Easy oven roasted broccoli seasoned with lemon and garlic on a parchment lined sheet pan. Serve as a delicious side to your plant-based meal!
My quads are *still* sore from hiking Old Rag Mountain this past Tuesday.
The last time I hiked this 10.2 mile loop trail was back in 2015 and I don’t quite remember my quads screaming at my in this acute fashion.
My one goal in setting out was to stay well hydrated because last time I trekked up 3,284 feet I ran out of water at the tippy top.
Luckily, a fellow hiker tossed me a spare bottle that I chugged with Dan before the descent.
So this time I vowed to have plenty of H20.
I took multiple bottles, which ended up being a *really* good idea.
In the first 10 minutes, I unscrewed my purple Lifefactory glass bottle and, in a tragic slip, dropped it on the ground; 22 oz of filtered water watering the leaves around my hiking shoes.
It ended up fine because my 48 oz Nalgene magically sustained me for the remainder of the climb.
I even passed some energy bars to a hungry hiker on the way up, to give back that Old Rag good karma that I received last time.
The autumn colors at the top were absolutely beautiful, guys!
M and I sat shaded by a boulder, eating food smashed for our packs and looking out over a sea of burnt sienna, evergreen, and amber tree tops.
The only thing missing on a long hike are the greens.
This Garlic & Lemon Roasted Broccoli is my current favorite side dish that’s sure to ehance any of your plant-based meals!