Saturday, December 13, 2014

Local Box 12/11/14 - Vegan Greenling Meal Plan

Wow - Just look at this green explosion in this weeks box!!

truly amazing, so here is what all that is:

Brussels Sprouts Greens
Collard Greens
Butternut Squash
Rainbow Carrots with tops
Marrs Oranges
Yukon Potatoes

so apparently Brussel Sprout greens can be cooked like any other green, I i will probably sautee and serve with dash of vinegar and nutritional yeast, my fave way

Collard Greens - i've been seeing lots of recipes for collard wraps, so i think i want to do that, with some kind of peanut dipping sauce.

Lettuce - salads, i just made a really amazing vegan ceasar dressing with soaked cashews, lemon juice, capers ect.. i can't wait to have it on a salad

Turnips & Butternut roasted with some olive oil and salt, maybe these will go in the collard wraps

Persimmons - smoothies, with the oranges or tangerines

Kale - also smoothies, and massaged kale salads, my daughter is addicted to these

Potatoes - maybe mashed, maybe roasted

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Vegan Greenling - The Thanksgiving Edition

Oh lordy this is a food extravaganza filled post.
I have still to post from that last box AND because my next box would have fallen on Thanksgiving day, I got it the Monday before, which was perfect because I was able to use the contents for my Thanksgiving meal.

Ok first up let's get the last box out of the way, here are my makings:

Roasted the Kholrabi & the Radish, with olive oil and salt and OMG amazing

Green Onion Hummus - this was so good - here it is served on a whole wheat tortilla with some Trader Joe's frozen falafel

Here are those incredible Orange Cranberry Muffins - i am kind of addicted to them and so is my son

here is a curry simmer with collard greens as one of the many vegetables
Before cooking up
after it was all ready!

So onto Thanksgiving, the box arrived Monday - i was leaving wednesday for Thanksgiving in Marfa, so the timing was ideal!

I took pretty much the entire box with me:

Carrots w/tops
Yukina Spinach
Sweet Potatoes
Bibb Lettuce
Broccoli Greens
Marrs Oranges

I used the sweet potatoes  AND oranges in Rosemary Citrus Sweet Potatoes from Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas.

I also used the red potatoes from the last box that were still perfect, for Mashed Potatoes

Not from the box i Made a Kale and cranberry salad and fresh cranberry sauce

here is the plate of it all with a bunch of other stuff!

one day i Steamed the broccoli greens and sorrel together, wanting just a huge plate of greens - it tasted ok but wasn't a great idea, the sorrel is much less hardy and so while the broccoli greens were perfect, the sorrel was over cooked.

I don't have a photo but made a delish salad with the bibb lettuce, a carrot, a bell pepper i bought out in Marfa, a cut up raw kolhrabi i had left from the other box and mades some dressing with Just Mayo, lemon juice, mustard and balsamic.

Luckily i was house sitting so had a whole kitchen with which to cook!

Oh and i also made a carrot soup from Happy Herbivore!  super easy and my son even ate it

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Local Box 11/13/14 - Vegan Greenling Meal Plan

here's the contents - it was very leafy!

Japanese Turnip
Spanish Black Radish
Green Onions
Red Potatoes
Collard Greens
Marrs Oranges
Eureka Persimmons

so, the turnips and radishes had such huge greens, add that to the collards and rapini and it barely all fit in my fridge!

I gave the radish greens to the guinea pig because I love him :)

The Turnip Greens i have already actually used in a Dal dish that I just made from my own brain, i used one turnip too, sauteed the turnip in the spices, cumin, coriander, turmeric and coconut oil, then added the chopped up greens, then added that to some cooked dal, very delish altho not photogenic at all.

Probably will roast the turnips or add to some curry dishes, they look good!  here's a recipe for Roasted Turnips & Balsamic

also may try roasting the Kohlrabi! check this out - Roasted Kohlrabi - i'm just not into cold food right now :)

Radishes - heck, may roast these too, i have done that with the little red ones.

Red Potatoes & Turnip - i found a recipe for Autumn Vegetable Stew in the Thanksgiving Section of my Forks over Knives App - i think i must try that
There will be potatoes left over so i think i will just make some mashed potatoes and gravy for thanksgiving!

Also in that Forks over Knives recipe app i found a Green Onion Hummus so will use the green onions in that

Cilantro will top bean tacos and burritos

Collard Greens - i love these so much - i may make something simple like these Garlicky Collard Greens after all the fancy thanksgiving cooking

and last but not least those oranges!! I am totally craving these Orange Cranberry Muffins so THEY WILL BE MADE

My next box comes early because of Thanksgiving - so hopefully will post before then

Monday, November 3, 2014

Local Box 10/30/14 - Vegan Greenling Meal Plan

i know this pic says it's for the week before, but I swear it's the same contents I got except I got limes, and instead of the Collards i got Baby Bok Choy

Microgreens w/Flowers
Baby Bok Choy
Key Limes
Mixed Peppers
Watermelon Radish
Garlic Chives

Ok, I failed to do the Spicy Roasted Bok Choy with the last box so am determined this week!

Oranges Persimmons & Apples will be smoothies

Watermelon Radish - I may try roasting them - looks easy!  Roasted watermelon Radishes

Dill, and Avocado can go in this Avocado Dill Ranch dressing

Peppers, I have some Italian sausage that I love sauteing up with onion and peppers and eating like that or on pasta!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thug Greenling

I'm so loving my new Thug Kitchen cookbook!

First I made these very tasty Black Bean Squash enchiladas - they don't look like the beautyful photo in the cookbook, and they fell apart a little upon serving, but I would totally serve these to people.  I have actually never made enchiladas before so I gotta look into how not to have the tortillas fall apart!

First I made this Roasted Potato Salad - using the box potatoes and subbing cilantro from the box instead of parsley - I would totally take this to a potluck

Here is the persimmon chia pudding - it was OK, i might add dates or maple syrup next time to sweeten it up a bit, i used unsweetened coconut milk

Un-pictured are the peas - i just cooked em up plain to mix with rice or quinoa and greens and i had some leftover of that cashew cheeze that was good with it!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Local Box 10/16/14 - Vegan Greenling Meal Plan

Some repeats this week but that's cool, it's all stuff i love!  the only difference from the photo is my summer squash is yellow and I got the Mustard Greens instead of the red russian kale

Mibuna Mild Mustard Herb Bag

Broccoli Raab Greens

Baby Bok Choy

Mustard Greens


Field Peas

Summer Squash



Assorted Potatoes

Butternut Squash

Mibuna,  Broccoli Raab Greeens, and Mustard Greens - I will probably just steam, or saute these or add to kitchari of the week.

Baby Bok Choy - look at this Spicy Roasted Bok Choy Recipe - can't wait to make this!

Cilantro - always can use cilantro on tacos or maybe make some salsa

Field Peas - will just cook up and eat with rice and greens

Summer Sqash - I just got the book Thug Kitchen as there is a book signing tonight - and found Sweet Potato Squash & Black Beam Enchiladas, it also has a summer squash soup!

Persimmons - more smoothies with the apples!  however, i am very tempted by this Persimmon Chia Pudding

Potatoes - not sure, maybe roast or sautee up for some tacos, and there's a great Roasted Potato Salad recipe in that Thug Kitchen book

Butternut Sqash - after my delicious roasted squash last week, i'm afraid i have to repeat that.  too good for words

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Persimmon Smoothie & more...

I tried to look up some persimmon recipes and frankly just felt lazy about it all - so I revitalized my smoothies from last fall, using the apples too! - just tweaked slightly:

Almond milk, banana, persimmon, apple, almond butter, spinach, cinnamon, cardamom, chia.

Butternut Squash -  I used one of them in this delicious squash curry recipe that I got from Natural Epicurian - basically, squash, sweet potato, tomato, leek, curry spices.  so so so good.

I used the other one just mega roasted, skin on, with coconut oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and dash of cinnamon.  I think I could eat a whole squash in one sitting.

Black Eyed Peas - yes, i made this very tasty Hoppin' John from the Vegetarian Times cookbook, it has tempeh in it too.

I served it with rice and a dollop of the Dill & Chive Cashew Cheese which i have eaten also just spread on a rice cake and kind of on anything - like the steamed Baby Chard & Collard Mix