I bought a cook book a few weeks ago centered around cooking from the garden. It features recipes from the early 1900s – the thing is, none of the recipes are for vegetables. You know why? Because when vegetables are fresh, they’re perfect steamed. I bought the biggest, I mean BIGGEST head of broccoli at the farmers market on Wednesday. I love my broccoli steamed but I can only eat so much of it. This recipes is light and clean’ it’s also gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, egg free, and yeast free if you make your own yeast free broth. It’s reminiscent of some of the garlicky Asian dishes I used to be able to eat. It’s great served over rice or on it’s own. The best thing – it uses ALL of the broccoli! I hate wasting, and the stems taste great!
2 heads broccoli
3 cloves garlic
1 – 1 1/2 cups chicken broth + 3 tbsp chicken broth
3 tbsp cornstarch
Chop the broccoli florets into bit sized pieces. Peel the stems and chop them into matchsticks. Add broccoli, garlic, and 1 cup chicken broth to a large skillet and bring the broth to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is tender (if the broth evaporates before the broccoli is cooked add the additional 1/2 cup). Take the additional 3 tbsp of broth and mix with 3 tbsp of corn starch. Stir vigorously into the broccoli mixture, stir until thickened. Enjoy!
All of my recipes are gluten free, soy free, dairy free, and nut free, meaning that they are peanut free, cashew free, tree nut free, walnut free, pecan free, and almond free. They are also free of a lot of other grains and legumes because I’m intolerant to them, along with gluten. My recipes are amaranth free, barley free, chick pea free, buckwheat free, fava bean free, flax free, garbanzo free, oat free, rye free, sorghum free, spelt free, and teff free. If there are easy substitutions to make the recipe egg free I try to include them. My recipes are dairy free – I personally am intolerant to whey and therefore can eat butter. Most recipes can be made completely dairy free with a butter substitute. Feel free to leave any changes you’ve made in the comments for others to see!