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Old 01-31-2007, 10:52 AM   #51
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BROCCOLI BEAN AND BOWTIE PASTA SALAD 4 oz bowtie pasta cooked tender and drained
11 oz can mandarin oranges; drained
15 oz can garbanzo beans; drained and rinsed
1 large bunch of fresh broccoli; washed, trimmed and chopped
2 green onions; sliced thin

1/4 c white vinegar
1/4 c orange juice
1 tbs vegetable oil
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp pepper

In large salad bowl, toss cooled pasta with mandarin oranges and vegetables. In a shaker container combine ingredients for the dressing; shake to mix.Pour dressing over the salad. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until serving time.

I love this recipe.

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Old 01-31-2007, 04:56 PM   #52
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Roasted!! Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast at 425* for 10-15 minutes.

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Old 05-26-2007, 05:19 PM   #53
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I just sort of made this up. I boiled the water and simmered the brocolli until it was pretty much done. Than I strained it, back in the pan. Threw some sesame oil and soy sauce and a very little bit of beef broth. stirred it around and heated it up in the pan. I liked it and my DH made a comment about it...saying that it was good.
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:36 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by grumblebee
This sounds a bit odd, but my Mom used to take leftover cooked broccoli from the fridge, add in a bit of mayonnaise (you can use reduced fat or low fat miracle whip), salt and pepper and we'd eat it cold w/ the simple dressing. It's really tasty this way even though it sounds weird.
My DIL makes a wonderful salad with the same base and adds raisins, apples and nuts. Yummy!
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:50 PM   #55
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I love mine with toasted garlic and browned butter. Works great w/ cauliflower too.
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:59 PM   #56
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broccoli and cauloflower sandwiches.

steam the B & C florets till their tender, put them in pita with mayo, sliced onions, and if you please raw cabbage or lettuce little S&P and your golden. sounds odd, but it really is one of the favourites round this house!

another one (although this is for Cauliflower not broccoli).

steam C, mash up with just a touch of mayo, chopped onion, S&P. then put in between two peices of bread with some grated cheese, butter the outside of the bread (as you would grilled cheese) and fry (as you would grilled cheese). OMG this is good!!
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:18 AM   #57
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It's also nice with some stem ginger or fresh ginger, finely chopped and mixed through it with a knob of butter.
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Old 05-27-2007, 11:02 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by Constance
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.
I think it takes a bit more than that, although not much According to the The World's Healthiest Foods Web site (extensively referenced), 1 cup of broccoli has 205% of your calcium needs, so you'd need 1/2 cup to get 100% or so. That's probably 3-4 florets.

Here's broccoli's nutritional profile: WHFoods: Broccoli
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:04 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by csalt
It's also nice with some stem ginger or fresh ginger, finely chopped and mixed through it with a knob of butter.
What is stem ginger, Csalt?

Garlic, I never stop at one floret of broccoli, anyway. In fact, I love the stuff so much, I tend to over-indulge. (Talk about going green! )
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:39 PM   #60
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My family will eat almost anything with cheese on it. I make it really lazy. I buy the steam fresh b\c you can cook it in the bag in the microwave. Then I just sprinkle it with fat free cheese any kind will do. They love it and I have a 3 yr 6yr and a 7yr old.

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