I used to host a linkup on my blog called Food on Fridays. I started it because I realized I was writing about food almost every week, so I might as well publish those posts on a designated day. I picked a day that would allow me to use alliteration, and thus, Food on Fridays was born.
Then I discontinued Food on Fridays (sorry, foodies!). I’m not as creative in the kitchen any longer; I simply ran out of ideas.
But because Food on Fridays was such a big part of my online space and identity, I decided to dedicate a podcast episode to something food-related. Today’s episode (4:28) is a mash-up of Food on Fridays and The Writing Life and covers brain food for writers. I entitled it “Food for Thought.”
- Q&A with Delia McCabe
- BBC’s goodood: 10 Foods to Boost Your Brainpower
- Today Health: Memory Boosters for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Science Daily: Green tea extract boosts your brain power, especially the working memory, new research shows
- Roasted Broccoli and Lemons with Brown Rice
- 107+ Tips To Increase Brain Power
Lemony Brown Rice and Broccoli
Based on the recipe linked above
- 1 bunch broccoli, heads broken into florets (you can peel and chop the stems, as well)
- 2 lemons cut into wedges (grate some of the rind for zest)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- black pepper (optional, or just a pinch, to taste)
- 2 cups cooked brown rice (please note the rice is already cooked)
Preheat oven to 375°. Spray baking sheet with oil spray, spread out the broccoli, sprinkle with lemon zest, drizzle with olive oil, and a little black pepper (just a little–or none if you’re not a fan of pepper). Bake 20 mins, stirring once or twice. Watch that the broccoli browns just a little–not too much. When the broccoli looks roasted, add to the bowl of rice (which was reheated, if necessary). Squeeze the lemon juice one wedge at a time over everything in the bowl. Toss gently and taste; add more lemon juice to suit your preferred amount. Serve alone or as a side dish with fish such as trout or salmon.