Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fighting cancer with broccoli recipes

Inspired by my sister's offering on how her family often eats their broccoli, (cook it in a little water, add a drizzle of olive oil, salt and several cut up garlic cloves), I thought I'd line up some of our favourite ways to prepare it. Now, I will not lie, my kids do not like broccoli. Not even a little bit. So I'm lucky if I can get them to choke down even the tiniest nubbin, even if I frost it with dip. But I do believe in offering up all vegetables, even the unpopular ones, and often. Eventually, they are going to eat them. So, here's some of my favourite broccoli recipes my kids can expect to say no to in their very near future. :-)

  1. Jamie Oliver's Broccoli Salad    It has bacon in it, so not the healthiest way to prepare it. But lordy is it yummy. And, honestly, isn't it better to eat bad for you dishes made up mostly of good for you food than bad for you dishes made up entirely of bad for you food?
  2. Melissa Clark's Roasted Broccoli with Shrimp  So yummy, only one dish to clean, quick and easy. Serve it on brown rice if you don't make getting your rice cooker (or a saucepan) dirty too.
  3. The Neely's Broccoli Cheddar Corn Bread Again, not the healthiest way to eat broccoli, but now all of a sudden corn bread is better for you. :-)
  4. Molly Wizenberg's Broccoli Soup with Lemon-Chive Cream. Molly writes the terribly good Orangette blog and co-hosts my favourite food pod-cast Spilled Milk.


  1. The broccoli soup looks good so I will try that and let you know!

  2. Cyn, thanks for these great sounding recipes. I want to try the brocoli salad one for sure. I have a couple brocoli salad recipes, but this one sounds healthier. Thanks. Good luck getting those boys to eat their veggies!

  3. I made the broccoli soup and it is very good. The sour cream dollop on top is sooo good you could use it as a dip or possibly a body lotion!