This is what to do with leftover broccoli stems once you’ve used all the florets in other recipes!
1 cup small dry white beans or 1 can, rinsed (Great Northern or cannellini)
2-3 broccoli stalks, washed and chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1.5 cups onion, chopped
8 cups water
1 veggie broth cube
2 Tablespoons miso, any flavor, I used shiro miso
Process broccoli stems in a blender or food processor until chopped finely. Add all ingredients EXCEPT MISO, including ground broccoli, to a crock pot. Cook on Low for 8-10 hours or High for 6 hours. Add miso last to the heated soup, stir to blend, and taste-test it. Miso is salty-tasting and adds cancer-fighting compounds (eating miso soup was prescribed by Japanese doctors to people exposed to radiation after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII because it actively inhibits cancer cell production) as long as it is added fresh and not cooked for very long.