Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Broccoli Stem Goodness!

If you discard your broccoli stems like the cellophane wrapper on a new CD then your missing out on some broccoli stem goodness.

What many people don’t realize is that broccoli stems are edible and often more tasty than the florets. You just have to give them some TLC before you eat them.

The first step is to take a ¼-inch slice from the very bottom which is usually dried out and tough. Then trim off any leaves and peel the stems with a vegetable peeler. Viola! They are now ready to be shredded and added to a coleslaw or cut into matchsticks you can either steam or eat raw. Less waste and more to eat!

Now if we could just figure out what to do with those CD cellophane wrappers.

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Brent Garell
The Kitchen Roadie

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