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Broccoli is the episodes' hero veggie. That's because it's full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In fact, broccoli is one of the 10 top antioxidants!

In keeping with our broccoli theme, here's a yummy soup. It's adapted from a recipe from The Recipe Box by Robert from Anjou, Quebec, in Canada. Thanks for the inspiration, Robert.

By the way, broccoli flowerettes are made by cutting the head of broccoli in bite-sized, little tree-shaped pieces.

{Makes 4-6 servings}

You'll need:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cups of potatoes - cut in 1 inch chunks
  • 2 cups of broccoli flowerettes
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of onion - minced
  • 2 cups of organic chicken or veggie broth
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream or half & half
  • Some adult help


  • A 2 quart pot
  • A 4 quart pot
  • A wooden spoon
  • Hot pads
  • A blender or food processor
  • A ladle

      1. Bring the water to boil in the 2 quart pot. Add the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
      2. While the potatoes are boiling, melt the butter in the 4 quart pot and sauté the onions until brown.
      3. While you're watching the onions, ask grandma or whoever's helping to add the chopped broccoli to the potatoes and simmer for another 5 minutes. When the 5 minutes are up turn the heat off and set aside. Don't drain the water. That will be the veggie broth for your soup.
      4. When the onions are brown add the potatoes, broccoli and cooking water to the bigger pot.
      5. Pour in the chicken or veggie broth and cook for 10 more minutes.
      6. Ask mom or whoever's helping you to ladle the veggies into the blender or processor with about 2/3 of the broth.
      7. Process the veggies and broth until smooth. You may need to add a little broth at a time until you get the consistency you want.
      8. Return the soup to the big pot. Stir in the cream and add salt and pepper.
      9. Reheat the soup, stirring it constantly until it is just hot. Don't let it boil. Serve with whole grain bread for a nice lunch.