Fun Facts about Broccoli

Spring and Fall are the perfect seasons to eat broccoli. Broccoli is one of the most nutritious foods carrying lots of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C, to name a few. It is easy to find fresh or frozen and both are great healthy options. You can steam, saute, roast, bake in a casserole, add to a soup, and even add raw broccoli into a salad. Another fun fact about broccoli is that it has a high amount of sulforaphane which is a cancer-fighting plant compound that has been linked to reducing the risk of certain types of cancer. Simply put, it’s a good veggie to eat a lot! Check out the recipe below for Chef Joe’s Broccoli Kale Soup…


Healing Meals Broccoli Kale Soup


  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 quart vegetable broth (or Nourishing Broth)
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 bunch broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch kale, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced 
  • ½ bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon chickpea miso 


  1. Heat oil in a large pot on medium heat. When oil is heated, add garlic, ginger, and turmeric and saute until fragrant. 
  2. Add zucchini and broccoli plus a pinch of salt/pepper.
  3. Add broth and lime juice and bring soup to simmer.
  4. Once broccoli and zucchini are tender, add kale, parsley, and miso and continue to simmer until kale is tender, about 5 minutes more. 
  5. Blend and season with remaining salt/pepper.