Each week, I try to make at least one new recipe, usually with seasonal veggies and as colorful as I can. (I take “eat the rainbow” quite literally.) Although I thought I had recently been pretty varied in my recipe creations, it turns out quite a few of them have been featuring one special spring ingredient – asparagus. Although asparagus has an unfortunate “odoriferous” reputation ;) it is without a doubt, one of the most delicious and versatile veggies, particularly during Seattle spring season.
Beyond the tasty crunch that asparagus adds to dishes, it is full of wonderful nutrients, including, but not limited to, vitamin K, B vitamins, folic acid, antioxidants, and a special compound called glutathione, a detoxifying compound. Apparently, eating asparagus at dinner can even help prevent a hangover! Others claim it is an aphrodisiac. Clearly there is good reason to eat plenty of these yummy green spears. Which leads me to a few of the ways I’ve been enjoying my asparagus lately. These are just some ideas, not complete recipes, so feel free to leave me a comment or send me a message if you’d like more details about one of the dishes! And as always, let these be inspiration for your own creations!