Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry, a Pre-Toast

My brother Dave is funnier than Jimmy Fallon. At my wedding, he began the tradition of the pre-toast. Here, I believe, he perfects it. I am SO proud and hope this goes viral so that I can say I am the sister of the pre-toast guy. My favorite part of the clip is the ditzel who says with confidence after he hears Dave’s hilarious best man speech, “He’s going to be such a good doctor.” Dave, let this serve as proof, board scores mean diddly squat in the grand scheme. Doctor-patient relationship is everything. Your humor may prove to be the best prescription you offer. Your compassion and friendship, a lifeline. First Aid is missing a whole chapter on this. You, dear brother, are already board-certified in Humanity and Humor (unofficial ACGME competencies). It appears your waiting room will need to pre-sell tickets. Everyone wants a good pre-toast before their check up.

In a similar vein, this broccoli dish is an excellent pre-toast in and of itself.


Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

Adapted from Ginger People

1 bunch broccoli (about one pound)

¼ cup chopped almonds

3 TB olive oil

3 cloves garlic

2 TB tamari

1 tsp lemon juice

1 TB Ginger spread from Ginger People (omg, my new favorite)


Cut broccoli into florets. Saute almonds in olive oil for a minute. Add broccoli and stir-fry until barely tender. Add garlic and give it two minutes. Stir in tamari and ginger spread, and continue for one more minute. Add lemon juice—and bam—there’s your pre-toast. Sooo good.


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