Broccoli stem soup. For using up those tough broccoli stems. You will need: 1 onion (diced), 1 large broccoli stalk (diced), any leftover broccoli florets, 1 large potato, 1 vege stock cube dissolved in 2c water, 1t butter, 1/4c milk or cream, 1/4c cheese (optional), and salt and pepper. Saute onion in butter till clear. Add broccoli and potato. Cover with vege stock and simmer for 30 minutes till very tender. Blend and season. Reheat with a little milk or cream. Sprinkle with cheese if you like.