Basic Vegetable Stock (Clear and Puréed)

If you’re looking for an easy weekend day project try making this basic vegetable stock. You can use veggies leftover from making other dishes, and it freezes well for later use. We make two kinds of veggie stock:  clear and puréed.  We use the clear veg stock in clear soups, but when we make soups that are more rustic, creamy, and thick, then we use the puréed stock … Continue reading Basic Vegetable Stock (Clear and Puréed)

Celery and Fennel Sauté

This easy sauté gives fennel and celery a starring role, with support from escarole and scallions. The textures of these vegetables combine nicely and and the flavors are fantastic. If using the vegetable stock instead of chicken stock, and omitting the Parmesan cheese garnish, then the recipe is vegan. Either way, it is delicious.  1 large fennel bulb, trimmed, halved and cored and cut into … Continue reading Celery and Fennel Sauté

Escarole Wrapped Organic Vegetable Stir Fry with Habanero Shrimp Broth and Bok Choy Kim Chee

This is the winning recipe from yesterday’s Worden Farm – Charlotte Technical Center Student Chef Veggie Box Challenge. Congratulations to Student Chef Daniel Ulmaniec!   Shrimp Broth 1 lbs                            Shrimp Shells 6oz                              Carrots 4oz                              Onions 2oz                              Celery 4oz                              Roma Tomatoes 1oz                              Tomato Paste As needed                   Olive Oil ½ cup                          White Wine 3qts                             Water … Continue reading Escarole Wrapped Organic Vegetable Stir Fry with Habanero Shrimp Broth and Bok Choy Kim Chee

Root Vegetable Paella with Smoked Tomato Saffron Broth and Moroccan Couscous

Root Vegetable Paella with Smoked Tomato Saffron Broth and Moroccan Couscous Yield: 4-6 portions As needed Olive Oil ½ cup Celery, Diced ½ cup Yellow onions, Diced 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste 1/4 cup White Wine 1 pinch Saffron ½ cup Turnips, Peeled, Diced, and Roasted ¼ cup Roasted peppers, diced, skins and seeds removed ½ cup Red Beets, Roasted, Peeled, and Diced ½ cup Spaghetti … Continue reading Root Vegetable Paella with Smoked Tomato Saffron Broth and Moroccan Couscous

Kale and Beet Salad with Tangerine Balsamic Vinaigrette

We love the combination of kale and beets. The sweetness of the kale with the earthiness of the beets creates a delicious balance. This recipe uses raw shredded beets and also the beet greens, plus some celery for crunch and pecans for a great finish. The vinaigrette is an updated tangerine and balsamic version of a classic honey mustard dressing. 1 bunch of green kale washed, de-stemmed … Continue reading Kale and Beet Salad with Tangerine Balsamic Vinaigrette

Celery Leaf and Asian Pear Sweet and Savory Sauce with Organic Peanut Butter

When most people think of dishes with celery, they envision the stalks, but the leaves are also not only edible but delicious. We use them in salads, soups, or in sauces like this sweet and savory sauce recipe. This recipe has an Asian twist to it, with Asian pear and sesame seed oil. For other cuisine versions, you can replace the Asian pear and oil with different … Continue reading Celery Leaf and Asian Pear Sweet and Savory Sauce with Organic Peanut Butter

Braised Celery, Carrots, and Globe Onions with Red Wine Braised Turkey Thighs in Braising Liquid

This is the season for heartwarming and hearty braises. In this post, we have two braises: the first is turkey thighs braised in red wine, celery, carrots and globe onions, and the second is braised celery, carrots, and globe onions.  You might wonder why we are sharing two braises when we are using the same veggies in each. Braising is a long and slow cooking technique … Continue reading Braised Celery, Carrots, and Globe Onions with Red Wine Braised Turkey Thighs in Braising Liquid