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Eat your vegetables 
Jan. 18, 2011 2:24 pm 
Ever have rapini otherwise known as broccoli rabe? It is filling and delicious. Most rapini is available in the produce department of your grocery store in one pound bunches. I have a simple method of preparation.

1. After rinsing the rapini, I trim of 1/4 inch of the very ends of the stems.
2. I cut the rest of the stems into 1/2 inch slices and coarsely chop the leaf and blossom tops.
3. I heat 2 tablespoons olive in  a large deep skillet over medium high eat. I saute one clover of sliced garlice in the oil for about 30 seconds. Then I saute the stem slices for about a minute. Then I add the tops and saute for an additional minute.
4. I sprinkle the top with 1/4 cup dry white wine, lemon juice or water, cover and steam three to 5 minutes until the stems are tender. I then season simply with a dash coarse salt and pinch of black pepper.

This makes 3 generous servings. It could easily serve 6.
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I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
My cooking triumphs
Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
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