Trying to keep it green is a challenge for us all during the crazy red & green holiday season. Try not to fall into the fast food, easy junk, eating-on-the-fly, cookie monster diet rut during this busy, busy time. Roast some broccoli tonight. OMG, I am NOT kidding. I'm all about vegetables and high heat. I love to fry asparagus, grill eggplant, onions, peppers, squash, zucchini, mushrooms, etc. and i LOVE to roast a million vegetables in the oven. Easy, exaggerator. The possibilities are endless and the method is simple. Douse with olive oil, generously sprinkle with kosher salt, toss onto a sheet pan and roast at a high temperature, like 425. Don't remove them from the oven prematurely, ok? Let the dry heat of the oven do it's thing. Use your judgment on the amount of time. I think I had the broccoli in the oven for about 20 or 25 minutes. Maybe longer. I did turn the pieces over once. You WANT caramelization. C = F. Caramelization Equals Flavor. This method works for so many vegetables, it's pretty foolproof. Hey, if you have a problem, don't blame me. Just sayin'. Try this method with cauliflower, fresh halved brussel sprouts, carrots or whatever you like during this cold wintery season. Elevate your veg from bland to fab tonight.
If you were hoping for a little broccoli nutritional value information, your hopes have been answered. Broccoli is loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber AND it's packed with anti-carcinogenic stuff called isothiocyanates. That means it helps to fight and prevent cancer. It is soooooo good for you. Did you know that broccoli has more calcium than a glass of milk? It might even have more Vitamin C than that glass of OJ you had this morning. Don't ask me about quantities and specifics, OK? This is not the Weggie Wikipedia. Look it up.
In complete contrast, I will be throwing in an obligatory cookie post sometime between now and Xmas. Ha Ha! Call me Jekyll Hyde. It's cool, LOL.
Eat More Green, Feel Mo Betta,
Happy Holidays My Friends,