Steamed Broccoli

May 20, 2015

eggs broccoli

I’m usually not a fan of steamed broccoli. Roasted, yes. Stirfried, sure. Baked in a pasta dish, absolutely. But steamed? Boring. That was, until I got my first taste of the 2015 broccoli crop from our weekly Transition Farm vegetable box. And sure enough, I’m steaming broccoli and eating it for breakfast. I think it’s because it’s farm fresh. Vegetables grown in a thoughtful way taste so much better. And even though I overcooked it this morning, dulling the true colour, it was wonderful and simple and everything broccoli should be.

I served my broccoli with eggs, cheddar cheese, parsley and sourdough toast for Wednesday Breakfast Club this week.

Happy Wednesday, folks.

Heidi xo

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  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health May 20, 2015 at 9:28 am

    for some reason , i love broccoli in every form except for raw. that platter looks wonderful

    • Heidi May 21, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Thank you, Dixya! x

  • phil May 20, 2015 at 9:43 am

    My kids loved it they have it with vinegar and raw garlic with a Touch of oil. Its there favourite snack at the moment.

    • Heidi May 21, 2015 at 11:13 am

      wow, your kids are loving the strong flavours! power to them x

  • Katy May 21, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Heidi try steaming it with slices of garlic. The fumes permeate it and give a very gentle flavour/aroma. Mmmmm. I just started doing this before I add parsley/Parmesan/chilli breadcrumbs and make it a gratin!!! My new favourite side dish.

    • Heidi May 21, 2015 at 11:13 am

      That is a GREAT idea! Both ideas are great. Thank you so much, Katy x

  • Emma @ Emma's Garden Grows May 21, 2015 at 9:55 am

    I love broccoli any way it comes, including steamed. I love Katy’s idea of adding garlic though! Will have to try that. Your break platter looks delicious. Ive never had broccoli for breakfast.

    • Heidi May 21, 2015 at 11:14 am

      It makes you feel mighty fine, that’s for sure! x