fambai (fambai) wrote in vegancooking,

eat your broccoli stems!

I made blasted broccoli florets this weekend, and had so much extra broccoli stems I couldn't bare to toss them.  So I saved them, and cooked them tonight.  After a couple of WWW searches were very uninspiring, I did something i rarely do, and devised my own recipe for broccoli stems.  Here it is: (and the word "about" or "approximately" should be read to before every ingredient!)

*1T oil
*1 small onion, chopped
*2 cloves garlic, minced
*4 (big-ish) broccoli stems, chopped
*4 carrots peeled, and chopped
*1 tsp dried thyme
*1 tsp dried sage
*1 c. white wine
*3 c. veg. broth (i love the trader joe's liquid packets for convenience)
*1 can small white beans
S&P to taste (i like kind of a lot)
minced flat leaf parsley
white truffle oil

*Saute onion and garlic in oil for a few mins.; add broccoli stems and carrots, saute a few mins more; add sage and thyme and wine and veg broth; cover- and add some S&P to taste, turn heat down and simmer for 10ish minutes; then add beans; let simmer 5-10 mins. more.  check for seasoning, add more if necessary.

I had over Israeli couscous (highly recommend and it cooked while I was working on this) with parsley and white truffle oil garnish.  And of course a little wine with the meal...  Soooooo good!

Sooooo use those broccoli stems!

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