May 27, 2014
Move over carrots and cucumber. Your competition is growing.
Whether you frequent farmer's markets or have a larger grocery store--or savvy small grocer!--near you, you've probably noticed some new-to-you vegetables. Hopefully you've seen some in our recipes too. We're fans of mysterious looking roots and long and winding greens. And we think you should snap them up and start experimenting.
Simply adding a different lettuce to your go-to salad can turn a dish that was getting tired into an absolute new favourite. (We're looking at you, kale.) No one would blame you for passing over celery root when it's mottled outside makes you wonder how to even peel it. But once you shave it into this vegetable salad, you'll know why we go crazy for it. And the leafy tops of those beets you buy? Once you sauté them with bacon, you'll probably never throw them out again.
We're pretty sure that an introduction is all it takes, so look out for these somewhat unusual stars the next time you're shopping, and say hello.
Collards Collard Greens & Ham
Dandelion Greens Dandelion Greens with Honey Balsamic Dressing Jicama and Apple Slaw Fiesta Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing Sautéed Bitter Greens with Pine Nuts Mixed Bitter Greens Salad Tuna & White Bean Pasta Salad