Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Eat broccoli. And cauliflower, cabbage, and other stuff that looks like it came out of a mini Tolkien forest."
–Steve Edwards

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You can purchase broccoli flowerets already cut up, but you can use the peeled and diced stems in salads to add crunch and flavor. (You could also use the leftover stems in Broccoli Cheese Soup.) There's just as much flavor in the stems as there is in the flowerets.


Garlic is a member of the onion family and is a close cousin to red and white onions as well as leeks and shallots. Like others in the Alliaceae family, garlic is strong and pungent when fresh and raw, but mellows as it cooks, taking on a slightly sweet, savory/umami flavor.

Cooking garlic over high heat and letting it brown will turn the garlic slightly bitter. With some recipes, I want that flavor, but when I want a softer, sweeter garlic flavor, as in Tomato Sauce or Fettuccini Alfredo, I cook the garlic very slowly over a low heat so that it turns a soft white color and then translucent. More on Garlic »


Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Makes good leftovers served hot or cold.

1 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
1 large head broccoli (or about 3 cups flowerets) (cut into small flowerets)
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

roasted broccoli with sliced garlic
Preheat the oven to 325F.

Place the olive oil in a large skillet on the range over medium heat. Add the sliced garlic and cook slowly, stirring frequently, adjusting the heat so that the garlic doesn’t brown.

After 3 minutes, add the broccoli, salt, and pepper, and toss well.

Place the pan in the oven and roast for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until the broccoli is cooked to your desired level of tenderness.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 1/2 cups

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 126 Calories from Fat 67
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 8g 13%
    Saturated Fat 1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 211%
Calcium 9% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 143 mcg Potassium 485 mg
Magnesium 32 mg