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Greek Leek and Rice Salad

Ingredients 3 cups cooked long-grain jasmine or basmati rice with ½ teaspoon turmeric added to the cooking water 2½ tablespoons olive oil 4 cups ¼-inch slices of leeks including the tender leaves, about 2 medium leeks 1 large clove green garlic, minced ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves 1 tomato, [...]

By | 2017-04-03T10:05:19+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Recipes|Comments Off on Greek Leek and Rice Salad

Swedish Spring Soup

In Sweden, an egg yolk and a few tablespoons of thick cream are whisked in at the end to enrich the broth, but I prefer these delightful flavors unmasked. Ingredients: 2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter or nut oil 3 carrots, coarsely grated 1 small leek, white and tender greens, trimmed, slit and rinsed, thinly sliced 2 [...]

By | 2017-03-27T10:00:44+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Recipes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Swedish Spring Soup

Root Vegetable Croustades with Sauteed Leeks

Ingredients: 1-2 leeks, cut in half lengthwise, rinsed well, then cut into thin half moons 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon honey Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Sprigs of fresh parsley to garnish For Croustades: 9 ounces potatoes, grated 9 ounces carrots, grated 12 [...]

By | 2017-03-20T10:05:58+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Recipes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Root Vegetable Croustades with Sauteed Leeks

Cauliflower Gratin

Ingredients: 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets 1 large leek halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into half moons 2 tablespoons olive oil 1¼ cups almond milk 1/3 cup cashew butter ½ cup nutritional yeast 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup chopped chives Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 2. Combine cauliflower and [...]

By | 2017-02-20T10:10:01+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Recipes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cauliflower Gratin

Leeks Nicoise

Ingredients: ¼ cup olive oil 1 large garlic clove, finely minced 12 leeks 3 ripe tomatoes, cut into eighths ½ cup Nicoise olives 2 teaspoons dried basil or 1½ tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons chopped parsley Freshly ground black pepper Directions: 1. Leave the roots on the leeks for now, but trim away 2-3 [...]

By | 2017-02-20T10:00:03+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Recipes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Leeks Nicoise

Spicy Beet and Leek Salad

Ingredients: 4 medium beets 4 medium leeks, cut into 4-inch pieces (total 4 cups) ½ ounce coarsely chopped cilantro 1¼ cups lettuce or radicchio, or both, chopped into bite-size pieces Dressing: 1 cup walnuts coarsely chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon chili flakes ¼ cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons tamarind water ½ teaspoon walnut [...]

By | 2017-02-07T13:34:30+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Recipes|Comments Off on Spicy Beet and Leek Salad

Kale and Farro Soup

Farro is a hearty, nutty-tasting whole grain about the size of a wheat berry. It’s versatile, and can be boiled until al dente, cooked risotto-style, or added to soups. Ingredients: 1 leek, white and light green parts only 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped 1 small onion, coarsely chopped 1 clove [...]

By | 2017-01-17T14:03:21+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Recipes|Comments Off on Kale and Farro Soup

Potato Leek Soup with Thyme

Ingredients 2 pounds leeks 1 pound potatoes ½ cup butter 1 large sprig of thyme, plus extra to garnish 1¼ cups milk, or coconut milk or other alternative Sea salt and freshly ground pepper Directions: 1. Top and tail the leeks, and strip away the tough outer leaves. Cut into thick slices and wash thoroughly [...]

By | 2016-12-06T14:16:53+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Potato Leek Soup with Thyme

Fall Minestrone Soup with Butternut Squash and Kale

Ingredients: 1 cup dried cannellini or borlotti beans soaked overnight ¼ cups olive oil 1 large onion, diced 2 carrots, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 large leek, cleaned and sliced into rounds 4 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage 1 bunch kale, stemmed and chopped 1 [...]

By | 2016-11-28T13:22:26+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Fall Minestrone Soup with Butternut Squash and Kale

Leek, Parsnip, and Ginger Soup

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 ounces leeks, washed and sliced 1 ounce fresh ginger root, peeled and finely minced 1½ pounds parsnips, roughly chopped ¼ cup dry white wine 5 cups vegetable broth Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions: 1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the leeks and [...]

By | 2016-11-08T13:30:17+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Leek, Parsnip, and Ginger Soup