Thursday, March 29, 2012

Local Box 3/22/12 - Kohlrabi!

i have never gotten Kohlrabi before - but i've always wanted to! it was the "K" in a children's book about vegetables that i used to read to my kids. it's very cool looking, kind of intimidating - may websites with recipes describe it as "sputnik" looking

Swiss Chard
Collard Greens
Dill bunch

Well i have already made a couple of things!
here is a plate of both mashed rutabaga AND rutabaga fries that i ate with a veggie burger patty

And this is  Dijon Dill Green Beans  from Blissful Bites cookbook by Christy Morgan
As well as some quinoa that has lime juice in the dressing.

my son loves little purple potatoes so I am going to make this Creamy Dill Potato Salad with more dill -I also think i'm going to experiment with the dill & lime to make some salad dressings, i'm getting into making my own dressings, they are so much tastier!

I already used the Chard but i forgot a picture! I made Chard with Capers & Olives from the Viva Vegan! cookbook.

I'm not sure what to do with the Kohlrabi but this WEBSITE has some ideas - right now i like the idea of adding it raw to a salad, but i need to investigate more

Collards  - i am going to use Blissful Bites again - she has this great recipe that i used before with a different green called African Collard Stir Fry, it has orange juice and carrots too!

Broccoli - again from Blissful Bites (i really love this cookbook) - Broccoli Salad with creamy Mustard Dressing, has a carrot in it too, maybe i will sub Kohlrabi for the radish or just add it!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Swiss Chard & Bok Choy - Local Box 3/8/12

a beautiful bunch of chard in this weeks box - with rainbow stems! And a really cute bok choy - guess i will get creative with greens!
When i opened this box i tested my daughter on each item, she didn't recognize those two greens! i think i'm going to do this every week :)

Ok, contents:

Bok Choy
Swiss Chard
Lettuce - beautiful dark purple

I've already used the beautiful avocado & tomatos in salads with the lettuce.

I made a delicious juice with the grapefruit and some strawberries in my juicer, then put them in a blender with ice and made a slushy drink.

I will use the Swiss Chard & Parsley in Sweet Potato White Bean Soup from The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

Bok Choy - this Bok Choy & Tofu Stir Fry looks good

Rutabaga - MASHED - i did this with the last box (forgot to blog and post pics) and it was sooo good, just cut up, boiled, then mashed with Earth Balance, salt, pepper and a splash of ume plum vinegar.

It's SXSW week so if i don't get this all done before wednesday it's likely none of it will get eaten! There's a recipe that came with the box that stir fries all the greens, bok choy, chard and spinach in one dish, so if that does happen i will whip this up! I will need the vitiamins and energy for the marathon that is SXSW