Three Spring Alliums That Really Ramp Up the Flavor

Spring has sprung, and it brings with it all sorts of delicious alliums. From the uber-popular ramp to sweet and coy green garlic, these onion-adjacent plant parts bring fresh, savory flavors to everything they touch.

Source: Three Spring Alliums That Really Ramp Up the Flavor

Scapes stir fry well alongside Fiddlehead ferns, since neither need a particularly long time on heat to really blossom. Maybe a sweet pepper and OH! Shrimp! And some little bits of chicken breast.. and maybe the tiniest amount of tamari to stick it together with some good noodles…

Know that leeks are high in vitamin K.

Make Delicious, Snappy Sichuan Green Beans Without a Wok

Gan bian si ji dou—Sichuan-style dry-fried green beans with chilies and pickles—are one of the best and most mistranslated vegetable dishes in the world. The real version should be bright and light, featuring beans with blistered skins and snappy interiors and tossed with chili-flavored oil, Sichuan peppercorns, scallions, garlic, ginger, and chopped preserved mustard root. It’s a pretty far cry from the oily, drab, pork-smothered versions you find in Chinese take-out joints. While a bit of minced pork is not totally out of the question, it’s hardly a required ingredient.

Source: The Food Lab: For the Best Sichuan Dry-Fried Green Beans, Ditch the Wok and Turn on the Broiler

A word of caution – green [snap] beans have a fair amount of vitamin K in them:

  • 1 ounce/28 grams of green snap beans contains 4 mcg of vitamin K, 5% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • 1 cup/110 grams of green snap beans contains 15.8 mcg of vitamin K, 20% DV

Four Vegetables You Can Regrow on a Windowsill to Use Again Every Week

…the wonders of the kitchen don’t stop once you’ve finished cooking: Even once you’ve used however many scallions—or carrots or fennel fronds—as you need in a recipe, the others needn’t go in the compost. They can last a long time. A really long time. You just need to regrow them and—here’s another miraculous part—it only takes one week.

Here are four vegetables that only need one week of water and sunshine to regrow to a point where you can use them. You should change the water when it gets cloudy, but otherwise, this method requires barely any effort. Just chop, regrow, repeat:

Source: Use, Regrow, Repeat: 4 Vegetables that Regrow in One Week

Now for the bad news – they’re all foods/ingredients high in vitamin K:

If you’re on blood thinners – grow them, but give the majority to others.