In Season : Winter

Depending on where you live, winter produce might not offer a lot of choices, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some flare and make delicious meals.  It’s a great time to take charge and be creative, experiment with new spices and break out of your regular routine.

So here’s a list of what’s growing, peaking or otherwise the best right now, in winter.  And a few recipes and tips too.  Eat Well!

Vegetables:

Belgian Endive : Lovely in salads and make cute hors d’oeuvres
Brussels Sprouts : Slice them in half, and pan roast them with olive oil and garlic, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Buttercup Squash
Collard Greens : Use in pesto, as a gluten-free wrap, or just saute with garlic and onion.
Delicata Squash : Try it roasted with pesto!
Kale
Leeks : My favorite healthy lunch- sauteed leeks and potatoes, seriously never get tired of it.
Sweet Dumpling Squash
Turnips
Cauliflower
Celery root (Celeriac) : Make a simple pilaf with celery root, mushrooms, rutabaga, onions and brown rice.  So good after a cold day.
Fennel : I use this salad to lighten up heavy meals.
Parsnips
Rutabaga
Kohlrabi
Cabbage : Are you making your own sauerkraut? I am and it’s super easy.  I learned how from this post from The Kitchn.

Fruit:

Clementines
Dates
Grapefruit
Kiwi
Mandarin oranges
Papaya
Oranges
Passion fruit
Pear
Persimmons : I was super wary of these, don’t know why because they are delicious!
Pomegranate
Red banana
Tangerines

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