We eat a lot of broccoli.

Broccoli is one of the few vegetables that Adrian truly likes. The rest of us are also favourably disposed towards it, so we eat it frequently. I believe in the benefits of eating veggies while Adrian, left to his own devices, mostly prefers pure carbs (pasta, potatoes, bread etc). So I try my best to make the vegetable part of each meal appealing to him. I can integrate broccoli into just about any meal.

When the broccoli is inside a dish such as a soup, casserole, pasta bake or muffins, I can use the entire broccoli, with stem and everything. But when it’s a side order for a quick dinner with potatoes and fish fingers for example, the stem often gets left over. So we have a permanent queue of leftover broccoli stems in the veggie drawer in the fridge, waiting to be snuck into some soup or other.