Sea of Broccoli

Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables when cooked. I struggle with it raw, as it comes off as too crunchy and plastic-like. But steamed, sautéed, boiled, baked, or fried and we’ve got ourselves a winner. With the right sauce, or copious amounts of high-quality butter, the flower heads soaks in the flavor of whatever it’s served with. It’s a tough veggie that can stand the accompaniment of other bold flavors and textures, such as eggs and cheese. Why, hello there…

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There’s more green in there I swear, under the sea of Parmesan and eggs that is.

Here are the glow factors behind broccoli:

  • contains high amounts of potassium, magnesium, and calcium, which help control blood pressure
  • contains the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C in just 1 cup
  • contains high levels of calcium and vitamin K, which are essential for bone health and preventing the onset of osteoporosis
  • helps prevent skin damage with “glucoraphanin” (skin detoxifying and repair agent)
  • boosts liver function and prevents breast, gastric, cervical and prostate cancer
  • has a high level of beta-carotene to boost immune system
  • is high in fiber, which helps digestion and thus great for weight loss
  • contains “lutein” and vitamin A, which are helpful for optimal vision
  • contains lutein, which stops the thickening of arteries and thus the occurrence of heart disease or stroke

So, let’s make it taste as good as it is for you!

Broc & Parm & Egg

by Aylin @ Glow Kitchen

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 2 cups raw broccoli, stemmed
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp (roasted) red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Sautee the broccoli in a pain with extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, coriander, red pepper, and paprika. Once tossed and coated with oil and spices evenly, pour water into the pan and cover with a lid. The water will steam the broccoli, helping it to cook faster.

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Remove the lid once the broccoli is tender and let cook on medium until all the water has evaporated. Look how vibrant the color becomes when cooked!

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Crack the 4 eggs and displace them throughout the pan. Break the yolks so they drain throughout the pan as well.

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Cook on stove over medium heat for 30 seconds, or until only the top of the eggs are still watery.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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Pop into the broiler on “high” until the cheese is melted and the eggs are just cooked through to your liking.

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Remove from the oven and eat from the pan, communal style. Scoop with a fork or a piece of bread.

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Enjoy!

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xo Aylin

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  • Emin Erman

    Someday all these recipes will be in everybody’s favoretis