Roasted Carrot & Fennel Soup

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This is a simple yet artful soup. While many pureed carrot soups call for ginger or curry, fennel, whose foliage, seeds and bulb can all be eaten, infuses the delicate aroma and flavor of anise (reminiscent of licorice and tarragon). As an added bonus, the carrots add a natural saltiness. Ingredients 8 large carrots cut […]

Minestrone Soup

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Minestrone is known in Italy as “the big soup” since it is thick with colorful ingredients. It has no set list of “must have” ingredients, but vegetables in tomato broth with beans and pasta is common. In this version, fresh fennel and fennel seeds are added for even more Mediterranean flair. Ingredients: ½ cup water […]

Spinach & Mango Salad

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This colorful spinach salad is a great alternative to your everyday green salad. 1 bunch spinach ½ bunch arugula 1 mango, peeled and diced 1 fennel bulb, grated or thinly sliced 1 cucumber, peeled and diced 1 avocado, diced 2 scallions, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 lime, juice from […]

Hoppin’ John with Avocado-Cucumber Dressing

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Hoppin’ John, a southern U.S. dish featuring black-eyed peas, is traditionally eaten on January 1st to bring good luck in the New Year. In this version I use fennel and collard greens, and top it with a creamy avocado dressing. Ingredients 1 medium onion or shallot, chopped 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced 2 ribs […]

Spinach and Mango Salad

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This salad is very easy to make, with refreshingly tangy and sweet flavors, a great alternative to your everyday salad. 1 bunch spinach ½ bunch arugula 1 mango, peeled and diced 1 fennel bulb, grated (optional) 1 cucumber, peeled and diced 1 avocado, diced 2 scallions, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 1 tablespoon rice […]