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I love substituting leeks for onions in certain recipes. If you haven’t ever tasted a leek before, they are related to the onion and garlic. Leeks look like giant green onions and have a mild onion flavor.

Rather than forming a bulb, like an onion, the leek resembles a stalk or stem. They are composed of many delicate layers that are often full of dirt and sand, so you have to clean them before use. So, check out my Kitchen Tips post on How To Clean Leeks.

When purchasing leeks, look for leeks that have a white stem and are crisp. Leeks that have withered tops, yellowing, or discolored leaves are less fresh and not ideal for using. Pass on any leeks that have mushy areas or look overly mangled.

Easy Colcannon Recipe (Irish Mashed Potatoes with Leeks and Kale)

Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato recipe combined with leeks and kale. It’s that time of year again and this green-filled dish is perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day Menu. Come learn all about Colcannon, how to make Colcannon Potatoes, and my best tips and tricks for preparing your very best Colcannon.

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Quiche Lorraine

This easy Quiche Lorraine recipe features leeks, bacon, and shredded gruyere cheese. A showstopper for any breakfast or brunch! Click HERE to save this recipe for Quiche Lorraine! Quiche Lorraine Recipe Quiche Lorraine is perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, and…BABY SHOWERS! Today we’re celebrating our friend Aimee from Simple Bites. For months Aimee has been …

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How to Make Asparagus Risotto (Delicious Risotto with Spring Vegetables)

This Pea and Asparagus Risotto Recipe is a delicious dish for springtime. This spring risotto features leeks, fresh asparagus, fresh peas, and mascarpone cheese with a touch of fresh lemon and parmesan cheese. Creamy Risotto can be served as a side dish, but it also makes a wonderful Spring meatless main dish for your dinner table.

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Creamy Chicken Soup with Wild Rice, Leeks and Mushrooms and Cranberry Apple Crisp

Now that it is getting cool and I am much more inclined to cook a meal. I don’t mind warming up the kitchen a bit and I’m craving heartier meals. The soup was a product of experimentation – turning another dish I’ve made into a soup. I also had leftover leeks from another meal. Dessert …

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