Cake, and today, after experimenting with their Heat Is On Peanut Butter, I have this quick and easy Spicy Peanutty Broccoli recipe to share.

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It might seem that we eat a LOT of chocolate in this tiny part of the interwebs, but, most of our dinners include broccoli as the star – specially on busy nights. A quick Stir Fry or a Broccoli and Beans dish are our go to – and, with additions like The Heat Is On peanut butter, more satisfying than take out! 

Disclosure: This Spicy Peanutty Broccoli was made possible by the samples I received from Peanut Butter & Co. As always, all opinions and stories are my own.


Spicy Peanutty Broccoli

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Author: Shashi
Quick and easy, this spicy broccoli saute is packed with tons of flavor from onions, ginger, garlic and "peanut butter blended with fiery spices"!


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2/3 cup vegetable broth
  • 4 tablespoons Peanut Butter & Co The Heat Is On Peanut Butter
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup black beans
  • Parsley and peanuts for garnish


  • Add olive oil into a large frying pan on a medium flame
  • Add the onions, garlic and ginger and saute for about 10 minutes (stirring constantly)
  • Add the vegetable broth and the peanut butter and stir till well combined
  • Add the broccoli florets and reduce heat and cover the pan and let cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the black beans and stir for another couple of minutes
  • Serve warm with chopped parsley and peanuts
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  3. Love this! What a simple and flavorful recipe.

  4. Are you hanging in there during Snowmagedon?!!? This broccoli dish looks AMAZING! LOVE peanut. LOVE LOVE LOVE peanut. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Shashi says:

      It actually wasn’t that bad for us – other than branches down during the ice storm, we didn’t experience the power outages others had nor did we have snow like they did up in north GA – though that probably pails in comparison to what’s in NYC!

  5. kitchenriffs says:

    Those sounds like great neighbors — the best kind to have. So nice of them. And so nice of you to hare this dish with us. Peanut butter? One of my staples. 😉 Really good recipe — thanks.

  6. Joanne says:

    That was so sweet of your neighbors!! They get definite brownie points for that. I think I have tried EVERY PB&Co flavor…except for this one! Sounds super tasty!

  7. chrisscheuer says:

    Such a sweet story and such kind, thoughtful neighbors! Who knew broccoli could look so good? It sounds amazing!

  8. Won’t lie to you, never understood the whole peanut meat/veggie combo thing…. Perhaps because I am not adventurous enough? I guess I should just stick to my unagi, kama and salmon skin! 😉

  9. So glad you all were safe, and it is a true blessing to have people like your neighbors in our lives. The small acts are reminders that there’s beauty everywhere. Thanks for sharing my dear.
    Now, the broccoli is a winner. Looks good, and easy too.

  10. Love that broccoli and peanut recipe. Looks wonderful. PB&Co has so many wonderful peanut butter flavors.

  11. 1st off: I LOVE that brand of peanut butter! It is the best. I can’t even tell you how fast me and my husband go through jars.
    2nd: I LOVE broccolli.
    With that being said, you know that I am going to have to make this for dinner!

  12. I am all over this like peanut butter on broccoli! 😉

  13. Ashley says:

    What an amazing act of kindness from your neighbors! It’s stories like that that always bring a huge smile to my face.

    And oh my this broccoli sounds soooo good! I cannot get enough of it right now to begin with and with the peanut butter????

  14. Sonali- The Foodie Physician says:

    That’s such a lovely, heartwarming story. It really sounds like you’re all lucky to have each other as neighbors. Broccoli is one of our favorite veggies and your preparation looks absolutely delish!

  15. Looks incredible. I love peanut butter and veggies.. it reminds me of Thai flavors. 🙂 I just sent your skillet pb recipe to a friend, I wanna make it for girls night.
    I LOVE PB & Co stuff.. so good.

  16. I would have never of thought of putting peanut butter and broccoli together but seeing as I love them both this would be something that I would definitely try. That was so nice of your neighbours to clean up. It makes you realise that there are a lot of genuine and good people in the world when something like that happens.

  17. genevieve y says:

    Not going to lie, I think I could cook every single veggie imaginable with peanut butter and love it. Peanut butter is just way too tasty!

  18. lizweiss says:

    That is a seriously yummy looking recipe. Must try!! Pinning now 🙂

  19. Kelly says:

    Your neighbors sound amazing! That was so nice of them and I’m so glad to hear that there are still such kind people out there. So happy to hear you guys are safe too 🙂 PB&Co rocks and so does this spicy peanutty broccoli dish! Looks so delicious and I love the photos!

  20. ifailedfran says:

    I love getting beef and broccoli from Chinese takeout. This looks even better! I’ve never seen that spicy PB before but I hope to find it sometime… after all this snow melts and I can venture out again!

  21. hipfoodiemom says:

    Shashi, I love that there are still people like your neighbors in the world today!!! what great, kind people and glad everyone was safe! love this spicy-peanutty-broccoli!!! I need to try the heat is on!!! yummmm!

  22. helene dsouza says:

    I am still trying to get my husband to like broccoli, if prepared properly it can taste great and your recipe just looks super exciting with peanuts. You really have great neighbors. We have some annoying neighbors, my husband’s uncle, and they are just plainly horrible but we do have some visitors staying in the rooms and they are mostly great folks.

    • Shashi says:

      You are right Helene – if prepared properly broccoli is wonderful! My daughter used to hate it but it’s one of her favorite foods these days!

  23. spicedblog says:’ve got some awesome neighbors, Shashi! Neighbors are strange like that. They can either by awesome or terrible. We have both here in upstate New York, and I love our awesome neighbors…they call themselves our New York family. 🙂 Now as far as our other neighbors…I say we kick them out and have you move in next door. I’ll fix your fence every.single.morning if it meant I got to have some of this crazy awesome peanutty broccoli for dinner every night! 🙂

    • Shashi says:

      Aww – you are so kind – thanks my friend! I’d gladly fix this for you and Laura – if you brought over dessert – like those caramel pecan cookies – ooh, and maybe you could also bring some of that rustic sourdough bread – ooh…and that sweet potato, pineapple, quinoa salad – oops – that’s kinda the whole meal isn’t it!? 🙂
      I have both kinds of neighbors too – I just like to focus on the good ones as the bad one churns my stomach – more than lactose full milk does! We fondly refer to him as The Creeper!

  24. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    Why didn’t I think of adding peanut butter to my broccoli?! This is brilliant.

  25. what amazing neighbours! I love peanut butter in any form 🙂

  26. We are filled with gratitude for having great neighbors, too. What a wonderful story, Shashi. I’m so glad you didn’t face more serious damage and that you are safe. Meanwhile, we adore Peanut Butter & Co. PB! We can’t find it locally, so we buy ours from iHerb. Thanks for sharing this savory PB recipe, Shashi!

    • Shashi says:

      You are so welcome Stacy! And thank you for your kind words – Good neighbors are hard to find -aren’t they?
      Hope your week is off to a wonderful start 🙂