Food and Recipe of the Month: Parsley and Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto

Care of Andrea Howe of Glowing on Greens Parsley is often an underrated ingredient used as simple garnish for added colour. However, it is worth much more credit due to it being packed full of vitamins, minerals, and with many health benefits. Parsley contains special antioxidants that fight free radical damage which can lead to the development of cancers and inflammation. This can benefit those with arthritis, chronic inflammation, or injured muscles. Parsley is also an excellent source of vitamin C which is key in fighting disease and cancers. As well, its high potassium content leads it to be a natural diuretic helping relief from bloating, edema, or water retention. Parsley can be incorporated into a variety of dishes like tabbouleh, smoothies or juices, risotto, and more! Check out this savoury mushroom cauliflower risotto recipe with fresh parsley. Ingredients (makes 2 servings):  1 cup vegetable broth  1 tbsp olive oil  1 tbsp vegan butter  1lb white mushrooms, sliced  1/2 white onion, diced  4 cloves garlic, minced  1/2 head of cauliflower  1/4 tsp red pepper flakes  1/2 tsp dried thyme  1/2… Read More

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Food of the Month: Parsley

Care of Amy Symington  There are much worse things to have stuck in your teeth. According to our green biennial friend’s statistics, you should be kissing the chef who sprinkled your pasta primavera with this fresh, peppery and mild majestic herb. There are three main varieties of parsley. Curly and flat leaf (or Italian) parsley are two types that are leafy green herbs and are internationally used, while Hamburg parsley is a root vegetable and is the lesser known sibling. Curly or flat leaf parsley is a staple for any of those herb garden junkies out there and can be grown year round provided you bring them indoors when the snow starts to blow. Leafy parsley will stay green up until as late as late fall. Before winter shoos us and our herbs indoors, parsley plants should be kept in a lightly shaded area whether it be in your large luscious garden in the country or in a pot on your quaint urban bungalow’s balcony. Wherever your parsley may be planted you can rest assured because not only is parsley tasty, it will also save the rest of your garden’s goodness by attracting pesky flies, wasps and other insects to… Read More

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