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                                                       is a unique approach to everyday cooking that develops easy to follow and customizable recipes.  Whether meat and potatoes are your thing or your menu is mostly fruits and vegetables, we teach you to improvise on a daily basis.

everydayhappyfoods|Lisa Rovick|Susan Weintrob

Lisa and Susan are looking forward to seeing you on May 5 at 7:00 pm at the Charleston, SC, JCC for a Taste of Happyfoods365!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Long Lost Broccoli Stems

everydayhappyfoods|Broccoli stems

Saving the Stems

Most people eat the florets and toss the stalks in the trash. We will admit they can look a bit scary and inedible, but underneath a layer or two of peel is a delicious broccoli stem!



Once you remove the florets use a vegetable peeler to remove

some of the fibrous outside layers. This step is very easy!


Spiralize, slice or grate

Now you can slice and use in a stir fry, add to a stock and make

a soup, cut into matchsticks or grate for a broccoli salad or even

turn into noodles with a spiralizer. The possibilities are endless.



Raw Broccoli Apple Salad 

with Sunflower Date Sauce


1 broccoli stalk, peeled                     1/4 cup water

1 small apple, sliced                          3 pitted dates

1/4 cup soaked sunflower seeds*


                                                              1. Spiralize the broccoli stems to make noodles, cut                                                                  into matchsticks or grate.

                                                           2. Add the broccoli to a bowl with the apples.

                                                           3. Put the sunflower seeds, water and dates in the                                                                      food processor and blend until smooth but still                                                                        textured.

                                                           4. Toss with broccoli and apples

                                                           5. *To soak sunflower seeds, cover seeds with water                                                                   and soak for an hour or two. Drain.

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everydayhappyfoods|Spiralizing broccoli
everydayhappyfoods|Broccoli-Apple Salad

Pictured left is a Spirooli spiralizer available at, Bed, Bath   and Beyond, among other retailers.


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