Celery develops from a round root (also called celeriac) that can have a diameter of up to 8 inches and is often an overlooked ingredient. Celery root can be used as a soup or stew vegetable or as a roasted root vegetable. It can also be boiled and blended into a silky puree as a side dish. In addition to being delicious, it contains vitamins A and K, sodium and potassium, as well as calcium, soluble fiber and vitamin C. Celery root stimulates saliva and bile flow, has a strong diuretic and alkaline effect, i.e. it helps to neutralize excess acid. This is another great vegetable to incorporate into a weekly meal plan!
Did you know that celery root is packed with great nutrients? Also known as celeriac, German Celery or knob celery is a fabulous autumn vegetable. It has a high proportion of essential oils, which give celeriac it’s distinct aroma. Celeriac has a high content of potassium, calcium, iron and phosphorus. In addition, B complex vitamins and vitamins C, E and A make it particularly valuable from a nutritional point of view.
Continue to put celery root on your menu. It can be enjoyed in soups, stews, fried as pancake or raw in salads; it’s great as a side dish, mashed or pureed.
Vegetable purees are great to avoid waste of produce. You can take one type of vegetable or combinations such as:
cauliflower celery puree
carrot cauliflower puree
pumpkin carrot puree
broccoli cauliflower puree
zucchini celery puree … just try them all!
Vegetables in line with your plan
Spices: salt, pepper, 1 pinch of nutmeg
When in Phase 2 with oil: 1 TBsp. oil
in Phase 3 or 4 you can also use some coconut milk
Steam vegetables, puree with a little vegetable broth, add a salt and pepper to taste. Add a healthy oil (e.g., olive oil, walnut oil, argan oil, etc. / or flax seed oil after taking from heat) depending on your taste and puree well, till the puree becomes creamy! If you like, you can add 1 TBsp. chopped herbs or finely chopped salad leftovers.
Add protein according to your plan and enjoy!
Garlic clove, chopped
Red onion, chopped
Rye Bread Croutons
- Cook the garlic, onion and celery over a low heat for five minutes, until softened.
- Add the vegetable stock and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
- Blend with hand blender.
- Serve with Rye croutons.