This week our Power Food is broccoli. Each week, we choose a recipe based on the power food which comes from the book, Power Foods, 150 delicious recipes with the 38 healthiest ingredients from the editors of Whole Living magazine.
Broccoli is a favorite food in our home. It is rewarding to eat food, we enjoy and know we are getting health benefits from it. It is high in fiber, calcium rich and has Vitamins A and C. It is a fighter of cancer and other health hazards. It seems to me that the vegetables from the cabbage family such as broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy are quite a variety and from all of these, broccoli wins in the benefits department.
When it came to selecting a recipe, it was difficult. Broccoli does beautifully in a stir fry. It is delicious plain or with a little garlic and butter. I make a kugel out of it, sometimes mixing in cauliflower. I think broccoli is pretty and I love to steam it and add it to a salad. I make a mean broccoli cheese soup. Finding a recipe meant eliminating many delicious and nutritious dishes. I decided to make it simple although, just his week, I used broccoli in a number of dishes including a pasta dish, a salad and a stir fry. There is something about roasting vegetables that make them better than with any sauce.
Check out the other Power Food cooks and see what they did with the bell pepper. Mireya is the originator of the group. If you are interested in participating, please contact her. My Healthy Eating Habits,
Alyce - More Time at the Table Ansh - Spice Roots, Casey - Bookcase Foodie – Me Jeanette -Jeanette’s Healthy Living Jill - Saucy Cooks Martha - Simple-Nourished-Living Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits, Sarah - Everything in the Kitchen Sink Pennywise Platter
Coming up – Brussels Sprouts