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Simple Early Spring Vegetables Recipe

Simple Early Spring Vegetables Recipe

This recipe is just about as simple as it gets, but filled with the flavors and colors of spring vegetables like new peas and asparagus. When we use the freshest ingredients we can find, we nourish ourselves in a deep and satisfying way.

It is so liberating to eat simply! Share the tender harvest of spring with your family today.

Use the freshest, most tender produce available.


4 tablespoons oil or butter
3 onions, sliced in rings
6 outer leaves of new lettuce, chopped
2 cups peas
2 carrots, sliced
2 cups asparagus, cut in pieces
1 cup tiny new potatoes

1. Heat oil in heavy pot. Add vegetables. Cover and cook over slow fire, stirring occasionally.

2. When carrots are tender, take off fire and serve.

Serves 4.

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Adapted from Simple Food for the Good Life by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green,1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Helen Nearing. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from Simple Food for the Good Life by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green,1999).

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12:52PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

I love easy cooking! Thanks.

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2:33AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Thanks Annie.

2:06AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

thanks for sharing, care2 has the best recipes

3:38PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

thanks for sharing.

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Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

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7:43AM PDT on May 3, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

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5:10PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Healthy recipe. Thanks.

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