Thyme Scented Creamy Fennel & Asparagus Soup

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This recipe is: Paleo + AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) + Whole30 + low carb/ketogenic + vegan friendly + coconut free

My Thyme Scented Creamy Fennel + Asparagus Soup represents one of the many ways I like to celebrate asparagus’s arrival and the joy of Spring’s bounty.

By time asparagus spears are hitting the farmer’s markets here in Seattle, the weather has warmed and the days have grown longer. We’ve officially entered what I call “The Last Season For Soup.” Winter is all about hearty stews. Come Summer, I’ll be loath to have anything hot, but this time of year a bowlful of something warm and light hits the spot.

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Burdock Root + Toasted Coconut Sauce

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This recipe is:  Paleo + AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) + Whole30 + vegan

Burdock root is a highly medicinal food that supports antimicrobial health and liver function, making it a great vegetable for Spring cleanses and seasonal immune boosting.  My favorite way to prepare it?  Tender cooked slices of burdock dressed in a nutty coconut sauce that highlights the root’s natural sweetness. 

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Oven Roasted Fennel Fries

{Gluten Free, AIP, Paleo, Whole30, Low-carb, Ketogenic, SCD, Vegan}

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Fennel is under appreciated. It’s distinct anisy flavor can present a challenge for the uninitiated. But wait for it. Fennel is lovely. Given the chance, it will woo you. Not with a big bang of fructose sweet or the bold assertions of the spicy, but with a slow seduction of quiet complexity: refreshing coolness with a hint of earthy sugars and just a tease of licorice.

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