This comforting and colourful soup will certainly help you meet your daily requirement for vegetables. Rich in antioxidants, it makes a satisfying, probiotic-rich meal when accompanied by slices of cheese and chunks of fresh artisan sourdough bread.
When adding kefir—or any probiotic-rich food—to heated dishes, always do so when you’ve removed the dish from the heat, as overheating destroys beneficial bacteria. Simply make certain the kefir has been at room temperature for a while before adding to prevent it from overcooling your soup.
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add beets, carrot, onion, turnip, and cabbage. Sauteu0301 until vegetables are glazed, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add stock, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 40 minutes or until veggies are soft.
In small dish, combine cornstarch and water. Stir resulting paste into soup. Stir well over medium heat until soup begins to thicken. When soup reaches desired consistency, remove from heat and stir in kefir.
Ladle soup into 4 bowls and top with a sprinkle of chives. Place a thin slice of lemon on top of each bowl, if desired.
In this plant-based stuffing, fresh herbs and dried fruit replace the depth of flavour usually infused by chicken juices, so use fresh thyme and rosemary if possible to maximize the flavour return. By baking the stuffing in a shallow dish, the bottom stays wonderfully soft and moist while the top becomes addictively crunchy, as opposed to an in-bird stuffing that ends up monotonously mushy. Sweet and not-too-salty For a more exotic flavour, skip garlic and add small pieces of dark chocolate. To keep sodium levels down, be careful that you don’t add too much salt. If your bread already contains a decent amount of sodium, you might not need to add extra, but taste stuffing before baking to make sure it won’t be bland. And err on the side of under-seasoned if you plan to eat it with a salty gravy or sauce.
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this roasted vegetable appetizer platter. High quality ingredients, a variety of textures and colours, fresh herbs, and a flash of lemon make it shine. Not all olive oils and balsamics are created equal Use your good, fruity, cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil to accompany this appetizer platter, since the quality and flavour will shine through. You can use a more neutral and affordable olive oil for roasting the vegetables, if you prefer. As for the balsamic vinegar, use either an aged one that’s thick and sweet, or reduce a young balsamic in a small saucepan until thick, optionally adding a pinch of sugar to sweeten it (see the oyster mushrooms with caramelized parsnips recipe for helpful directions). A store-bought balsamic glaze that’s already been thickened works as well, but check the ingredients for unwanted preservatives and sweeteners.
Spooned over hearty fall greens such as kale or chard, this delicious side dish can also double as a main meal; its flavours absolutely pop with our zesty herb topping. The beets are packed with amazing nutrients, plus they’re delicious served hot, at room temperature, or cold. Add some crunch This dish is a meal in itself. Scatter toasted pine nuts or pecans overtop for some added crunch.