Using a vegetable peeler for the stems of broccoli is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen as well as to interest them in trying broccoli. With Julia's technique kids may find broccoli more palatable. Try drizzling with olive oil, garlic & parmesan and roasting broccoli in the oven which gives a crisp, flavorful taste, not soggy. Tip via AL.com. Via: media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com 3.