A plate full of colorful vegetables is always appealing, especially when you understand how healthy eating contributes to a healthier body. And this simple little dish packs a punch! As root vegetables, celery root and carrots benefit your Stomach and Spleen. Garlic and leeks support your Liver function, and red pepper gives your Heart a boost. For an added treat, make a healthy taco by putting some grilled fish in a warm tortilla, then topping with these colorful vegetables and a little slice of avocado.

Yields1 Serving
 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
 3 cloves of garlic, diced
 1 leek, diced
 1 celery root, peeled and cut into 1/8” sticks, or smaller
 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/8” sticks
 3/4 cup vegetable broth or water
 1/2 red pepper, cut into 1/4″ sticks
 4 leaves of basil, chopped
1

Place olive oil and garlic in a sauté pan over medium heat.

2

Add the leeks and let sauté until fragrant.

3

Add the celery root and carrots and mix the vegetables around the pan.

4

Then add the broth and cook, partly covered, about 30 minutes or until tender.

5

Mix in the red peppers and sauté about 5 minutes longer, or until the peppers soften.

6

Garnish with the chopped basil.

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Ingredients

 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
 3 cloves of garlic, diced
 1 leek, diced
 1 celery root, peeled and cut into 1/8” sticks, or smaller
 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/8” sticks
 3/4 cup vegetable broth or water
 1/2 red pepper, cut into 1/4″ sticks
 4 leaves of basil, chopped

Directions

1

Place olive oil and garlic in a sauté pan over medium heat.

2

Add the leeks and let sauté until fragrant.

3

Add the celery root and carrots and mix the vegetables around the pan.

4

Then add the broth and cook, partly covered, about 30 minutes or until tender.

5

Mix in the red peppers and sauté about 5 minutes longer, or until the peppers soften.

6

Garnish with the chopped basil.

MATCHSTICK VEGETABLE SAUTE’

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