Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Yummy Broccoli

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It may seem, based on my food posts, that we don't eat a lot of just veggies dishes. The reason for this is that veggies are the easiest and best thing to eat if you can't eat wheat and generally don't need substitutions and so they usually don't make my list. We actually eat more veggies than anything else and so I'm going to share with you one of our favorite dishes.

Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables, but I've found that a lot of people don't like it. I think there are a few reasons for this

  1. It can sometimes be awkward to eat
  2. Raw broccoli is a little bland
  3. It is hard to tell when it is cooked (not to hard but not mushy)
  4. Even when you get it in restaurants it tends to not be that flavorful and if they can't cook it, you can't cook it right?
Wrong. You can cook really great broccoli without any effort. You just need to know a few tricks.

  • 2 broccoli crowns
  • 1 tablespoon butter or butter substitute (we use I Can't Believe It's Not Butter)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt
Wash the broccoli and cut it into bite size pieces ( trick #1). Melt the butter in a saute pan. When it is hot, add the broccoli and, while stirring, cook for 1 min. Add the lemon juice (trick #2) and continue stirring for 5 more minutes or until the color of the broccoli deepens in color (trick #3). Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Enjoy.

Notes: The tricks noted above will make sure that you have flavorful broccoli that is cooked the correct amount and is easy to pop in your mouth and enjoy.

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