Steamed Mussels with Fennel

Nothing says summer like steamed shellfish. This recipe calls for mussels but tastes just as great with clams. Before cooking the mussels (or clams), place them in a bowl of cold water to clean them. Make sure all the mussels are shut when you start the recipe. If any...

Harvest Vegetable Soup with Tomatoes

This is a nice way to use your root veggies in a soup with a little kick to it. I use turnips, potatoes, chickpeas, carrots and corn, simmered with tomatoes and optional hot red pepper flakes.  For an extra smoky-spiciness, try adding Smoked Chipotle powder...

Shrimp & Fennel Risotto

Fresh jumbo shrimp sautéed with white wine, fennel and onion, atop creamy arborio rice with Parmesan. I like to add a little kale in here too, towards the end to keep its bright color. Slice along the stems to remove them, then stack the soft leaves and cut crosswise...

Beans, Greens & Fennel

White beans sautéed with spinach, garlic and roasted fennel with Parmesan, or nutritional yeast for a vegan option. This can be served as a light vegetarian entree or as a great side dish for chicken or fish. Serves: 4 Ingredients Chicken or vegetable broth as needed...

Carrot Soup with Coconut Milk

Adapted from Vegetarian Times   Ingredients 4 Tbs. olive oil, divided 1 small onion, halved and diced (1 cup) 1/2 small fennel bulb, halved and thinly sliced (1/2 cup) 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.) 11/2 lb. carrots, sliced 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 1...