Make your vegetables interesting

Thankfully I live in a house where everyone loves vegetables, but so many of my friends and family members struggle to get leafy greens and vibrant produce into household bellies.

broccoli-cauliflower-628x363I accidentally discovered a way to make vegetables so palatable that the three-year-0ld asks to have more… and then requests you “please put these broccolis in my lunch!” When your pre-schooler asks for (cold) broccoli leftovers, you know you’ve done something right.

So, what do I do?

Crave-worthy Cruciferous Vegetables

  1. mince half a yellow onion
  2. mince four cloves of garlic
  3. toss 2 tablespoons of butter and your onion and garlic into a stock pot
  4. turn on high heat, let sizzle until you can smell the yumminess
  5. pour cup of water (or chicken stock!) into the stock pot and bring to a boil; put on lid
  6. once thoroughly boiling, add 1/2 teaspoon of salt (to water; if you use stock, you may not need salt) and a dash of pepper
  7. dump 1-inch pieces of cauliflower, broccoli, or other steam-able vegetable into pot
  8. add enough water/stock to float vegetables, put on lid, bring to a roiling boil and then TURN OFF STOVE
  9. leave stockpot lidded and on stove burner for ten or so minutes to steam vegetables
  10. strain when tender to your liking, leaving onions and garlic mixed into the cooked vegetables

Serve piping hot, or cold as leftovers in lunch.


What do you do to vegetables to make them interesting?

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