Posts tagged Vegetables
Potato Leek Soup

This is an incredibly simple soup, but it tastes like you've been cooking it for hours. Truth is, you can make it from start to finish in less than an hour, so it makes a great weeknight meal. The most time consuming part of it is cleaning and chopping the leeks. People often tell me that they are intimidated by leeks and don't know what to do with them. Well, here is your answer! The easiest way to prep them is to chop off most of the green tops, slice them down the middle and rinse them well under cold water in the sink (save the green tops for your next Vegetable Mineral Broth).

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Spicy Asparagus

This is another simple vegetable dish that is delicious. I like to marinate the garlic and chili flakes in the oil for at least 15 minutes. This is the first step that I’ll do before I start cooking anything for the meal — which guarantees the oil will sit for at least that long and usually a good deal longer. It really helps with flavoring the dish. By the way — this is spicy!

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Vegetable Scrap Mineral Broth

This is a great and easy way to make a mineral-rich broth with scraps from your vegetables that would normally end up in the compost or trash can. The taste of your broth will depend on what kinds of scraps you throw in the pot, and I've never made one I didn't like. The one note of caution is to avoid too many bits of kale, cabbage, onion skins, or other more bitter vegetables, which will result in a bitter broth. The one pictured above has the tops of carrots, cauliflower and broccoli stalks and leaves, Swiss Chard stems, a couple of onion ends, a chunk of ginger, and some sea salt and kelp granules. I like to keep a bag or glass jar in the freezer, and as I'm cooking I throw the scraps in and store them until I'm ready to make a broth.

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