Saturday, July 4, 2015

Vegan Greenling Meals - Fourth of July!



it's been quite a while folks and i apologize - seems i've been too busy to actually make stuff from the box and have resorted to just steaming a veg, making a quick salad and chomping on the fruit as is. Which is all good and delicious and nutritious

Got an amazing box on 6/29 and layed it all out on my counter and failed to take a photo - booooo

but here's what it had

Finglerling potatoes
Heirloom Garlic
Mixed tomatoes
Spaghetti Squash
Multiplying Onions - ??? not sure what that means
Bibb Lettuce
Avocado
Eggplant
Mango
Bell Pepper

again no photos but I have already eaten an amazing salad of just the lettuce and one of the tomatoes that i just splashed with balsamic only.  That tomato was was the most delish thing I've ever eaten. i could eat a million just plain

I baked that spaghetti squash and ate it with just some balsamic, pepper and nutritional yeast.

Bell pepper had some raw as a snack!

Today for a 4th of july pot luck my boyfriend who is a gooood cook made this incredible potato salad from the fingerling potaotos (we suplemented with another bag of them from Wheatsville)
Roasted the potatos with some olive oil, salt and pepper then tossed with a combo of unsweetened coconut yogurt & vegenaise, some of the multiplying onions, dill and garlic (shhhhh we won't tell the other people it's vegan)




Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vegan Greenling Meals - Local Box 4/20/15

This week, 4/20 symbolized the arrival of my box of beauty, health, vitatlity and life!



Dinosaur Kale
Cilantro
Lettuce
Carrots
Valencia Oranges
Swiss Chard
Zucchini
Watermelon Radishes
Strawberries

I have lately started to seriousy pump up my vegetable consumption - the lovely Chef AJ who is a plant based chef and weight loss guru suggests eating 2lbs a day, 1lb for breakfast. And I'm doing that! I have to say i do feel a vitality i haven't felt in a while.  

So what that means is that it's 4 days since i got my box and I've used so much of it already!

Kale - I love sauteeing Kale with onions and mushrooms in low sodium veggie broth, and sprinlking with balsamic vinegar and a bit of nutritional yeast.  Also, we've been out of spinach so I've been putting a leaf of this in my kid's morning smoothies and they haven't complained....so that's a WIN

Cilantro - I could throw cilantro on anything and it makes me happy, but see below with the Chard for a recipe

Lettuce - GIANT SALAD - look at this bounty  - it has the carrots and the watermelon raddish also! Oh i think for the reast of the head of lettuce I'll add strawberries to the next salad



Carrots - some whent into that salad but I will likely steam some for breakfast or snack and throw a few in my son's lunchbox. He like them steamed with Earth Balance and salt and pepper. Also made a juice for my friend Zoe with some of the oranges!





Valencia Oranges - mmmm fruit salad.  with the Strawberries,  banana, pinapple, mango and flax 



Swiss Chard - this recipe of Swiss Chard and Chickpeas was perfect! I had parsley, garlic, onion, tomato paste   and a can of chickpeas, cilantro and chard from the box - it was very very tasty



Zuchhini - it was so big and perfect I'm gonna spiralize it and figure out a sauce. Check back!


Happy veggie eating!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Vegan Greenling Meals - Local Box 4/6/15

I love getting my box on Mondays! It kind of sets the stage for the week of joy:

here's what i got:

Baby Collard Greens
Spearmint
Green Onion
Oyster Mushroom
Lettuce
Kale
Strawberries
Meyer Lemons
Sweet Potato

i really only need to say one word  - and that is TACO's!!

I am going to make Oyster Mushroom Tacos and you know what? I may just throw in the Collards to super food it all up

Otherwise the Baby Collards are likely to end up in a smoothie - I've been back at the early early gym routine and sometimes make up a smothie the night before and just blend up in the morn.

Spearmint - the first thing i thought of when I saw this beautiful bunch of leaves was minty water. Not sure why, but I can picture an ice cold mason jar full of water and mint.  Refreshing!

I can also make this very yum looking Strawberry Mint Smoothie!
I can add mint to any smoothie really

Kale - now both my kids are obsessed with kale saleds massaged with Annie's Goddess dressing - so I'll probably get none of this - can i complain really??

meanwhile here is a picture of an amazing salad i made with the lettuce, micro greens, watermelon radish & fennel from the last box. I added a dressing made with tahini, red wine vinegar and the oregano. It was absolutely amazing.








Monday, March 23, 2015

Vegan Greenling Meals - Local Box 3/23/15

i love the bounty of a new box full of beautiful fruit & veggies!




Here's what came today:

Heirloom Garlic
Oregano
Grapefruit
Fennel
Sweet Potatoes
Microgreens
Swiss Chard
Watermelon Radish
Green Leaf Lettuce
Brussells Sprouts

Except i can't actually see any brussel sprouts, well except extremely tiny ones, like the beginnings of ones, so honestly, I'm not sure what to do.... I will investigate further and see

here's what it looks like!



Heirloom Garlic - well, they are so beautiful, and purple. I'm probably just gonna saute them with something, onions, tomatoes, beans, and make tacos, or scratch the beans and make a pasta sauce. with the Oregano too!
Could also use the garlic with the Swiss Chard 

I will also use the aromatic Oregano in a salad dressing to top the Lettuce and Micro Greens

Sweet Potatoes - I just eat them all the time - lately i've been steaming them and mashing up and putting in tacos, or roasting and eating as home fries.

Fennel - I haven't decided yet - but I found this great list of Top Ten Vegan & Vegetarian Fennel Recipes - so one of those fo sho


Meanwhile - here is what I did with the Collard Greens from last box - beautiful almost raw wraps that I shared with my dear friend Rochelle after some yoga and talk:


I steamed the leaves a little to get them softer, then made this Sweet Ginger Dressing - and we filled them with bell peppers, grated carrots, cucumbers, spiralized beets, red cabbage, avocado & Nutritional Yeast and they were nothing short of incredible!






Monday, March 16, 2015

Vegan Greenling Meals - Local Box 3/9/15

Hi gang - it's been AGES since I posted - I've been all consumed by packing and moving to my new house, and my new delivery day of Mondays!

I got my first box last week - so exciting - and perfect timing, my fridge was bare, I had been existing on packaged food and take out during all the upheaval.

Also I've decided to add onto this blog and post about other local vegan eats, new products, surprise vegan items at local restaurants ect...

back to business - here are the box contents:

Lettuce
Rainbow Carrots
Cauliflower
Parsley
Turnips
Avocado
Grapefruit
Green Onions
Green Garlic
Collard Greens

seeing as I've had the box for a week i've already made a bunch of yummy stuff

Salad, with Rainbow carrots, and avocado and apples.



another salad with carrots and a few raw cauliflower florets



Cauliflower:
I made a Cauliflower rissoto with half of it - you put the cauliflower in the food processor till it's the consistency of rice adn then saute with garli, ocnion and ad some broth and other things and simmer till soft, soooo tasty


Than I used the other half with the turnips to make Clauliflower/Turnip mash. Steamed them up then mash in the food processor, add Earth Balance, salt pepper, splash of plant milk and some nutritional yeast, so delicious.



Green Onions - i have been using these chopped up on everything this week, tacos, salads, lentil soup...

I want to make wraps with the Collard Greens.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Local Box 1/22/15 - Vegan Greenling Meal Plan

I'm still gettting really into eating about 80% Raw right now- it's so much fun to explore

so this weeks delights: (box shows kholrabi that came in some box, i got kale instead)




Lettuce
Chinese Celery
French Sorrel
Pea Shoots
Cabbage
Red Kale
Butternut Squash
Turnips w/tops
Myer Lemon
Oranges


So of course Salads with the Lettuce, Cabbage, Sorrel & Pea Shoots

Also maybe this Lemony Green Sorrel Smoothie

and I'm kinda into this Pea Shoot & Pear Green Smoothie

Kale - a kale salad, i've never had the red Kale, will try in a smoothie too

Chinese Celery. This is a new one to me, it looks a bit like Italian parsley on the leaves and there is no thick stalk like traditional celery. I took a bite and it was quite strong, I don't think I would want it raw. Research shows it's added to soups and stir fries for flavor.  A noodle soup sounds good

Oranges - I'm kind of obsessed with smoothies made with Orange, Spinach & Basil

Butternut Squash - I have not made a butternut sqash soup yet this season! must do




Thursday, January 22, 2015

Raw Burritos & Rainbows

I made so many amazing raw dishes this week. I really kind of like the raw dishes, there's a lot of variety even when using many of the same ingredients. And altho there is so much prep with chopping and mixing, it generally all comes together so fast and the clean up is soooo easy.

I used the Collards for two different but similar things - a veggie wrap with carrot ribbons, cucumber, avocado & tomato




and here are the amazing raw burritos from Fully Raw Kristina  here is the youtube video on how to make them: RAW BURRITO

Making the burrito





then I also made a couple of incredible colorful salads. I've always loved big salads but for some reason when eating more raw food in general, they are tasting even better and looking so much more vibrant and colorful.  One thing i'm putting a few less ingredients, like nuts and adding more variety.
I used beets, arugula, watermelon radishes, green onions, the mixed salad greens