Saturday, September 10, 2011

Local box 9/8/11

I just love the color of cantaloupe
it's kind of fun getting similar items each time and coming up with different ways to use them!

here's the box:

Green Asian Pears
Green Bell Peppers
Summer Squash (they appear to be all zucchini this time)
Lady Cream Peas
Eggplant - regular purple eggplant

I just a minute used the cantaloupe & an asian pear to make a smoothie in my vita-mix - also used grapes, strawberry & hemp protein powder. :)

Purslane - i made a great salad last time this came but this time i will make this Tomato, Cucumber, Purslane salad so i can use the cucumbers too!

Lady Cream Peas - well last time, i burned these, like just forgot about the pan. it was bad! So i'm going too attempt again to just eat these as a little salad with cucumbers, onion, cherry tomatos and fresh squeezed lime.

I just got two new cookbooks - Blissful Bites by Christy Morgan (@theblissfullchef) who i've been following on twitter & her blog for ages, and The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester - so i want to use them!

Will use the Eggplant in Italian Eggplant Casserole w/Cashew-Tofu Ricotta from the slow cooker book
From Blissful Bites i am going to make fresh corn and zucchini frittata! and use limes in a marinade for portobella steaks & in Lemony-Lime Hummus!

Bell Peppers - not sure! Maybe in the pea salad, in regular salads, sauteed in tofu scramble - something good

1 comment:

  1. I just made a yummy cucumber dip from my cucumbers. 8 oz light Cream cheese, 2 heaping spoons of light mayo, ~1/4 C. onions, 3 small cucumbers, and lemon juice.