Saturday, March 5, 2011
EAT MORE GREENS!
With sincere (?) apologies to my chocoholic readers (you know who you are .... Dom and Chele) I'm back with more veggies. Years ago (when the boys were small and I was obsessed with nutrition) I read a wonderful book by Andrew Weil called "8 Weeks To Optimum Health" - a few of his recommendations have stuck with me through the years: Have a "news fast" every so often (no radio or TV news and skip the newspapers) - very calming. Buy yourself flowers regularly - they lift your spirits. Eat broccoli - it is brim full of goodness - so here goes!
I have been dipping in and out of Ellie Krieger's "The Food You Crave" recently, and when I saw a recipe for "Dirty Broccoli" - I just had to try it!!! Not sure where the dirty bit came from but the recipe is excellent - tasty, interesting and healthy. Ellie describes the dish as delectable, and she's right!
1 bunch broccoli
2 tbsp olive oil (I used slightly less)
2 garlic cloves, minced (I used 3)
3 tbsp wholemeal breadcrumbs
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Divide the broccoli into spears and steam until cooked to your taste.
While the broccoli is steaming heat the oil on a large pan or wok, adding the garlic while the oil is still cold, cook it for about a minute.
Add the breadcrumbs, oregano and seasonings and stir until the mixture is toasted and golden.
Combine the broccoli and the crunchy breadcrumbs and serve.