Friday, May 16, 2014

Local Box 5/15/14 - Vegan Greenling Meal Plan




yay - still more strawbs, these are so good I just keep eating the from the basket - they may not make it past this blog post writing

In this box:

Live cilantro plant
Strawberries!!!
Lacinto Kale
Assorted Winter Greens (looks like i got all beet greens)
Summer Squash
Grapefruit
Valencia Oranges
Sweet Spring 1015 Onion
Fennel
Rainbow Carrots with Tops

I am going to give the plant to my neighbor to plant in her garden - i want it to thrive!

Strawberries, yum. just yum

Lacinto Kale - i love a kale salad as you know! I think i will make one by Colleen Patrick Goudreau - KALE SALAD

Beet Greens - saute is all

Summer Squash - if i don't just steam them or put them raw in a salad i really reallly want to try this Summer Squash Gratin 

Grapefruit & oranges - in my beloved green smootheis

Carrots - I will use these in salads


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Roasted Beets & Dill Dressing

it was almost like fall all the roasting of veggies

Here are the beets, a sweet potato and onion all cut up and ready to go into the oven.







Here they are deliciously roasted and topped with the amazing Creamy Vegan Dill Dressing that i am now addicted to. I didn't have a shallot so i used some of the fresh red onion from the box - there is also some baked tofu in there.





The rest of the sweet potatoes i just baked/roasted up to have on hand - this is basically how i do it - cut them in half, poke a few holes with the knife, then lay cut side down on parchment paper and bake for about 25-35 minutes depending on size





The kale ended up in smoothies every day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Local Box 5/1/14 - Vegan Greenling Meal Plan

So excited to still be getting Strawberries!!

here's the list

(also i didn't post about the box before so will include some things i made from it anyway)

Strawberries

Baby Yukina

Green Kale

Broccoli

Sweet Potato

Valencia Oranges

Grapefruit

Dill

Red Fresh Onions

Mixed Beets

So the Strawbs, an orang and some kale & spinache went in this breakfast smoothie to die for



Yukina is a green I haven't seen before! but here is a tasty looking recipe Yukina Stir Fry w/Tofu

Kale - smoothie as above, but there's some left over that I will steam tonight or make into a salad

Broccoli, i just steamed some for lunch, i really just love it plain like that

Sweet Potato - Beets - Onions - i am planning to chop these babies up, and roast them to perfection!

Oranges/Grapefruit - smoothie!

Dill - I must make a dressing i think  - like this one - Creamy Vegan Dill Dressing 


Here's one from the last box - i got mixed colored carrots and made this Carrot Soup!



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Getting my G-BOMBS

so Dr Joel Furhman has this basic nutrition guidline he calls G-BOMBS.  It stands for Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries & Seeds.
I do try to conciously meet these goals daily  - check out this on the go meal I made using the baby beet greens from the box, that I sauteed with onions, and served with chickpeas, mushrooms, seitan bacon and then i sprinkled with hemp seeds.



I used the sweet potatos for sweet potato fries. Yum



I made the same Mac & Kale salad as last box from Blissful Bites

The celery i ate in salads with the salad mixand fed to my guinea pig.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Strawberries!!!! - Local Box 4/3/14

happy happy joy joy it's Strawberry season! nothing makes me happier than this

ok box contents:

Strawberries!!!!
Avocado
Italian Salad Mix
Kale
Baby Beet Greens
Sweet Potato
Grapefruit
Fennel
Green Onions
Celery

Ok check out this smoothie using Strawberries - also a pear, spinach, almond milk and after this pic i added frozen banana, protein powder, chia seeds and cinnamon. OMG



I am also currently into a smoothie using Grapefruit, almond milk, spinach, chia and protein powder.

Avocado - can't get enough - here it is on a taco with black beans, boca crumbles & Follow Your Heart Monterey Jack


Kale - will make a kale salad but not sure which one!

Baby Beet Greens - am going to saute these babies up with the Green Onions and fresh Garlic from the last box and eat with quinioa, baked Tempeh and baked Sweet Potato

Fennel - I'm not a giant fennel fan - but i've had success with this Potato and Fennel dish

Monday, March 24, 2014

Local Box 3/20/14 - Vegan Greenling Meal Plans

Here's the goods:

Salad Mix
Baby Collards/Kohlrabi Greens
Kale
Kohlrabi
Sweet Potato
Oranges
Meyer Lemen
Fresh Garlic
Multiplying Onions
Carrots w/Tops

I already ate the salad with carrots and the onions - they look just like regular green onions FYI - and my fave salad dressing from Bilssful Bites cookbook called Goddess Mint Dressing, using Mint from the last box (that I didn't post about!) and the Lemons from this box.
So good i actually ate the entire bag of greens

Kale I already used in my fave kale salad, ALSO in Blissful Bites by Christy Morgan, it's called Mac n Kale salad and has nutritional yeast and sun dried tomaotoes and avocado, pretty much my dream flavors


Oranges I've used in my daily green smoothies, this morning with strawberries and chocolate protein powder and a bit of the kale i had left over.

A friend of mine told me that they shred Kohlrabi and sprinkle raw over salads so I think I will try that this week.

Sweet Potatoes, I always just bake these up in bulk and eat them with a meal or even as a snack I love them so

The Greens - i will just sautee up on a night that I have pasta or something simple for dinner, always good with vinegar and a bit of nutritional yeast.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Local Box 2/6/14 Vegan Greenling Meals -


these two weeks flew by and another box is coming thursday so I neeeed to get this out there :)

this is what i got:

Lettuce
Microgreens
Spinach
Kohlrabi
Valencia Oranges
Persian Limes
Rainbow Carrots
Turnips with Tops
Butternut Squash

I was super bad at taking photos this week but here is a fab salad i made with the lettuce, carrots, microgeens, and I made a dressing with cashews and lime juice

I used the spinach sauted with garlic and onion in pasta

the Oranges went in some fab green smoothies for breakfast

I chopped up the butternut squash and roasted them with a bit of olive oil with the carrots too, intending to make a soup but i ended up just eating them because - delicious

i still have the turnips and want to make this Chickpea & Turnip Ethiopian Stew

Also still have Kohlrabi! and i like the look of this Sauteed Kale with Kholrabi - it uses limes too