Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A return to vegetables: Broccoli

Jessica Seinfeld is a big fat liar. Kids like vegetables if you prepare them nicely, even broccoli. Let's stop hiding our broccoli in a brownie and put it out front and center where it belongs. I put this on top of the plate of spaghetti prepared for young child whose mother claimed he would ONLY eat noodles with butter. He ate every bite of the broccoli.

Olive oil
Garlic (I like a lot so I use about 8 cloves roughly chopped)
A touch of red pepper flakes
Any grated cheese (really anything from cheddar to Romano)

Chop those beautiful florets off from a head of broccoli. Warm you garlic in the olive oil until it is a bit on the toasty side. Toss in a pinch of red pepper flakes to warm the oil. Salt the Broccoli and saute 'til it is as tender as you like. Remove to a warm plate and sprinkle with a touch of the cheese, or use a little more oil and garlic and toss over a plate of spaghetti.

Healthy and delicious..what more can you ask from a food, even if you are a fussy 7 year old.

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