About a month ago I got really excited about juicing after watching a documentary called "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead." The man in the film goes on a 2 month long juice fast, which I was definitely not prepared to do. I wasn't even prepared to do the more standard 7-10 day juice fast. But I did like the idea of using juices to consume large quantities of raw vegetables in a more palatable manner. So I bought a ton of veggies and went to work.
I started with a recipe from the doc's website and added a little to it, using carrots, bell pepper, apple, ginger, golden beet, fennel, and mango.
Gorgeous color! I used too much ginger, though, it had quite a kick.
Ratatouille - a delicious french vegetable dish that is usually kind of like a stew. I found a recipe from WendyinKK that was inspired by the more upscale version presented in the Disney film. Beautifully sliced veggies layered in a casserole - this is so gorgeous and hearty. It is time consuming though, so be prepared.
Eggplant, bell pepper, roma tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini. You will probably want to bust out the mandolin slicer for this one, unless your knife skills are really good.
Such beautiful slices! You will need to saute the eggplant and squash slices to release their moisture and enhance their flavor.
Spring vegetables are delicate and fresh and I think that one of the best ways to utilize them is in a quiche. Fluffy eggs, creamy cheese, and flaky buttery crust - what's not to love? I used spinach and leeks this time, but zucchini and asparagus work great too!