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Fennel, Pear and Walnut Salad with Soy Cheese

Fennel, Pear and Walnut Salad with Soy Cheese

Pears and fennel are a lovely combination together. We enjoyed this light, crispy salad this evening. It was especially nice with the soy cheese, and the ground fennel seeds in the dressing. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced or shaved 2 pears, thinly sliced or shaved 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted […]


Carrot, Fennel and Orange Soup

Carrot, Fennel and Orange Soup

This is a lovely soup, mild yet flavorful with a lovely creamy consistency and a bright color. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 small fennel bulb, cleaned and sliced 2 tablespoons oil 4 cups carrots, peeled and sliced 1-2 tablespoons fennel seeds, ground 1 clove garlic, minced 4 cups water salt and pepper 1/2 cup fresh […]


Review: Asparagus, Edamame, Beans and Fennel with Lemon-Chive Dressing

Asparagus, Edamame, Beans and Fennel with Lemon-Chive Dressing

We had seen this inviting salad on the Tastespoting Blog. It looked so nice, we just had to give it a try. The recipe is from the new cookbook “Salad as a Meal – Healthy Main-Dish Salads for Every Season” by Patricia Wells (William Morrow Cookbooks, 2011). Of course, we adapted the salad dressing to […]


Gazpacho of a different sort

Gazpacho of a different sort

Gazpacho is a cold Spanish raw vegetable soup, originating in the southern region of Andalusia. This gazpacho is a bit unusual but very tasty. It’s raw and chilled, making it very refreshing in warm weather. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 3 cups of vegetable juice, chilled 1 clove garlic minced dash onion salt 1 tablespoon fennel […]


Classic Italian Rice Salad

Classic Italian Rice Salad

This recipe makes a lot. We enjoyed it as a main meal salad on a warm summer night. It was delicious! We enjoyed it accompanied with a whole grain baguette and a lovely vegan bio wine. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: 1 cup mixed wild and white rice 1 eggplant, cut in small pieces and sauteed […]


Fennel Seitan with Bok Choy

Fennel Seitan with Bok Choi

This recipe offers an unusual twist to most Asian recipes by using the somewhat sweet flavor of anise or fennel. It’s a lovely meal served over white rice. It is very filling and less salty in flavor. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 2 Tbs. oil 1/2 lb. seitan (wheat gluten) pieces 3-4 spring onions, chopped 4-5 […]


Spinach and Fennel Soup with Soy Yoghurt and Chives

Spinach and Fennel Soup with Soy Yoghurt and Chives

Fennel adds it’s lovely mild flavor to this nice fresh spinach soup, very nice indeed. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic finely chopped 3 baby fennel bulbs, chopped 1 Tbs. fennel seeds, ground 600ml ml vegetable stock (1 pint) 100 grams baby spinach (3 1/2 oz), […]


Orange, beet and fennel salad

Orange, beet and fennel salad

This salad really tastes nice. The orange mixes well with both the beets and the fennel. You can use any color beets you have, the traditional, or yellow or candy cane. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 2 med. large beets, cleaned, peeled cooked 2 med. oranges, peeled and segmented 1 med. fennel bulb for the dressing: […]


Gourmet fennel & celery soup

Gourmet fennel & celery soup

This is a delightful soup a wonderful blend of nice flavors. Fennel is known for it’s antioxidant properties and combined with the celery and a bit of garlic makes this soup yet another candidate for our top 5. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons fennel seeds, ground 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 fennel bulb, quartered, […]


Fresh favas & fennel saute

Fresh favas & fennel saute

Fava beans have not been a favorite of mine until now, but this recipe makes all the difference. The vibrant green and such a vibrant flavor are a perfect match. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1&1/2 lb fresh fava beans in shells (will yield 3/4 cup shelled) 2 tbs. olive oil 1 fresh fennel bulb trimmed, […]


Shaved Fennel Salad with Mushrooms and Soy Cheese

Shaved Fennel Salad with Mushrooms and Soy Cheese

I came across this lovely sounding salad “Shaved Fennel Salad with Mushrooms and Parmesan” at orangette’s blog. After looking through the ingredients, I realized it would easily convert to being a nice vegan salad. We tried it tonight, merely changing the Parmesan to soy cheese and were very pleased. I do agree with her suggestion, […]