Saturday, September 3, 2016

When Good Veggies Go Bad

Sometimes I get behind using up our weekly CSA produce box. That is, I can't keep up with all the fresh goodness and the happy vegetables starts looking a little less happy.

Recently I gathered up a few neglected items tucked away in the back of the refrigerator: leeks, fennel, cauliflower, and red potatoes. Discarded the brown bits and saved the not-too-icky parts for the critters.

Sauteed the leeks and fennel in olive oil for a few minutes.

Added in the potatoes, cauliflower, two cans of chicken broth, salt and pepper.

Closed the lid on my Instant Pot* and set it to Manual for 10 minutes.  (*My, my, my, I have not even talked about my wonderful new Instant Pot. . . . )

A few swipes with the Immersion Hand Blender, a sprinkling of fresh corn, and we've got soup.

Though, you know, not much goes to waste around here. It's all good.