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    Dr. Andrew Weil’s Broccoli

    Dr. Andrew Weil’s Broccoli. Photo by mersaydees

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    mersaydees's Note:

    This recipe is based on one from Dr. Andrew Weil’s book, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health. I use the discarded broccoli stalks bottoms in Vegetable Stock (#135453) – waste not want not!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Prepare broccoli by trimming off the bottoms from the broccoli stalks and discarding (or freezing for later use). Cut off the main stem of each stalk; peel it to beneath the fibrous layer, and cut the flesh into bite-sized chunks. Break the head of the broccoli into bite-size pieces, and peel a bit of the skin from the small stems to make them more tender.
    2. 2
      Rinse the broccoli in cold water and drain. Place in a pot with ¼ cup cold water, the olive oil, salt to taste, and the garlic. Add a pinch or more of the hot red pepper flakes if you prefer some heat.
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil, cover tightly, and steam until the broccoli is bright green and crisp-tender, no more than 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and serve at once. You can also add the broccoli (with any remaining liquid) to cooked pasta (Dr. Weil prefers penne or rigatoni), seasoning with grated Parmesan cheese if you like.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 02, 2012

      55

      Thank you so much for sharing this! I had his 8 Weeks to Optimum Health years ago and passed it on to someone and I just LOVE this simple way of doing broccoli. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Dr. Andrew Weil’s Broccoli

    Serving Size: 1 (146 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 81.8
     
    Calories from Fat 35
    43%
    Total Fat 3.9 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 56.2 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 10.7 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    18%
    Sugars 1.9 g
    7%
    Protein 3.4 g
    6%

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