by Kristina, Mountain Solid, Water Reflecting Sangha
8 stalks of celery, scrubbed and ends trimmed (chop and reserve leaves)
1/2 cup of vegetable stock
1 tbsp sesame (or other) oil
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Optional seasonings (e.g., nutmeg, smoked paprika)
1. Cut celery into 1-inch slices on the diagonal.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add celery and seasonings. Cook until celery starts to become tender.
3. Add broth, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook for 5 minutes longer, allowing the broth to reduce and celery to caramelize a bit.
4. Garnish with chopped leaves and serve immediately.