Do like me and rediscover the broccoli stems that were long reserved only for soups. To prepare them, peel their thick first layer off with a peeler. Note that it is important to remove it, as it's the toughest part of this vegetable. Once this step is completed, cut into sticks and blanch them. They can be eaten as is or sautéed in butter. It's really delicious. Furthermore, I now leave the florets for my daughters, I eat the stem ... no more bickering over dinner!