Friday, January 14, 2011

Greenling Local Box #2 1/13/11

Wow - so this box was so full and lush and green, so amazing and beautiful. I should have photographed it before unloading. but you can see it on the greenling FACEBOOK PAGE - so exciting.

Here is the list:

Red Leaf Lettuce
Avocados - 2
Bok Choy
Red Russian Kale - this looks very different from regular kale, more thin and smaller jaggedy leaves
Apples - 4
Tangerines - 3
Red Beets
Daikon Radish - so excited for this
Butternut Squash - two of the cutest tiny butternuts ever!

Right off the bat, I know the red leaf lettuce will be used up happily in salads, and i bet at lease some of the avocado will make it's way into mine. Both kids are into salads lately (stop the presses) so this will really go to great use.

I plan to use the cauliflower in a Roasted Cauliflowr Soup with Cashew Cream from the Feb issue of VegNews Magazine. If there is any left over i will make a small batch of the Roasted Balsamic Cauliflower, the recipe came with the box!. Altho - the kids like raw cauliflower, and i do too in salads so there may not be leftover for this.

I JUST bought apples - doh! So i know i'm going to JUICE a few of them, with one of the beets & a tangarine. oh wow, that sounds so mouthwatering.

I've been craving butternut squash! and there are so many delish roasted squash recipes. Soup maybe, or maybe some roasted chunks will be what i use with the quinoa like maybe this one LEMONY QUINOA WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH

I'm going to try a different way of cooking beets instead of roasting - i found Orange Glazed Beets in Vegan With A Vengeance cookbook, i cando tangerine instead of Orange, why not?

I have some brown rice so i'm going to use the Daikon in a Fried Rice recipe from Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet, it has Bok Choy too!!! So will use some of that, yaya.

Speaking of bok choy - part of what i want to learn with cooking, is making food not always from a recipe, i want to get a feel for what would go well for the bok choy i'm going to try something from this cute website and create my own bok choy recipe

I randomly bought some tofurky italian sausage yesterday, i had a feeling iwas going to want to cook with it with something from the box, and low and behold i found this yummy looking easy recipe that i can just sub the meat sausage for my delish tofurky - Sausage & Kale with Pasta - it uses Red Russian Kale

Stay tuned for the results!

PS This box also included a groovy gift! Some free reusable Debbie Meyer GREEN BAGS - reusable produce bags. very very cool
These are so great because they extend the life of your produce, reduces waste cos you can reuse them! Love!

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