By Lisa Elaine Held for Well+Good This winter, if you see a vibrant woman full of energy, with glowing skin, strolling through the East Village sipping a steaming, hot beverage, it may not be coffee. It could be grass-fed beef broth, made with bones and infused with ginger. On Monday, renowned chef and Hearth owner Marco Canora introduced Brodo, New York City’s first take-out window devoted to sippable broths—and he’s betting on the fact that people will be intrigued by both the health benefits and the taste.
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This bright soup is so delicious and costs less than $10 to make! Make the most of abundant seasonal produce with this fresh dish starring leeks, potatoes, green beans, and parsley. An herb puree made with parsley and oil adds a richness and shot of vibrant green color. 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 medium leeks (white and light-green parts only), halved lengthwise, cut into 1/4-inch slices, rinsed well, and drained Coarse salt and ground pepper 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and halved 4 cups parsley leaves (from 1 bunch) 1. In a medium pot, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high.
Photo credit: James Ransom, Food52 Tennyson famously wrote that “in the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” For some of us, however, ‘tis the season our fancies turn—obsessively—to seasonal produce. The farmer’s market starts glowing with tulips and ramps, morels, and asparagus. But don’t totally kick that winter staple—soup—to the curb just yet. This asparagus soup is just as appropriate for Meatless Monday self-sustenance as it is for entertaining. It’s fortified with Thai aromatics (lemongrass, coconut milk, and ginger), spiced with black pepper, and amped up with a spritz of acidity from lemon juice. Thai-Inspired Asparagus Soup From Food52 1 large onion, chopped 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or canola oil 3 pounds asparagus (after trimming an inch off the stalk) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1.5 cups coconut milk 4-5 cups chicken or vegetable broth 3 tablespoons finely minced lemongrass 3 tablespoons finely chopped ginger 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1.
No cream required: Tahini gives this soup its buttery flavor and silky texture — and makes a serving of dark leafy greens unusually enticing.
This is a far cry from army-green split pea soup. Cooking the peas briefly retains their vibrant color, and the addition of fresh herbs keeps the finished soup looking and tasting bright. Delicious warm or chilled, it’s a springtime staple. SEE MORE: 15 Food That Are Better Frozen Ingredients: * 3 tablespoons unsalted butter * 1 medium onion, chopped * 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided * 6 cups shelled fresh peas (from about 6 pounds pods) or frozen peas, thawed * 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves * 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves * Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper * 1/4 cup crème fraîche or sour cream * 2 tablespoons heavy cream or water * Chopped fresh chives (for serving) SEE MORE: 5 Easy Ways to Make Your Chocolate Chip Cookies Even Better Preparation: Melt butter in a large heavy pot over medium heat.
recipe by The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen, photo by Romulo Yanes INGREDIENTS: * 6 ounces ground chicken (about 3/4 cup) * 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs * 6 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan, divided, plus more for garnish * 4 garlic cloves, 2 minced, 2 thinly sliced * 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives * 1 large egg, whisked to blend * Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper * 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil * 1 leek, white and pale-green parts only, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds * 5 cups low-salt chicken broth * 3/4 cup ditalini or other small pasta * 1 cup 1/2-inch rounds peeled carrots * 1 cup (packed) baby spinach * Chopped fresh basil SEE MORE: 25 Ways to Use Sriracha PREPARATION: Mix chicken, breadcrumbs, 3 Tbsp. Parmesan, 2 minced garlic cloves, chives, egg, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a medium bowl. Form into 1/2-inch-diameter meatballs (makes about 28). Heat oil in a small pot over medium heat.