Mary Abitanto poses with her new cookbook “Mariooch’s Kitchen: Food That Will Gather Your Family.Her son, Jack, has dozens of food allergies, and the West Windsor mom has to turn recipes upside down to accommodate his needs without sacrificing taste.
3 pounds broccoli, cut into small florets, stems peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch coins
3 tbsp.extra-virgin olive oil
2 leeks, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups whole milk
6 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)