Why I Am Posting These Recipes

I believe that it is healthier for an individual and for the planet to reduce the consumption of animal products in the human diet. However, I love to eat all kinds of delicious food, and find it really, really difficult to go totally vegetarian. Also, my family protests if I serve too many vegetarian meals in a row. So I am committed to making an effort to move towards a vegetarian diet without wholly doing so. I will post recipes several times a week that represent my philosophy of eating well, eating healthy, eating local. Most recipes will be easy to prepare, as I have a busy life. So I expect my followers to be people who love to cook and eat well, want to try to help the planet through their eating (by eating local foods and trying to reduce the use of meat in our diets), and have many other things to do each day besides cook.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Broccoli Cooked in Orange Juice

Here is a healthy, no-fat way to cook broccoli.  When my kids were little, this is the only way they would eat broccoli, and they loved it.  They would even want to drink the orange juice that the broccoli was cooked in.  Just put broccoli florets in a microwave-safe container (I use  glass/Pyrex bowls, as I am concerned about the use of plastics both for environmental and health reasons) and pour a little orange juice over it.  Cover and microwave for 3 minutes.  Stir and then microwave for another minute or two.

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