Thursday, August 23, 2012

Amaranth micro greens & more! local box 8/23

What a great box this week! but first check out this amazing TLT i made with last weeks gorgeous tomatoes and lettuce:

Wholefoods fourteener bread, vegannaise, mustard, a dash of tabasco, tempeh bacon, tomato, lettuce and red onion. yeah, i had this 3 days in a row.

I also did make that baked beans in the acorn squash recipe and it was EASY and delish but i forgot a picture.  I may make it again this week.

This week:
Amaranth micro greens - gorgeous, purple/red color

Fresh Pinto Beans
Bibb Lettuce
Cherry Tomatos - look at all the colors, so beautiful

Red Bell Pepper
Yukon Potato
Winter Squash (Acorn)

Amaranth - i had to research these  a bit, turns out the more mature leaves are better in stir fries, but these micro greens will work in a salad so I think i will try that, and get max nutrition

Okra - roasted or maybe grilled now that it's not as hot outside, i mean its still hot but somehow feels more bearable

Pears - I need to do some heavy juicing here coming up, so the pears will be my fruit addition to the veggie green juice

Peaches - i'm addicted to peaches in Wheatabix right now with coconut milk and a dash of cinnamon.

Bibb Lettuce - i could only imagaine a salad but the box came with a Bibb Lettuce and Pea Soup recipe that sounds weirdly good :)

Cherry Tomatoes - salads, or sauteed or popped in the mouth - i love these

Red Bell Pepper - again salads! I just bought tofu and and some hatch chiles to make tofu scramble so may add these and the tomatoes to that!

Yukon Potato - i recently made roasted potatoes with Marmite and think I will do it again.  SO addicting

Acorn Squash - maybe this Roasted Acorn Squash Soup - or i may just roast and use chunks in a salad or quinoa

Friday, August 10, 2012

Long Awaited Local Box 8/9/12!

I skipped a box when i was out of town, then i went out of town AGAIN but I came back today, the day after box delivery, so I kept it and wrangled my guinea pig sitter/neighbor to bring in and put away my box, I just couldn't bear going another 2 weeks without my gorgeous produce, especially after a beach diet of Fritos and French Fries.

So here is what was in this weeks box:

Assorted Lettuce
Chile Peppers
Acorn Squash
Yellow Onions
Live Mexican Oregano Plant

Seriously, we ate so much junk at the beach, well it wasn't that bad but we certainly didn't eat anything fresh except bananas and the only organic stuff i could find, some mixed greens.

So I will probably just eat the Peaches, Cantaloupe & Pears fresh and happily for breakfast, or smoothie them in the Vita-mix

Okra - the usual roasted whole with salt & pepper - you just eat them like poppers, can't get enough.

The box recipe suggests BLTs with the Tomatoes & Lettuce, one of my fave sandwiches from pre veg days so the mere suggestion makes me crave - soooo, i will go to Wholefoods and get some Fakin Bacon Tempeh strips and make a TLT with vegannaise and a dash of tabasco for perfection!

i think i will make this Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe - i love baked beans, especially the British Heinz ones which you can get in some Randall's and Wholefoods!

not sure what to do with the mexican oregano - i found this delish looking Smokey Chipotle-Balsamic Salad Dressing recipe i may try.  i'm not good at using fresh herbs! any suggestions welcome

I'm also not sure what to do with the peppers - the list said it could be Mexican Chiles, Hungarian Peppers, Bell peppers or Sweet Peppers so i'm actually not sure what they are. They look like chile peppers to me. Roast them?? Saute with onions and tempeh for tacos??
we shall see