I'm posting this recipe simply because it's good. It's gluten and casein free. It's soy free. It's rice/corn/potato/bean free. And, I'm sure there are some kids out there on special diets that like broccoli. My youngest (PDD) does. My oldest (also PDD) doesn't. And, best of all, the adults (that's us) love it. The recipe has many healthy benefits. First, it's low cal, low carb and fat free. Second, the broccoli, for my money, is the king of fiber in veggie land. It also has Vit C, folate, potassium and the phytochemical called sulforaphane, which has been proven to lessen the risk of cancer.
And, the recipe includes some olive oil, a proven link to decreased risk of heart disease and cancer along with increasing HDL, the good cholesterol.
Then, the garlic, which, according to WholeHealthMD, it "may protect against stomach and colon cancer, slow the build-up of artery-clogging plaque, prevent the formation of blood clots, help lower blood pressure, reduce the chances of infection, improve nasal congestion and sinusitis."
So, how do you make it. Way too easy.
Take a bunch of broccoli - I don't measure. Wash it. Cut it as you wish.
Prepare 1-2 cloves of garlic. Chop fine.
Heat 1/4 cup water in a stove-top pan. Toss the broccoli and garlic in. Add a pinch of sea salt and a dash of black pepper. Cover with a lid for five minutes.
This essentially steams the veggies.
Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the veggies. Heat for a minute longer.
Strain the veggies or remove from pan with a slotted spoon.