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5/9/07 10:32 A

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I watched this episode on Food TV last weekend. Very Good!!! Includes Spinach & Broccoli. YUM!

Parmesan Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
See this recipe on air Friday May. 18 at 1:30 PM ET/PT.

Show: Everyday Italian
Episode: Fast Food That Won't Weigh You Down

2 1/2 cups bite-sized broccoli florets
2 1/2 cups bite-sized cauliflower florets
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 to 1 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 cups lightly packed fresh spinach leaves
1/2 lemon, zested
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Place the broccoli and cauliflower in a large bowl. Toss with the beaten eggs to coat evenly. Place the Parmesan in a large tray or baking dish and dredge the vegetables in the cheese, pressing to coat evenly.
Pour olive oil in a large heavy skillet until the olive oil is 1/4-inch deep, about 1/2 cup depending on the size of your skillet. Warm the olive oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, carefully add the Parmesan-coated vegetables. Do not overcrowd the pan. Cook in batches, if necessary. Let the vegetables cook until a crust forms, about 3 minutes per side. Turn the vegetables only when they easily release from the bottom of the pan. Drain on paper towels and season with salt.

Place the spinach in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the spinach with the vinaigrette and toss to coat. Add the Parmesan coated vegetables. Toss and serve.



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4/28/07 2:57 P

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Turnips are good for dicing up and adding to your homemade veggie soup (to replace or accompany potatoes). Not much flavor in them, just texture, in this dish!

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12/3/06 11:24 P

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I tried turnips for the first time tonight. I found them to be very mild tasting and similar to potatoes.
I boiled them and mashed them with a little butter, pepper and garlic salt.
I may have boiled them too long though, because they were waterlogged. I will buy more next time I shop and keep on trying more techniques.

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12/3/06 7:39 P

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Parsnips are good simply baked (I peel them is too snarkly, but could just scrub them good). My Mom used to make them baked w/ a little butter and brown sugar. They are yummy that way, but are naturally sweet, so it is probably an addition I would avoid to save some fat and calories. Same w/ acorn squash, she always made it w/ butter and brown sugar, but I just bake and eat.

Turnips I don't like :(

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11/28/06 2:39 P

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I'm with you there. Never have bought them, but I'm willing to try. Actually, I'm not sure I know how to cook turnips or parsnips. Any one have suggestions?

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11/27/06 3:42 P

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Ahhh, turnips. There's a vegetable I've never tried. Parsnips too.
I was never exposed to them as a kid and just haven't gotten up the nerve to try them.

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11/27/06 3:29 P

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Sounds wonderful. I love Broccoli!

I wanted to add that the Sidekicks for Broccoli are brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, turnips, cauliflower, collards, bok choy, mustard greens and swiss chard.

The book recommends eating 1/2 to 1 cup daily.

Broccoli contains:

Sulforaphane, Indoles, Folate, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamin C, Beta-carotene, Lutein/zeaxanthin and Vitamin K.

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Here's a recipe I found in some pamphlet years ago.
I should make it more often because it's full of healthy foods and tastes good too!

Marinated Broccoli

2 cup raw broccoli florets
2 Tbs red bell pepper, minced
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs red wine vinegar
2 Tbs water
1 Tbs lemon juice
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspooon black pepper

Mix everything except broccoli.
Add dressing to broccoli and marinate in refrigerator several hours or overnight, tossing several times.


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10/31/06 11:56 A

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Broccoli boosts the immune system, lowers the incidence of cataracts, supports cardiovascular health, builds bones and fights birth defects.

Copied from Superfoods book.

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