Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

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This parmesan roasted broccoli recipe is going to change the way you think about broccoli. This might just be the best vegetable recipe you ever try. And the best part is that it's quick and easy to make this side dish recipe, and is sure to be a favorite for kids and adults alike. This vegetable recipe is addictive, and you'll most likely go back for seconds. If you haven’t tried any other parmesan roasted vegetable recipes before, then you're in for a surprise. On the I Wash You Dry you will also find cauliflower vegetable recipes, Brussel sprouts, asparagus and potatoes too, done in the same delicious way. For the full step by step tutorial for this easy to make vegetable recipe, you will want to take a look at the site.

Broccoli may not be one of the most popular vegetables enjoyed by children, but when cooked the right way, this vegetable can be sweet, nutty, and delicious. Broccoli should never be boiled or at least overboiled, as this is when it becomes mushy and not very tasty. Broccoli is best when it is lightly steamed, pan fried, or roasted, or even when its munched on raw. There are hundreds of ways to use broccoli for recipes in the kitchen, and just as many reasons to make broccoli a regular part of your vegetable recipe rotation. The best part is that broccoli nutrition is vast and varied. The following are just some of the fun facts about broccoli you might like to know.

1. The most common variety of broccoli is the Calabrese broccoli variety, which is named after its place of origin, Calabria, Italy.

2. Broccoli was first brought to America by Thomas Jefferson, who is also responsible for the macaroni and cheese recipe. Jefferson imported broccoli seeds from Italy and then planted them in his own garden in 1767.

3. Broccoli, also known as broccolini, and broccoflower are all part of the same botanical family. Broccoli rabe, however, is a much more closely related vegetable to turnips.

4. There is no sign for broccoli in the American Sign Language; you just have to spell the entire word out.

5. California is the state that is responsible for 90 percent of the broccoli that is grown in the United States.

6. China is the largest broccoli producer in the world, producing more than eight million tons of the green vegetable every year.

7. Broccoli was once known as the Italian asparagus before it found its current name, whose root lies in the Latin word for arm.

8. Tom Landers is the holder of the current world record for broccoli consumption, eating one pound in 92 seconds.

9. The little florets of the broccoli vegetable are buds that are ready to bloom. When these buds are left unharvested, the broccoli will burst into a bunch of yellow flowers.

10. President George H.W. Bush was the President who famously found himself with more broccoli on his hands than he knew what to do with. This after he angered American broccoli farmers by saying that he did not like broccoli, and hadn't liked it since he was a little kid and that his mother made him eat it. He also stated that because he was President of the United States, that he wasn't going to eat any more broccoli. The broccoli farmers too offence and sent him tons of broccoli in retaliation. You will find this side dish recipe on the I Wash You Dry site. On the site, you will find vegetable recipes, side dish recipes, casserole recipes, skillet recipes, crockpot recipes, seasonal recipes and more. **

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