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 Post subject: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:53 pm 
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I have a whole bunch of beautiful broccoli and I'd like to do something with it that gives it the respect it deserves. It occurs to me that broccoli is one of those vegetables that always winds up being incorporated in some other, larger dish...I want to bust down the walls of this paradigm people! Suggestions: I wants 'em.

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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:57 pm 
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This isn't outstanding or anything but I love broccoli with lemon juice, salt and pepper. I usually put broccoli in with my pasta all of the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Pasta con broccoli from AFR?

Broccoli lemon pesto.

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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:27 pm 
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I would make soup!


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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:40 pm 
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Cream of broccoli soup?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:49 pm 
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One of my favorite easy meals is tons of sauteed (but still crisp) broccoli (or any crunchy green veggie) tossed with a little linguini, some olive oil, toasted almonds, bread crumbs, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.


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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:05 am 
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Love to make broccoli salad by pulsing it in a food processor, then using a simple lemon juice tahini dressing.


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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:12 am 
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I like roasting it the best.

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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:02 am 
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strawberryrock wrote:
I like roasting it the best.


me too. roasted with olive oil and garlic, and tossed with pasta, toasted pine nuts, and nooch.

i also like the chickpea broccoli casserole from VWAV, dressed up with more spice.

(it's strange--i eat broccoli almost every day, but i can think of very few if any showstopper meals made with it. it's more like stir fry, put atop some kind of grain, and cover in delicious sauce. repeat.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:09 am 
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Toss it with olive oil, garlic, and nooch and roast it! The nooch gets all nestled in there and it's good.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:13 am 
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I think there's an orange-scented broccoli in AfR that I keep meaning to make. And it sounds delicious!

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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:03 am 
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The orange scented broccoli in AFR is really good. Sbudsky's recipe sounds pretty amazing too.

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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:14 am 
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I love the broccoli cooking method from the Miso Udon Stir Fry with Beans & Greens recipe in AFR. I cook my broccoli like that most of the time now, I sometimes just make a big plate of that broc & sprinkle it with toasted sesame seeds. Yum!

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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
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Oooh that sounds amazing. I'll have to check that out.

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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:24 am 
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Roasted with olive oil, black pepper, red chili flakes, garlic, lemon juice, and salt. Maybe that doesn't sound interesting but it is my favourite.


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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:06 am 
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this is a two-step thing if i can't get fresh noodles but it is awesome and a perfect tribute to beautiful broccoli:
a pad se euw recipe from Buddha's Table (wide noodles with sweet soy sauce, p 122, if you can see inside)-
you fry the noodles in garlic and sweet soy sauce
then cook the broccoli in a soy/oyster sauce mix, really quick, both in a super-hot wok.
it is absolutely heavenly. i can't find the recipe online anywhere but if anyone wants it i can post it later.

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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:13 am 
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This is my favorite (the "new ingredient" should be sambar powder). I can't find that particular recipe online right now, but searching for "Broccoli Kootu" should give you something similar.


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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:51 am 
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I almost always eat broccoli in the Rotelle with Spicy tempeh and broccoli rabe from Vcon, using broccoli instead of the rabe and millet instead of the pasta.
Soooo delicious!

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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:59 am 
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ah and another thing i do with deserving broccoli that almost blew my mind the first time i made it:
http://www.holycowvegan.net/2008/03/kic ... ruppu.html

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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:40 am 
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I third the roasting option. So yummy!


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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:44 am 
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These are all great ideas; keep 'em coming!

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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:16 am 
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This might sound odd but I love broccoli on pizza. I usually throw it on raw but the best is roasted broccoli. I try and roast a bunch and use it for pizza - we eat pizza every Friday in our house.


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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:36 am 
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Oh! The AFR 40-clove broccoli with chickpeas. That's a great one! I add extra lemon, and some red chili flakes because broccoli and red pepper flakes/lemon love each other.

A deli here makes a vegan broccoli salad that is yumsters. It's just lightly steamed and chilled broccoli with arame, diced hot peppers, tamari, rice vinegar, and maybe a tiny bit of sweetener.


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 Post subject: Re: Something interesting to do with broccoli?
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Broccoli with pine nuts and sundried tomato garlic and oil, over pasta.


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