by Leanne Ely, C.N.C
Today’s Focus is on Celery
Celery provides a crunchy texture and fresh taste to both cooked and raw dishes. Try pairing celery with almond butter – they’re a tasty duo.
Celery has quite the reputation in reducing cholesterol and a guard against germs and colds, being high in vitamin C. It’s crunchy with a salty taste that can curb cravings for foods such as chips.
Celery is a snap to add to salads, tuna or soups and casseroles!
Here’s Today’s TRICK:
Store celery by wrapping it in foil in the refrigerator for long lasting storage. (I’ve had celery for a month this way before!)
Here’s a TIP:
Celery tastes better in the
And Your RECIPE:
Celery Apple Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
6 stalks celery stalks with leaves, washed, and chopped
5 cups vegetable stock
2 Fuji apples (or any red apple), peeled, cored, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh chives
1 cup Greek yogurt
Heat the oil in a stockpot or soup pot, add in onion, sauté five minutes until clear, add in celery and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer 10 minutes.
Stir in apples & chives, cook for 10 more minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Process mixture in a, blend until smooth. Return soup to the pan, stir in yogurt. Garnish with celery leaves. This soup can be served warm or cold
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