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Old 12-17-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Perfect protein Broccoli stew

Wasup peeps. New here and I'd like to share one of my favorite recipes.

I'm pretty good with nutrition and cobbled together this a few years ago when I was researching the ultimate vegetarian muscle gaining dish.

14 oz broccoli tops (only use tops not stems)
1 cup mashed Garbonzos
1 cup red/pink lentils
1 can cream of whatever Mushroom/Celery/Asparagus
1 can of potato chowder or Split pea (I use both)
1 tbsp butter or bacon grease (I use both)
Season to taste

Brocolli is just about the only vegetable with a high amount of Methionine.
Garbonzo's are very high in Arginine.
Thoes 2 with the Lentils make a very very good protein quality.

Be sure to properly rinse the beans/lentils and cook the garbonzo's to oblivion.

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Welcome This sounds really good. I would probably add bacon to mine, but that's just me. Thanks.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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Is bacon grease allowed in a vegetarian meal?
But you're right of course about broccoli which is also a good source of cysteine. Your other ingredients, like potatoes and mushrooms are good, too. Have you checked to see how well they provide the other essential amino acids, or do you have another meal to take care of that?
A meal that is an excellent source of both of these amino acids is beans and rice that my Mexican neighbors eat in a diet driven by poverty rather than dietary considerations.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:50 PM   #4
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I'm a bit concerned about the sodium content of this meal.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:54 PM   #5
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Perhaps if you used low sodium soups?
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:56 PM   #6
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I'm a bit concerned about the method.
What do you do, mix everything together and cook until heated through?
It's certainly interesting sounding. I wouldn't rule it out, since I don't have to watch my salt intake.
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The whole thing seems a mess
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Is bacon grease allowed in a vegetarian meal?
Nope! Nothing vegetarian whatsoever about that, unless it's "fakon" grease.
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You cook the beans separately, otherwise it's problematic due to the lengthy cook time of garbonzos.

Combine cooked beans with all other ingredients in a pot. I prefer soft broccoli.

It is a complete protein meal, balanced amino acid profile. Vegetarians still need cholesterol. otherwise you'll die of a stroke. A bit of bacon grease is not harmfull.

I am not a vegetarian. I made this because the protein is actually better than beef.

Sodium does not stay in the body for extended periods. The concern about sodium and blood pressure applies only to people who have high blood pressure already due to bad living. Sodium only raises blood pressure temporarily, it has no effect on your normal BP.

I eat salt aplenty and have 120/70 normal BP.

PST be sure to cook the garbonzo's nearly to mush otherwise it interferes with the wonderful texture of the broccoli.

Ima try this with garbonzo flour this week. I'll post if it works out.

The idea behind this meal is to create a creamy sauce/soup to eat the broccoli in that has all the right amino acids to make a good protein.
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You cook the beans separately, otherwise it's problematic due to the lengthy cook time of garbonzos.

Combine cooked beans with all other ingredients in a pot. I prefer soft broccoli.

It is a complete protein meal, balanced amino acid profile. Vegetarians still need cholesterol. otherwise you'll die of a stroke. A bit of bacon grease is not harmfull.

I am not a vegetarian. I made this because the protein is actually better than beef.

Sodium does not stay in the body for extended periods. The concern about sodium and blood pressure applies only to people who have high blood pressure already due to bad living. Sodium only raises blood pressure temporarily, it has no effect on your normal BP.

I eat salt aplenty and have 120/70 normal BP.

PST be sure to cook the garbonzo's nearly to mush otherwise it interferes with the wonderful texture of the broccoli.

Ima try this with garbonzo flour this week. I'll post if it works out.

The idea behind this meal is to create a creamy sauce/soup to eat the broccoli in that has all the right amino acids to make a good protein.
That is not a true statement, bad living has absolutely NOTHING to do with high blood pressure.
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