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08-09-2006, 10:45 AM
A few days ago my teeth were telling me they wanted something harder and my body was saying that it didn't want something too sweet (for once haha). I looked around and saw some broccoli heads. I had some florets but understood why I never wanted broccoli any more (even though I used to lovvve it raw before becoming RAW)...bitter and hard to digest...I could feel it before I even finished chewing. So I looked at the broccoli stalks (the big ones that hold the entire head together. I cut one off, peeled off the outer layer and took a bite. Yum!! It was tender yet crunchy and really good! I can't understand why everyone else in my family eats the florets and throws out the stalks. Just thought I would share. And I was also wondering, has anyone else tried the stalks??
08-09-2006, 10:55 AM
I've never tried them raw lunar. I used to steam broccoli for like 2 minutes tops when I was eating in cooked in the past, because I liked it to have a crunch. Since I've been transitioning into better eating I haven't even touched it because I know I won't like those florets raw. I might try the stalks one day.
Yes! The stalks are the best part. They are so tender.
Aren't the peeled stalks called "Rabe"? Please correct me if I am wrong.
08-09-2006, 05:09 PM
I love the stalks, they are yummie and a tad sweet, delish!
08-09-2006, 05:29 PM
I don't like the stalks, but my rats do! hehe
08-09-2006, 08:20 PM
Thats my favorite part.
08-09-2006, 08:22 PM
I've always loved the stalks. I cut off the top for my mom to steam and keep the stalks. hehe
08-09-2006, 08:25 PM
I too love the stalks. Going back to my days as a cooked food eater, when I worked in the restuarant biz, the kitchen would save the stalks for me. They thought I was crazy (yes even then :p ). I never had a sortage of broccoli stalks though!!
I am frustrated to find just the heads at the store these days. I just imagine all those wonderful stalks in a compost somewhere.
Maybe we should start a campaign to Save the Broccoli Stalks!
08-09-2006, 08:28 PM
its my favorite part too!
mrandal, I do the same thing :)
ephmeralgrl, hehehe we definately should!! :D
08-09-2006, 08:28 PM
Oh yeah, the peeled stalks are the best. Sweet tender and crunchy. YUM.
08-09-2006, 08:49 PM
I Love it all..................
Crazy Healer Lady
08-09-2006, 09:03 PM
I love the stalks!!! Better than the florettes! I've always loved them
I also use the leaves for juicing :)
I eat the flowerettes and juice the stalks - perfect
08-10-2006, 04:16 PM
Interesting! :D I've always only liked the stalks cooked more than the florets! Guess i'll try the stalks raw now! Sounds delicious! ;)
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