Broccoli – The Dish

Our Chef Mark recently posted a little article in Oakhill Day Schools newsletter about making a Broccoli recipe with the students and teaching them about all the goodness Broccoli holds.

Below is the article:

“November was broccoli month at Bistro Kids.  All of our students learned that broccoli is considered to be “Super Food.”  Broccoli is high in fiber, Vitamin A for our eyesight, Vitamin D for our immune system, teeth and bones, Vitamin K which helps blood coagulation and digestion, and calcium for our bones.  A single Vitamin A, D and K deficiency simultaneously leads to permanent night vision problems.  Broccoli helps fight cancer and heart disease.  Stomach cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer in the world.

We cooked broccoli and tofu stir-fry and we made a broccoli antipasti salad.  The recipe for the antipasti follows.  This may have been the single most popular dish I have cooked with the students yet!  The salad is a complete meal beacuse all of the food groups are represented.”

Chef Mark

So there you have it parents, did you read the line where Chef says that this recipe may have been the most popular dish that he cooked with the students yet!  Broccoli?  Really?  Broccoli?  Not frozen chicken nuggets that are designed to look like bad renditions of animals that come in eye pleasing packages,which by the way if you still buy those at home, pull out the frozen, I think it’s a cow, and hold it up to the package and see if it’s anything close to what the cow picture looks like?  I will bet you it looks more like….me.  But I’m not putting my picture on here for you to prove that fact.  Yes parents….it’s Broccoli.  You’re kids love Broccoli!  So if you think your little one saysYUCK to Broccoli, try this recipe with them and see what they say?  I’ll place a bet they go from YUCK to YUM!



1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1/4 cup Kalamata olive juice

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried thyme

3 cloves of garlic chopped

Salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients together!


1 cup bulgar wheat

1 cup broccoli florets

1 cup cauliflower florets

1 cup julienne red bell pepper

1/2 cup shaved yellow onion

1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives

1/2 cup julienne ham

1/2 cup julienne pepperoni

1/4 cup sliced Good Nature Family Farms White Cheddar

1/4 cup sliced Good Nature Family Farms Colby Jack Cheese

  1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and add 1 cup of bulgar wheat.
  2. Cover and let stand.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix with dressing.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and serve




One Response to “Broccoli – The Dish”

  1. Inspiring Mark
    Humourus touch Phil

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