When you have a whole head of cauliflower or broccoli, don't just eat the florets and then throw the stalk and leaves into the trash. The whole head of both vegetables is totally edible. While it's a bit more tough, the stalk is nutritious, and if prepared properly, delicious! The stems can be chopped finely and added to a pesto or stew; they can be sliced thin and steamed or pan-fried or even grated to be used in salads or a coleslaw. And, of course, you can use cut-up stalks and other vegetable trimmings to make homemade stock, too.
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