Braised Leeks Recipe

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Braised Leeks Recipe

Guys!  and Gals!  Before I get to the Braised Leeks Recipe (at the bottom of page) You know how I’ve been talking about healthy guts?  Well if you didn’t know that, check out some of my write ups on… shhh…. don’t laugh… the farting article; or check out my How To Heal Digestive Issues article.  Anyway, please stay tuned for new recipes and health tips that I post each week (sometimes I go two weeks, but I’m trying to get more consistent with getting this good info out to you guys).

Anyway if you are like most people, you like to eat.  I love to eat!  But this past year, I’ve been noticing some more than usual belly issues such as acid reflux, heartburn, gas, constipation, other digestive oddities.  The more people I talk to about this, especially ladies in their late twenties to late thirties, the more common these issues seem.  I’m generally a healthy eater or so I thought, but lately I’ve been paying closer attention and am determined to get my gut back in top notch working order. So far, I’m having MUCH SUCCESS… Yay!  I hope you too give it a try and find what natural ways will work for you.

Maybe you’ve heard about bone broth or kefir, lemon / lime water… build up your good bacteria, HCL, Digestive enzymes… cut out sweets and excess carbs yada yada yada… These are all GREAT choices and I encourage you to get regular with these choices!! At least until you notice your belly getting back in good working order.  But what I’m really here to share with you today is the good news about….

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Wait for it….

Braised Leeks Recipe

What would happen if you were to tell your husband or boyfriend that you were making Braised Leeks for dinner tonight?

 

Well mine just rolled his eyes back into his head and looked as though he’d been pushed into a pool of squirmy leaches.  I guess he’s not too excited about having them for dinner tonight.

Plan B…  slice them up really small and bury them in with other foods that he does like, he’ll never know.  Food is funny like that.

Onward with the Braised Leek Recipe!

Directions:

Slice up your Leeks. I slice down the center length wise and just slice half way through.  This allows you to open the leeks layer by layer without separating them.  It’s a great way to wash the insides.  Cut away some of the top dark green part. This is still good and full of nutrients, so don’t get rid of all of it!  Then Slice thinly all the way to the base of the leek.  Trim off the base and discard.

  • Lightly saute leeks in either coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil for a few minutes
  • Add pinch of sea salt
  • Add pinch of rosemary
  • Add pinch of garlic (optional)
  • After a few minutes of sauteing,  ADD 1/4 cup of Broth and simmer for 5 minutes
  • You now have yourself a tasty and nutritious side dish of Braised Leeks

*If you must hide your leeks to trick your picky eaters… I suggest adding them in with beans, potatoes, other greens such as swiss chard or kale.

What are Leeks Good For?

  • Cardiovascular health!!  Think blood vessels, stroke prevention, lowering blood pressure
  • Easing digestion and promoting and increasing removal of waste!  AKA Good for the Pooper!
  • Good amount of soluble and insoluble fiber
  • Good source of Vitamin A as well as Folic Acid (Pregnant ladies… try these out)
  • Also if it’s good for removing waste, it’s good for your skin!
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One last note of wisdom… for the boys.. or the girls who are grossed out by idea of leeks… BE BRAVE and BOLD and Go for It!  The things (foods) you fear most, might in fact be or become your favorites.

Buon Appetito!

 

 

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Kathleen Crandall

Fitness and Wellness Enthusiast, Creative Writer, Pilates Instructor, Wife of Wonderful Husband, Mommy to an Amazing Pug, Nature lover, and Food Fan.

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