Fennel is related to a group of herbs that includes anis, cumin, dill, coriander, and caraway. In the vegetable world, however, fennel is recognized as having a taste all its own, one often compared to licorice.
Fava beans are full of nutrition and are a nice addition to chickpeas. I like to make hummus, along with various dips, for party platters. Fava Bean Hummus is so versatile that you can even use it for a spread on sandwiches and wraps.
Sometimes I just need to make an easy meal that requires minimal cleanup. This garden-fresh pasta dish is prepared in a single pot. As everything cooks together the flavors come together beautifully and adding lemon zest brightens the dish. Make a green salad, serve some crusty bread and you have a delicious meal that is ready in no time.
One of the things that I like about cooking radishes in this way that it tames spicy radishes and brings out a pleasantly mild turnip-like flavor.
Whip up a batch of nutritious chili made with simple ingredients. Made with lentils, beans, and jalapeños this delicious chili is perfect for cold nights or a weeks’ worth of lunches.
No need to parboil the cauliflower. Just throw them on the baking pan and place in the oven to roast.
Leek soup gets a spring upgrade with asparagus.
Nutrient packed smoothies with ingredients like anti-inflammatory ginger and turmeric as well as naturally sweet mango and banana make for a healthy breakfast or snack.
Drizzle the sauce over the entire platter or serve it on the side as a dipping sauce.
Mint, chives, parsley, and basil are whirled into a walnut based pesto and tossed with pasta and tomatoes for a quick dinner that everyone will enjoy.