To continue on a similar note from my post last week about using #celeryleaves to flavour broths, soups, salads and when poaching meat, I wanted to give you another option for you if you didn’t want to waste your old #vegetables.
Make a #potage! In other words, I guess you could call it an everything but the kitchen sink #soup or #vegetablesoup. I grew up in Quebec and m...y mom had learned from her mother to never waste any part of the vegetable or any vegetables for that matter. Therefore, whenever she would have some vegetables in her fridge that were starting to look less than stellar, she would make a soup out of it for the week. Basically, any part of the vegetable that hasn’t become moldy or rotten would be cut up, boiled together and then pureed. A little salt and little pepper and voila! By adding this practice of making a soup into your regular routine when you are cleaning out your fridge, you don’t waste the vegetables or your money!
What ways do you use up your vegetables?
Do you use these delicious leaves? Most people just throw them out, but I highly recommend to use them. They are packed full of flavour and can be used as a part of a salad or in a soup! I like to use them when I'm making a broth, whether chicken or vegetable. But they can also be used when poaching chicken. I tend to poach chicken if I want to cook a whole chicken or just the breasts and make a broth at the same time. Just poaching the chicken can be plain, but when you add these celery leaves, it gives so much extra flavour. So next time you are cutting your celery, wash and save the leaves. Not going to use them right away? Freeze them in a freezer safe bag/container for future use!
What ways do you like to use celery leaves?
I work as a Dietitian and definitely walk the talk. I love to cook and help people get back to being healthy again.