Friday, January 20, 2012

Bliss in a box - the results

So this week my goal was to use the local box contents in recipes all from Blissful Bites cookbook by Christy Morgan. It was a really fun challenge making everything from one cookbook! I had to be creative and sub ingredents as not everything that was in the box was exactly in the book. so here's what i made:

Mustard Greens: I modified the African Collard Stir Fry

Christy gave me permission to publish the recipe! (thank you!)
1/2 Cup Water
2 Cups Sweet Potates cut in matchsticks
Pinch sea salt
1/3 cup Orange Juice (I used Tangerine juice from the box)
1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
2 Tablespoons Tamari
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 cup carrot matchsticks
2 Tablespoons raisins (optional - i used them, i love raisins in my greens)
1 Bunch Mustard Greens (instead of collards), cut in chiffonade

heat water in skillet. When it boils add sweet potato & sea salt, cover with lid, & simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile whisk together juice, peanut butter, tamari & curry. Add carrots, raisins & greens with the sauce and mix in the skillet. simmer for 3 to 5 minutes until veggie are tender, not mushy.

Love the peanut butter, curry combo in the sauce with this!

Oh and i also made her  Southwest Tofu Scramble which used mushrooms from the box -i ate them with the stir fry (above)

Mizuna & Komatsuna - I subbed for arugula in her Arugula-edamame salad with orange-sesame vinaigrette
I also used a tangerine instead of orange in the vinaigrette and used tangerine segments in the salad instead of canned mandarin oranges

this salad was so good i ate it for lunch and for dinner in the same day and then it was all gone.

Cabbage - Not-your-average cabbage slaw
interesting twist with walnuts & cranberries and a delish dresssing

Mint - Goddess Mint Dressing
this was my fave thing i made i think! Tahini based made it so rich & the suprising mint made it refreshing, here it is on one of my mega salads using the Green Leaf Lettuce from the box

Butternut Squash - Macro "mac & cheeze"
wow - quinoa pasta for more protien and gluten free, and butternut sqash blended up with nootch and other stuff to make the "cheeze" sauce. My son gobbled it up and i didn't tell him it was butternut squash till after!


All the recipes were so good and i kept finding more and more i wanted to make as i was pretty much glued to this book for over a week! Also -and observation - i am almost out of Tamari & Maple Syrup after cooking from Blissful Bites! They were both in almost every recipe - i think Tamari was in every one i made! good thing i love it.

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