Low Fat Roasted Vegetable Broth

from Saved by Soup (Note: this writer thinks this is the world’s best veggie broth) 1 large onion, cut into eighths ¼ lb fresh fennel (about ½ small bulb) 1 large leek, wash and cut into 2” pieces 1 lb fresh plum tomatoes, cut in quarters 4 ribs celery, trim and cut...

Hearty Winter Vegetable Soup

Adapted from MarthaStewart.com Serves 10 to 12 This one is really fast to make! It’s a very hearty soup with escarole, chickpeas and potatoes. You certainly could use spinach, chard or kale instead of the escarole but if you havenít had escarole I urge you to...

Roasted Baby Leeks with Thyme

Adapted from Cook with Jaime by Jamie Oliver Serves 4 Baby leeks are just small leeks, but there are two things that are exciting about them: one is the fact that they haven’t had the time to develop many green leaves or the fibrous structure that can sometimes...

Creamy Leek Mashed Potatoes

Adapted from myrecipes.com Serves 3 or double the recipe to serve 6 This recipe calls for large leeks but I don’t see why you can’t use the baby ones. I have approximated the amount for you, but you also can add the leeks to your own taste. 2 pounds red...

Leek and Pumpkin Soup

Try this basic, savory soup with pie pumpkin or any other firm-fleshed early winter squash. Adapted from The New York Times. 2 tablespoons butter 4 large leeks, white parts only, well-rinsed and chopped (about 2 cups) 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 3 cups cubed...