This luxurious soup skips the time-consuming broth-making step and uses poached chicken breasts in quality stock instead. That way the clean flavours of fennel and leeks caramelized and deglazed in vermouth shine through—with a swirl of silky spinach added at the end to contribute a nutritional punch. Don’t skip the marinated fennel with white wine vinegar garnish. It’s a crunchy, sweet-and-sour topping that can be made up to a week in advance and gets better after at least a day of marinating. It will last for up to a month in the fridge and is also great in salads, tacos, du Puy lentils, or as a snack with crackers.
You can also make this recipe with a whole chicken and follow the method in alive’s Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup.
For marinated fennel, in small pot, combine oil, white wine vinegar, and salt over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stir to dissolve salt, and pour over diced fennel, chopped tarragon, and fennel fronds in heat-proof jar or container. Let cool at room temperature. Refrigerate until needed.
For soup, in large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. When hot, add diced fennel, leek, celery, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes, or until softened and starting to brown.
Deglaze pot with vermouth or wine and cook for
30 seconds. Add broth, chicken breasts, and tarragon leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes. Add spinach and pasta and simmer for 3 minutes, or until softened. Taste and add salt and pepper, if desired.
To serve, divide soup among 6 bowls and top with tarragon-marinated fennel.
If breakfast oatmeal is your jam, you’ll happily spoon up this oat-infused hearty chili. It comes together quickly enough to add to your weeknight dinner routine, but soaking the steel-cut oats ahead of time is key to having them cook more efficiently. Toppings run the gamut of avocado, sour cream, broken tortilla chips, cilantro, or grated cheddar. Hot stuff Chili powders can range greatly in their heat levels. So, it’s important to know the type you’re working with to gauge how much of a fiery kick it will add to a dish.
This vibrant soup is a soul-soothing hug in a bowl. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that promote health and proper brain function. Apple swap Try swapping out the apples in this recipe for pears. Just like the apples, the subtle sweetness of pears helps balance out the earthiness of the cabbage.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
This creamy dip will be your go-to for dunking vegetables or for spooning over roast chicken or root vegetables as a sauce. Compounds found in fennel have been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells in our body, which, in turn, may help improve our immune response to infections. If white is right If you would like to stay on the white theme, try serving this dip with an array of white vegetables such as endive leaves, jicama sticks, daikon rounds, steamed nugget potatoes, and cauliflower florets.