My baby boy (the baby boy who is almost three...I'm in denial) is a fruititarian. Meaning that he eats almost nothing but fruit. Fruit and chocolate. So I at least know he's half mine, given my issues with fruit. He has almost no interest in any vegetables and has a special disdain for broccoli. I get it--when I was a kid, broccoli creeped me out. But now, its my all time favorite veggie. We gotta find some common ground somewhere here, kid.
Baby boy is obsessed with the color green. I decided to try to to trick him. In the morning I began the hype..."I'm making you GREEN SOUP for supper!!" "Green SOUP," he replied! I found this recipe for Cream of Broccoli Soup. I changed it to make it vegetarian and gluten-free by using vegetable broth and by adding 1 T. cornstarch to the milk as a thickener rather than doing the butter/flour roux. I took the advice of some other reviewers and chopped the broccoli before steaming it.
Well, my plan went south in a hurry when the boy walks into the kitchen and sees the bowl of *minced* broccoli (I cut it up t-i-n-y) and declared, "That BROCCOLI in that bowl!!" "Hmmmm...," I replied.
So, the results were that everyone else in the family thought the green soup was awesome and the baby ate about 20 bites against his will, so overall, it was a win. It was pretty easy to make, yummy, and healthy-ish. I'm keeping this recipe.