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Old 02-20-2006, 09:29 PM   #11
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a fresh lemmon juice tarragon olive oil dressing tossed with whole wheat noodles or boiled new potatoes. real nice (also good with stringbeans)
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:40 PM   #12
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Dont have much to offer for suggestions, but my guess would be Robo's idea, seeing as this is low sugar, low salt, low carb, low fat.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:42 PM   #13
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By the way, if you eat just one average sized, raw broccoli floret a day, it will give you all the calcium your body needs. Or so says my holistic practitioner.
How big of a floret did they say to eat?

One cup of chopped broccoli contains roughly 50mg of calcium. Women need between 800-1200mg of calcium daily, so methinks one floret of broccoli wont cut it!
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:53 PM   #14
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Sauted broccoli and mushrooms go really well together. I like to use a mixture of shiitakes, creminis, and oyster mushrooms, saute them with butter, garlic, and shallots, and then toss in blanced broccoli. Good stuff!
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:55 PM   #15
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I love broccoli myself and I have read that raw broccoli is better for you than cooked broccoli. My favorite way to eat broccoli raw, and still have taste, is to put a bunch of florets in a bowl and put a little italian dressing on it. just a little, not a lot. Fat free dresing is not needed because you would afterall, be eating a big bowl of raw broccoli .
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:55 PM   #16
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Oh that does sound good cristal!
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Old 02-20-2006, 10:11 PM   #17
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How big of a floret did they say to eat?

One cup of chopped broccoli contains roughly 50mg of calcium. Women need between 800-1200mg of calcium daily, so methinks one floret of broccoli wont cut it!
Please re-read my information source.
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Old 02-20-2006, 11:19 PM   #18
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Try topping your broccoli with a compound butter. I like to use an orange butter.

All you need is whole butter and some orange juice, maybe some orange zest. Mix together until completely incorporated. Don't use too much orange juice, you still want it to be mostly butter.

Heat your broccoli and toss with some of your compound butter and you have a completely new taste. You can put almost any flavor in your butter so this gives you an infinate selection of flavors.

Also try topping with a mixture of breadcrumbs, fresh herbs (basil/oregano) a little olive oil and parmesan cheese. Mix these together, top your broccoli, and bake until the bread crumbs are golden brown.

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Old 02-21-2006, 12:35 AM   #19
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Raw Broccoli Salad

You might enjoy this raw broccoli salad. I grow broccoli in my garden and prepare it many different ways, but this salad is always the most popular with family and friends.

RAW BROCCOLI SALAD
1 bunch of fresh broccoli heads, washed and cut into small florets
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup sunflower seeds, raw or roasted
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

Combine all the above ingredients and toss with the dressing below.

DRESSING
1/4 cup mayonnaise (light or fat free may be used)
1/4 cup sour cream (light or fat free may be used)
2 TBS sugar (sugar substitute may be used)
2 TBS red wine or cider vinegar

Combine the above ingredients and pour over raw broccoli mixture. Toss well. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.

(You may substitute 1/2 cup mayo or Miracle Whip for the 1/4 cup mayo and the 1/4 cup sour cream.)
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Old 02-21-2006, 05:39 AM   #20
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Roasting it tossed in a little oil, salt and pepper, at about 425 degrees brings out the sweetness, and also makes a delicious crunch of the tops of the florets!
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