I love broccoli. I love it raw, baked, drenched in cheese, and splashed with balsamic vinegar. I’ve never met a broccoli dish I didn’t like. When Joe and I were thinking about adding a vegetable dish to our beloved Thanksgiving feast, we both thought of broccoli, but neither of us had a recipe in mind. Suddenly, it was the night before our feast, and we still hadn’t decided on a recipe. I took matters into my own hands. I was glad to have a couple of bags of BenefortÃƒ©Ã‚® broccoli. It’s washed, cut (in bite-sized pieces), and ready to use, so I opened the bag and dumped it into a bowl to make my favorite broccoli salad recipe. My broccoli salad was the biggest hit of the meal. There were only 3 or 4 little broccoli pieces left over, not even a bowlful. I was sad about that. I wanted to have it for breakfast the next day. There wasn’t enough left over for breakfast.This recipe came out so well that I made it again for our second Thanksgiving with Old Grandma, and this time, doubled the recipe. It lasted a little longer, but not much. As I mentioned above, I made my broccoli salad with BenefortÃƒ© from the Eat Smart brand. They recommend eating BenefortÃƒ© broccoli uncooked or lightly steamed (to preserve more of the nutrients), so broccoli salad was a perfect way to use it! BenefortÃƒ© is a naturally better broccoli that is the result of a ten-year process of cross-pollination and selection. Are you wondering what makes it naturally better? I was. BenefortÃƒ© combines the best characteristics of commercial broccoli with a wild variety found in Southern Italy that has a unique, increased ability to produce the phytonutrient glucoraphanin. Beneforte contains 2-3 times more of this nutrient than other varieties of broccoli. Glucoraphanin naturally boosts the bodyÃ¢â‚¬™s level of antioxidants enzymes, protecting you against environmental pollutants and free radicals. You can learn more at Eat Smart BenefortÃƒ©.
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BenefortÃƒ© broccoli is available nationwide at Sam’s Club and select grocery stores, so BenefortÃƒ© is providing a $50 Sam’s Club gift card to one lucky Feels Like Home reader! To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment stating your favorite broccoli recipe. You can leave the link to it if you’d like. Sweepstakes Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries from the following entry methods: a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post This sweepstakes is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. This sweepstakes runs from 12/10 Ã¢â‚¬“ 12/17/12. Good luck! Compensation, giveaway prize, and product samples were received to share my honest opinion as a BenefortÃƒ© Broccoli Ambassador.
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