Vegan Broccoli

Naturally Vegan and naturally good.

Broccoli.  It is (delightful):

  • High in vitamin C as well as dietary fiber.
  • Contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties (diindolymethane and selenium).
  • Is a potent modulator of the innate immune response system with anit-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-cancer activity.
  • Is an excellent source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical to boost DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.
  • High levels of carotenoids, particularly lutein and beta-carotene.

Not to mention that it tastes awesome.

One of my favorite broccoli recipes isn’t even a recipe at all, it’s even easier than a recipe.  Cut the tops off of the broccoli stems (I am assuming that you washed the broccoli.  You did didn’t you?  Wash it?).  I use the stems in pureed soups or dog kibble.  Lightly steam heads and stems.  Separate heads from stems, serve stems to puppies (or save for soup).  On heads, drizzle a little tahini over the whole thing.  Add dashes of nutritional yeast, sea salt, and fresh cracked pepper.  Done!

Sometimes it’s nice to have something simple and something healthy- it’s even better when it’s delicious.

Thanks Wikipedia for the stats on broccoli.