Cooking with Haylie Pomroy | Healthy Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic and Red Onion

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We are going a bit stir crazy here so we decided to do a Facebook Live video after my family wanted asparagus for lunch.

It’s critical to nourish your body with plenty of alkalizing veggies right now. Asparagus is a high alkaline food, and it’s also immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory, so it checks all the boxes!

Your body needs a healthy pH right now. Veggies help, so eat 3-5 servings per day. If you don’t get enough veggies, your body has a hard time stabilizing your pH. When your body has a stable pH, it’s hard for things like viruses to take hold.

You can cook these the Phase 2 way with some vegetable broth or the Phase 3 way with oil. I’m using grapeseed oil. First dice up some red onion and a handful of garlic cloves, traumatizing the garlic a bit before chopping it up to release its healthful compounds.

I find red onion helps to balance out the bitterness of cruciferous vegetables like asparagus. Toss your onion and garlic in a pan with a drizzle of grapeseed oil and saute.

Browning the garlic and onions a bit before adding the asparagus really amps up the flavor. Then add the asparagus, with the heat on medium. Cover for a bit, then come back with tongs and turn them gently.

When they start to soften, uncover and crank up the heat to brown them slightly. But don’t overcook or over-stir. I hate smooshy vegetables, especially asparagus, green beans and brussels sprouts!

Interestingly, my husband was not a fan of veggies when we met, but now he loves them, and even does a great job cooking them!

When they’re almost done, add your spices. This way, they don’t cook away. Especially important if you’re investing in quality seasonings and salt that contains nourishing zinc, copper and selenium. We love using Celtic Salt—the toasted sesame one with garlic—and Simply Organic’s Grind to a Salt.

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Today I wanted to empower you all and help you feel comfortable in your kitchen. Remember to eat your veggies!

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