We are one of those type of families that loves broccoli. Even my 2 year old screams "more broccoli pleeeeease" at dinner :) However we really only like to eat the broccoli florets and usually discard the stems. This got me thinking...how could I use the stems too to eliminate waste?
I use Ziploc steam bags on the regular (pretty much because they are fool proof). So I just reuse the same bag I used for our dinner and steam up the stems.
Throw them into the food processor with a little bit of water just to help it blend together (I'm sure you can also use the blender if you don't have a food processor).
And then you have yourself a puree.
I put mine in a plastic bag so it will freeze flat and store easily in the freezer. You can add this into any red sauce (spaghetti, lasagna, marinara, etc). Great since I found out that broccoli has more Vitamin C than an orange and almost as much Calcium as milk! How awesome to add so many vitamins into your food! :) ENJOY!