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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.

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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

Spicy Peanutty Broccoli

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


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

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Shikha la mode

Wednesday 4th of March 2015

Love this! What a simple and flavorful recipe.

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

Wednesday 25th of February 2015

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


Tuesday 3rd of March 2015

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!

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