Thyme-Scented Fennel and Leek Soup

A luscious spring soup that's dairy-free, vegan, and can be enjoyed by people with nut allergies. Pumpkin seeds are the super star of this recipe. By lightly toasting and pureeing them, you can create a light but creamy soup with subtle nutty undertones, which everyone can eat. Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as a source of the mineral zinc. They benefit your heart, liver and immune system, help fight diabetes, and offer unique benefits for men’s prostate health and women’s relief of menopause symptoms as well. This rich and creamy soup is loaded with layers of flavor - also outstanding served chilled, enjoy!!

Lemony Fennel Tuna Salad

Vibrant Method Test Kitchen “Original Recipe”.

This is one of my favorite lunch salads or a 'lazy weekend' snack for when I'm hungry but don't quite know what for. I usually buy a fennel bulb each week as a staple veggie, so this recipe was inspired by my lonely fennel who was begging to be included in the tuna salad. All other ingredients are always kept on hand making this refreshing salad a regular in my weekly rotation. Vitamin C-rich fennel is a crunchy and slightly sweet, adding a refreshing contribution to this dish. Lemon juice, mustard, and english cucumber add a much needed brightness and acidity to dress up a boring can of tuna fish. *Note - Be mindful of the canned tuna fish you purchase. Always read your labels and make sure your seafood is wild-caught, sustainable, and packed with only pure ingredients. For an added grain element, you can always mix in a serving of cooked Quinoa if you have leftovers on hand.

Spring Asparagus & Fennel Sauté

Vibrant Method “Approved Recipe” sourced from Recipe to Nourish.

Nothing says SPRING like ASPARAGUS! These beautiful green spears are abundant in all grocery stores during the spring months. At home, I prepare asparagus a few times a week during peak season. Asparagus is known to be excellent for supporting the kidneys + helps support digestion. It’s a great source of folate + vitamins A, B6, C, E and K. It has antioxidants + supports natural cellular health. Its also perfect for weight management due to its Inulin content. Since it does not have a long shelf life, it is important to store bottoms sitting in water {like in a mason jar} or wrapped with a damp, clean kitchen towel to help keep it fresh.