February is just a few days away! Love, football, and delicious food are in the air and we can’t get enough. The shortest month of the year brings us many delicious winter veggies that we simply can’t wait to devour. Keep reading to find out the best foods to stock your pantry with this month!
4 Foods in Season This Month
Cabbage is an inexpensive leafy green that can be used in a wide variety of dishes. This versatile vegetable can be enjoyed both cooked and raw and is commonly used as a stand-alone side dish.
We’ve partnered with the king of barbecue, Myron Mixon, to create a coleslaw that is sure to impress guests. Use it as a side or to top a pulled pork sandwich—the possibilities are endless.
If you’re looking for the ultimate comfort food, try the Fried Herb Chicken with Apple-Cabbage Coleslaw from The New York Times Cooking. The sweet crunch from the apple-cabbage coleslaw combined with the savory, crispy skin makes for a hearty meal the whole family will love.
Broccoli has made a major comeback. What was once a boring, steamed side dish has now become a delicious main, injected with flavor. Roasted, grilled, raw—there’s no wrong way to cook broccoli, not to mention all the health benefits you’ll get from just a serving.
At Chef’d, we love adapting to the ever-changing food trends. We’ve partnered with Spoon Fork Bacon to bring you a truly gourmet dish that’s simple to create in your own home. The Sour Cherry Gastrique Rack of Lamb is bursting with rich flavor. This dish is made with a side of seasoned broccoli, roasted to perfection in a way that will leave your mouth watering.
On the other side of the spectrum, Prevention has created a power bowl filled with our favorite bushy greens to transform a simple stir-fry into something that you’ll crave time and time again. Give the Orange Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry a try tonight!
Fennel can be enjoyed in many different ways. The bulb, stalk, leaves, and seeds are all edible, making this one of the most versatile veggies in its class. The strong licorice flavor is a great addition to many Italian style dishes to create a hearty, textured dish.
We have many fennel meal kits in our marketplace. The elegant Mahi-Mahi and Fennel dish from the American Diabetes Association is a quick and easy dish where fennel is truly the star. If you’re easing into fennel for the first time, the Snapper with Fennel, Onion, and Tomato dish by Melissa D’Arabian lets fennel stay out of the way of the other, bolder flavors in the dish, but adds a touch of crunchiness that rounds out the meal.
What’s a parsnip? A parsnip is a root vegetable that is a combination of carrots and parsley. If you’ve never cooked with these pale vegetables before, just think of them like a sweet potato. They can be roasted with herbs, boiled and mashed, or chopped and used as a side—their versatility is endless.
For a gourmet spin on parsnips, give our Ocean Trout dish a try. Parsnips are roasted to perfection in a maple glaze to create an exceptionally sweet flavor to cut the savory sea bass.
If you’re looking for something a little lighter, the Honey Mustard Chicken with Roasted Vegetables by AllRecipes is a great option. Cubed squash, parsnips, and sweet potatoes form a flavorful bed for the mustard-infused chicken, completing this quick and easy meal.