Roots, Bulbs and Leaves

I’m sticking with the roots from the last recipe inspiration post. I love my potato, courgette and onion soup and I’d like to get another creamy potato soup recipe. I’d like to try and add fennel to it if possible. I’ve also been getting a lot of beetroot lately and I’d like to try some different things with it. It would be great if I could find a good way to eat it raw and I definitely want to eat more salads – hence the leaves.

The Kitchn – How to Cut Fennel. While I’ve eaten things with fennel before I’ve never actually cooked with it. This seems to cover all the basics you need to know about fennel.

River Cottage – Fennel and celeriac soup with orange zest. Celeriac is similar to potato, kind of. I wonder would potato work here, if I add some celery, maybe? And it’s got orange zest! I have to try this.

Brooklyn Supper – Potato, Leek and Fennel Soup. This sounds delicious and not too difficult. The one thing I’m wondering is would it still be good if you replaced the lemon juice with white wine and added a little thyme?

Self-Proclaimed Foodie – Raw Citrus Beet Salad. This sounds so simple – and good. Can eating raw beets really be this simple?

Cookie + Kate – Colorful Beet Salad with Carrot, Quinoa & Spinach. This looks delicious. The recipe mentions using a spiralizer. I am thinking of getting one of the these – simply to make courgette noodles if I’m being honest – but for the moment I’m going to just stick with grating. So I will try something like this but grated – probably won’t look so pretty.

Rumbly in my Tumbly – Pear and Feta Salad with the BEST Homemade Dressing. This sounds a little too good. I definitely don’t want to start candying walnuts or I’ll never eat a nut raw again. But I’m certain I’d love this. It makes me think I should add my oh-so-simple cheese and nuts salads.

Foodie Crush – Thai Quinoa Salad – This looks so good! It does contain fish sauce but I think you could replace that with a little watered down soy sauce or tamari sauce for gf-friendly version.

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I was a vegetarian for 4 - 5 years in my late teens. A very unhealthy vegetarian. Never cooked any proper meals. I set up this blog with the intention of adding more vegetables to my diet but it occurred to me recently I'm also kind of talking to the unhealthy vegetarian teenager I once was.