Monday, September 29, 2014

Vegan Greenling - Corn Chowder, Squash Blossoms, Goddess Mint...

oh I had fun with this box!

I used the mint in my fave Goddess Mint Dressing from the Blissful Bites cookbook - and look at this great salad with lettuce and microgreens and the dressing

I roasted the little eggplants and made this very tasty tahini eggplant dip from The Health Promoting Cookbook by Alan Goldhamer- i brought it to a party and people ate it all up - i do not know why this picture makes it look blue/green!

Potato Stuffed Squash Blossoms - so sort of a fail in terms of beauty and presentation - but they were really good - i don't know if they are usueally bigger and easier to stuff or what, but it was fun trying!

I used the corn in this Curried Red Lentil Corn Chowder again from Blissful Bites - soo good!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Local Box 9/18/14 - Vegan Greenling Meal Plan

I didn't get a chance to post what I made from the last box so here's a couple of quickies:

As promised, here is Drizzle munching on some sunflower sprouts:

Basically i did just use the various vegetables in different Kicharis.  The beans, hon tsai tsai, potatoes, and yellow squash, here is the beginning of one about to cook

Ok, so here's this weeks Stuff:

Squash Blossoms
Baby Lettuce
Garlic Chives
Asian Pears

Well I've never had squash blossoms before - i know they are often used in Mexico in quesadillas and stuff, but I found this recipe that uses the Potatoes also!  Potato Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Eggplant - this Egglant & Chickpea Curry seems right up me recent Indian Food Alley

I recently put some fresh corn kernals in a Lentil Coconut Curry from my Blissful Bites by Christy Morgan cookbook.  I may make it again because it was AMAZING but she also had a red lentil soup recipe that called for fresh corn kernals, so yeah, that too

I may make this Mint Dal and/or this Coconut Mint Chutney

Salads galore!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Local Box 8/4/14 - Vegan Greenling Meal Plan

I hate it when it's almost a week later and just now getting to the post - sorry y'all, i know another box is on it's way.

let's get to it:

i didnt not appear to get the beans that are in the photo - however I love greenling so much I did not complain - stuff happens

Jujube Dates
Live Herb Plant - smells like basil
Pop Corn on the cob
Red Potatoes
Summer Squash
Long Beans
Sunflower Sprouts
Also i got Hon Tsai Tai - which is not pictured. but it's a green that is super healthy and tasty and can be stir fried or put in soups read about it HERE

I'm still on my ayurvedic kick so I am going to incorproate the squash, long beans, hon tsai tai basil and potatoes into my various Kichari dishes - click here to see some Kichari info! but if you google kichari you will find hundreds of recipes with slight variations, endless possibilites

The Jujube Dates are weird, taste like non juicy apples, I may use them in a sweet kichari dish or just eat.

Sunflower Sprouts - what if i snuck them in a kid's sandwhich??? will put on a salad and I know Drizzle will LOVE these :)