Seasonal eating can get pretty tough this time of year, especially when you’re trying to incorporate healthy, fresh ingredients. When inspiration is in short supply, I head out to the market to look for something new. I love hunting for unexpected ingredients, and experimenting with new flavors — unique ingredients like fennel or kohlrabi can lend surprising crunch and texture to ordinary winter dishes. Fennel has a subtle licorice flavor with a crisp, celery-like texture. And kohlrabi is crunchy and just a little sweet, lying somewhere between jicama and potato. Paired up with parsley and red onion, these seasonal ingredients make for a unique and refreshing winter salad.