Healthy Side Dish – Lemon Garlic Broccoli

Lemon Garlic Broccoli


Total Time: 8 mins

Prep: 3 mins

Cook: 5 mins

Yield: 2 servings

Level: Easy


Fresh Broccoli … 2 heads, or 1 bag frozen broccoli florets

Water … 1/4 cup

Olive Oil … 1 tablespoon

Lemon Juice … 1 tablespoon

Garlic … 2 cloves, minced

Salt … pinch to taste


  1. Add 1/4 cup of water to the base of the Maitre Francais cookware, then place the transparent steamer plate at the bottom. Place broccoli on top, and sprinkle minced garlic over broccoli.
  2. Cover steamer with lid, and microwave on high for about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour lemon and olive oil mixture over broccoli and mix to coat.
  4. Cover with lid and let sit for about 2 minutes
  5. Serve

Lemon Garlic Brocolli

Salty Kisses blog loves their collapsible kettle

Check out this great blog of a live aboard cruising family based in the Virgin Islands called Salty Kisses.  They recently posted comments about how much they love their new collapsible kettle. We love it when a fellow boater shares our enthusiasm for a product that seems tailored made for travel and tight spaces!  Happy Sailing!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Nautical Scout’s   Recipe, in our favorite Maitre Francais collapsible cookware – a healthy start to 2015!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal


Total Time: 11 min – 13 min

Prep: 5 min

Cook: about 8 min (for water), or 6 min (for milk) in 1200W microwave

Yield: 2 servings

Level: Easy


1 apple, cored and coarsely chIMG_3215opped

1 cup rolled oats

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pinch kosher salt

2 cups of water  (or two cups of milk)

2 tablespoons brown sugar (or maple syrup)

1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, or any fruit toppings you like


Combine the apple, oats, cinnamon, and salt in the medium Maitre Francais steamer, and stir in water. Cover with lid and heat in the microwave on high until apples are soft and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 8 minutes.


Add brown sugar or maple syrup or. Divide between 2 bowls and top with the nuts or your favorite toppings. Serve immediately.