[Easy English Blog] Broccoli stalks

Cooking and Recipes in English

The Best  Part of Broccoli

We know that broccoli is good for us.  I also read that raw (uncooked) broccoli is better for health than cooked broccoli.

That’s good news for me. I don’t like cooked broccoli heads. If I eat the green heads of broccoli, I like them to be uncooked. In a salad maybe. Or with a nice dipping sauce.


I don’t like cooked broccoli heads but I love to cook broccoli stalks.

Do you cut the stalks off broccoli before you cook the heads? You are missing an amazing taste sensation.


Broccoli stalks are amazing!

You cut off the heads and use them however you like. (If you are me, you eat them raw). Then you peel the stalks and cook them.

Broccoli stalks are great in stir fries or steamed vegetables. Cut them sideways so you have round shapes. Or cut them into sticks. It doesn’t matter.

They are tasty and crispy. They taste better than asparagus. Why not try and add them to your favourite vegetable recipe?

Or, save the stalks and look at your recipes for asparagus. You could use the stalks  instead of asparagus. They are cheaper, crunchier, (and I think), nicer.

Or you could try them raw with a dip. I ate them with an avocado and onion dip. Very tasty!


Do you use broccoli stalks? How do you use them?

Try it and tell us what you think!



[Easy English Blog] Spaghetti Omelette

Cooking and Recipes in English

This was a new experience for my family. I have cooked it a few times and it has always been a success.

I found the recipe in Marcella Hazan’s Italian Cooking, but I changed it a little.


How did I make it tonight?

● I cooked 250g of spaghetti. I drained it, put it in a bowl and added 25g of butter. (I think a tablespoon of olive oil would be OK too.)

● Then I stirred it up and waited for it to cool a little.

● I cooked two slices of bacon and chopped the bacon into small pieces.

●  I mixed three eggs in a bowl with salt, pepper and half a cup of grated parmesan cheese.

● I added the bacon and the egg mixture to the spaghetti and mixed it all together. (You could add red pepper, green peppers, parsley, basil.)

Now, it’s time to cook!

● Choose your fry pan. You need a plate the same size, or bigger, than the fry pan.

● Melt 25g of butter or 15ml of olive oil in the fry pan.

● Pour in the omelette mixture.

● Cook over medium heat. Lift the edge of the omelet to check how it s cooking.

● When the bottom is golden brown and looks crispy, put your plate over the fry pan.  Turn everything upside down.

● Put the fry pan back on the gas burner. Add 25g of butter or 15 mls of olive oil. When the pan is hot, slide the omelet off the plate back into the pan.

● Cook the bottom of the omelet.

● When it is brown and looks a little dry, slide it out of the fry pan onto a plate.

● Enjoy! (We usually eat this with salad.)

Do you have a spaghetti omelette recipe? Please tell us about it!

Did you try this recipe? What did you think?