Utilize Winter's Bounty
Winter has a lot more to offer aside from carrots and potatoes. Hardy root vegetables that grow completely underground are bountiful during the colder seasons. They can be spicy or mild, sweet or savory, or some combination thereof. For a fun switch up from the usual, try integrating one or more of these under-utilized root vegetables into your winter recipes.
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Salsify is one of my absolute favorite root vegetables. This ancient vegetable is nutty, rich and earthy and has a flavor profile that some liken to an artichoke or even an oyster. It comes in two hues: creamy white and bark-like black. Either is delicious and healthful, so don't pass it by if you see it at your local green market. When I find salsify root at the market, I like to make it the centerpiece of the meal. Try it in this creamy soup recipe and serve it with a warm loaf of rustic seedy bread for a positively fantastic winter meal:
Creamy salsify soup recipe