Leeks are in season! This versatile vegetable is great for seasonal soups, sautees, and braises as the weather is turning cooler. Leeks are rich in Vitamin K, which helps in blood coagulation and binding calcium to bones and other tissues.
Vitamin K is fat-soluble, so it's best to prepare leeks with a small amount of oil or animal fat. If you're looking for new side dishes, clean and slice some leeks, then saute them over a low heat with mushrooms and cubed squash or new potatoes, which are also in season.