Economic , very,diabetic friendly and yummy side dish..

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2015-01-29 12:51:18 -0600
Started 2015-01-27 18:11:54 -0600

It always bothered me that when I bought a bunch of broccoli that I would cut off the flowers and about an inch and a half of the stalk and toss away the rest of broccoli stalks…I would sometimes throw them in soups, but not all the time…most of the time they would just be tossed…today I cleaned and shredded the left over broccoli stalks from dinner yesterday, added some shredded red cabbage and a bit of shredded carrots…mixed in some apple cider vinegar, mayo and splenda for sweetness…and presto chango…garbage to crispy raw broccoli slaw in less than 10 minutes…nice…

28 replies

Cherokeemaiden 2015-01-28 09:24:21 -0600 Report

Am I the only one that buys frozen broccoli? lol I have a small refrigerator, as I live in a 5th wheel, so am limited to space for veggies, so I always buy it frozen and get the big bag as I love broccoli.

GabbyPA 2015-01-28 08:59:35 -0600 Report

Oh, man. The stalks are my favorite part. What I do is peel the outer skin off and that leaves a tender stalk. I love that part, and so does the dog. LOL

RebDee 2015-01-28 06:32:09 -0600 Report

Sounds great. I will have to try it. I love broccoli.
Now for my suggestion: take a whole cauliflower, add some garlic and onions and bake until soft. Delicious. Makes about four servings.

Cherokeemaiden 2015-01-28 09:27:00 -0600 Report

The cauliflower recipe sounds delish. Have you tried throwing in a little crisp bacon to go along with it?

RebDee 2015-01-28 11:11:16 -0600 Report

Sorry, I am a kosher Jew who eats no pig products so the bacon is out unless it is turkey bacon.

Cherokeemaiden 2015-01-28 12:04:09 -0600 Report

No apologies needed. You are one of God's chosen people. I'm personally not real fond of turkey bacon, but then again it might just be the brand I've tried. Either way, your dish sounds really good and am going to give it a try…w/o the bacon ;)

RebDee 2015-01-28 12:31:11 -0600 Report

First time I had it was in a restaurant called Stonefire Grill (quite popular in Los Angeles area, there are several of them). I loved it so much, I had to try it!!!!

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-28 08:02:28 -0600 Report

YES!!!!!!…I rarely do it myself…but my hubby knows how to make me happy…so he just comes home from the restaurant with yummy things for me…Fresh roasted cauliflower…yummy babaghanosh…and chopped salad that he puts fresh mint leaves in (lips smacking)…I am so easy to please…

RebDee 2015-01-28 12:32:42 -0600 Report

Can I borrow your hubby? What other yummy things does he bring home from the restaurant? So far I like the cauliflower, babaghanosh, and mint.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-28 14:55:13 -0600 Report

He is wonderful…the restaurant is middle eastern…so I get all kinds of yummy things..fresh hummus.., wonderful salads, olives with feta…grilled garlic lamb…

Cherokeemaiden 2015-01-28 09:34:16 -0600 Report

what is babaghanosh? I have always been a basic meat & potatoes person, so have never tried a lot of different dishes. I don't even know how to cook with different herbs & spices. I've never used them much as didn't know what to use with each dish, and having always been on a very low budget I was afraid to try different things cause if I didn't like it I couldn't afford to throw it away. But with having to eat differently now, still low budget, I guess I'm going to have to learn to cook different. Any suggestions?

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-28 14:58:20 -0600 Report

easy breezy to make…cut a big eggplant in half…brush with a little olive oil and toss on the rack of your oven till it is soft…scoop out the eggplant throw it in a blender with a few tablespoons of tahini (sesame paste)…, olive oil, a big squeeze of lemon and garlic cloves to taste…very healthy..very yummy and very low carb..

RebDee 2015-01-28 08:07:30 -0600 Report

I love babaghanosh. And mint leaves are good with just about anything.

RebDee 2015-01-28 11:14:17 -0600 Report

Babaghanosh is an eggplant dish. There are at least two kinds. One is sort of white and the other is tomato colored. I prefer the white. It is yummy. Use it on bread or crackers or in pita bread. It is a Meditteranean dish.

debcox 2015-01-27 23:17:10 -0600 Report

Sounds interesting. I usually clean the broccoli and slice the stems and throw them in with the rest to cook. They taste fine to me. I love broccoli but so does my family so there is not much for each person.

jayabee52 2015-01-27 20:43:54 -0600 Report

I do much the same Jib Jab. Only I cut them up and run them through my mincer and then throw them into my crockpot to make a thick soup with low sodium chicken broth. .

Sometimes when the stalk is huge, the fibers in the skin gets too much for the mincer to handle. Then I peel the fibrous skin a little bit and get at the pale green insides.

Good eating


haoleboy 2015-01-27 20:23:18 -0600 Report

It is odd … we tend to throw away some of the most nutritious parts of the foods we eat. The tops and leaves of vegetables can be great in a salad or used to make stock for a healthy low carb vegetable soup.


RosalieM 2015-01-27 18:17:18 -0600 Report

You can cut them up and cook them with the tops too. I never knew they were not as edible as the tops. I am too cheap, could never throw them away anyway.

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Jibber Jabber 2015-01-27 19:53:19 -0600 Report

I use to do that..but raising four kids who never ate them and only wanted the flowers..I soon learned they just ended up in the trash anyway…I just thanked the lord my kids liked their veggies and didn't complain…but I sometimes make cream of broccoli soup from them…but I eat so much broccoli that sometimes I just know I am not going to eat them…so I toss them…always nice to have a new and exciting way to use them..

RosalieM 2015-01-28 05:43:43 -0600 Report

Moms eat them. If the kid will not eat the stems, mom eats them.
That is what moms always did. have things changed?

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