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Friday, May 6, 2011

Garlic Broccoli

This is an easy dish and good for you when you are ill.  Garlic is a natural antibiotic, so have at it during cold season.  Here's what has to say: "Garlic's antibiotic properties have been more extensively studied than some of its other reputed health benefits. Louis Pasteur examined garlic's use as an antibacterial back in the nineteenth century and showed how it killed bacteria under laboratory conditions. Numerous modern studies confirm that garlic has definite antibiotic properties and is effective against many bacteria, fungi and viruses. According to Wright State University (1), garlic is approximately one per cent as potent an antibiotic as penicillin."

And it tastes good too.

In a large skillet, saute 1 head (trimmed) of broccoli flowerettes in olive oil.  As it begins to tenderize, add 1 Tbl. chopped garlic.  This would amount to about 3 to 4 cloves, depending on size.  Stir the broccoli and garlic together until tender.  Do not overcook the garlic, as burnt garlic becomes bitter.  Add salt and pepper or gluten-free soy sauce to taste.    Enjoy!



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