Monday, October 22, 2012

I am the egg-plant

This is a combo post as I didn't post what i made from the last box yet - yikes

but first look at these gorgeous and cute eggplants! I'm never a huge fan when I make something with eggplants myself but I'm determined this time

So from last box check out these amazing grilled sweet potatoes! Marinated in Lime Maple marinade from "The New Vegetarian Grill" cookbook. They were so  so good, I had them with a grilled veggie burger -  and I had them the next day in a little taco with avocado and chipotle tabasco!

Then i did make the butternut squash soup in the vitamix, very easy, soaked cashews overnight then made cashew cream in the vitamix, roasted the butternut sqaush, sauteed onions carrots and celery, put it all in the Vitamix, and blended till it got warm. It never got really hot, and it seemed like from blending so long it got a very light frothy texture which is different. I ate it sprinkled with pumpkin seeds

Onto this week:
Slicing Tomatoes
Romaine Lettuce
Green Shallots
Sweet Potato Greens
Sweet Potato
Red Potato
Meyer Lemons
Gala Apples

Tomatoes, microgreens and Lettuce will be in a big salad! And I would like to find a salad dressing using the Meyer Lemons

Sweet Potato Greens - I will probably just saute, the box came with a recipe, onions, crushed red pepper and soy sauce, sounds good

Sweet Potatoes - I'm having a hankering for a curry made with sweet potato, and I know I've made one before so I'm going to scour my cookbooks and fine one!

Red Potato - I did make mashed potatoes with the ones from the last box, basic with coconut milk, Earth Balance and Follow Your Heart vegan sour cream. So with this batch I found a Potato Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing in my Blissful Bites cookbook.

Eggplant - something like this sounds perfect! Skillet Eggplant and Lentils with Almond Parmesan from Fat Free Vegan

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall-ing in love w/my Local Box 10/4/12

oh puns, so fun yet so corny. there was no corn in this box so that was NOT a pun

Yes, this box seems to be a true transition to fall....

Assorted Lettuce
Basil Bunch
Greeen Shallots
Sweet Potato
Radish Bunch
Red Potatoes
Butternut Squash
Gala Apples

there was supposed to be an Avocado but it wasn't in there, sometimes they run out of something or it could have been a mishap, i'm so generally happy with Greenling all the time and i had avos anyway that i wasn't inclined to call and get it sorted. but i KNOW they would have fixed it if i had.

Lettuce = salad always, and i will put in the Green Shallots & Radish! I acutally did this already and the radishes are very spicy and lovely! They are white and sort of long, not round and red

Basil - will just add here and there or maybe attempt a vegan pesto

Sweet Potato & Lime -  I will make Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime Maple marinade

Red Potatoes - my son loves potato salad and mashed potatoes so lets see what happens this week.

Butternut Squash - I think I will make a soup in my vita-mix - like this one! Butternut Squash Soup - I could even add an apple to this

But my daughter is a Gala apple fan, one of the few fruits she eats so, they will likely be hers

see you soon with the results!

Friday, October 5, 2012

one potato two potato

Here is the delicious Dragon Bowl I made - modified from The Garden of Vegan: How it all Vegan again
Rice, kale, carrots, onion, tofu, and sweet potato topped with a home made dressing.

Here is the crazy salad i made
purple hull peas, microgreens, arugula and tomato from the box, very delish

I did grill the okra but forgot a picture, they were ahhhhmazing, i ate the whole batch - just toss with olive oil and salt and grill and eat

The regular yukon potatoes I made this fantastic Warm German Potato Salad. - The dressing was sauteed red onions and apple cider vinegar, the "bacon" crumbles were chopped up Tempeh with soy sauce, blackstrap molasses, ketchup and a bit of liquid smoke. topped with green onions!