February 27, 2012
celerywin

For years I've wanted to like this stalky stuff, and now I've finally figured out my strategy for eating it.

1. with almond butter. for some reason this is a better pairing than peanut butter for me.
2. in juice. as in, freshly-pressed juice to start your morning. (i bought a juicer, and i've got a new hobby.) i have been sipping a few celery stalks, a few carrots, and a bit of orange every day. apples make the most awesome mix, so i try to save those for an extra sweet glass on the weekends.

Do you eat celery? I like that it's one of the cheapest veggies to buy organically. I find myself grabbing a couple bunches every time we go to the store now.

15 comments:

Kaitlyn Luce said...

Yes! I'm one of those crazy ones that will just break off a stalk of celery and munch on it for a snack. So good! We normally just eat ours in salad! :-)

Eeny said...

I have never really cared for celery. I tried it a hundred times, but can't get myself to like it.

I eat it if it is cooked and in a soup like minestrone or in jambalaya, or anything but whenever I cook a recipe calling for celery, I'd leave it out.

Marilyn said...

Oh gosh, I've also become a recent convert (though any nut butter does the trick for me). I'll even pre-load the stalks with nut butter and stick them in the fridge. :-)

cecilia said...

my college roommate and i made up a few food rules:
1. anything is better with either peanut butter or ranch dressing.
2. celery is the worst food ever because it is greatly improved by BOTH.

i'll have to try it in juice :)

Peel The Pieces said...

I love that you just posted this! I started a juice diet about 30 days ago and hate celery, but LOVE juiced celery!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Never thought of celery in a juice or smoothie. Thanks for the thought!

Amanda said...

This might sound crazy but I forgot about celery! I haven't had any in ages. It's going on my shopping list for sure!

Chiara said...

Best way to eat celery for me is with honey. It's a great snack! I'm so glad you found ways to love this crunchy, juicy vegetable!

Brooke said...

try it with some hummus too! yum!

Anonymous said...

Missing you like crazy--hope so much that all is perfectly perfect! Hurry back to us.

xo, Mary Ann in Vermont

marta said...

thinking of you, summ. hope your spring is turning out to be beautiful. wishing you happy strolls with hadley.

Aly said...

Juicing? Never thought of that, must try. Have you heard that celery is actually "negative" in calories? It apparently takes your body more energy to digest it than you actually get from eating it. Wondering if that was actually true?

Nessa Bixler said...

Popped in for some recipe inspiration. Hoping all is well and good in your world. Soaking up all those baby Hadley moments and happiness!

Kirstin Anne said...

Hmmm sounds great to juice it with the other things! I usually use it in what is commonly referred to as "the holy trinity" in Cajun cooking, which is basically a sofrito of celery, green peppers and onion. It's a great base for a lot of soups and stews. Still working on liking it raw.. With peanut butter and raisins.

heather said...

i'm so excited to see your header updated! i've been worried about you since you haven't updated for so long; have been praying. hope you have been busy with fun things!

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