Monday, September 7, 2015

Vegan Greenling Meals - Local Box 9/7/15

Happy Labor Day!

Malabar Spinach
Garlic Chives
Sweet Peppers
Butternut Squash
Fingerling Potatoes

According to the Greenling insert - Malabar Spinach is not directly related to spinach, it's more like a "very distant cousin" Raw it has a peppery flavor but cooked is more spinach-y, so I will likely just saute this either alone as a side to a meal or with some Field Roast sausage & peppers.

Spaking of Peppers...see above

Pears: well just today I made a juice in the vitamix of Pears, an apple and frozen blueberries, it was delish.

Limes - I can never have enough limes, however I am going to make this Tahini Lime Salad Dressing as I have some basil in the fridge too, and you know i'm a huge fan of Tahini dressings!

Butternut Squash - I am going to try a Butternut Squash and Quinoa chilli from Chef AJ's ultimate weight loss program - it has all of my fave ingredients - black beans, jalapeno, corn, fire roasted tomatoes....

Fingerling Potatoes - roasted, say no more

Eggplant - i'm going to attempt roasting in think slices with no oil - sprinkled with italian seasonings. Maybe onions and garlic on there too

Jujubes - not a fan - we will see.... here's a pic of them though because they are kind of interesting i just don't love the taste that much and haven't found anything amazing to do with them otherwise

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Vegan Greenling Meals - Local box 8/24/15

Hi people - sometimes the box deliveries go buy and i've eaten up all the goodies and then it's too late for a blog post!!

So here's last week's box:

Butternut Squash
Assorted Peppers
Basil & Mint
Sunflower Shoots
Sweet potatoes
Lady Cream Peas

I'm afraid i didn't really take any pictures this week, back to school business meant i was just cooking, eating, putting in tupperwear ect...

i love the sunflower shoots!! I added them to a salad one day and then i made this amazing Avocado spread with mashed chickpeas, cilantro, red onion and the Shoots - so freaking delicious - i HAD to take a pic of this photogenic beauty

Basil & Mint - these went in amazing smoothies, i really love adding herbs to smoothies - it gives a little surprise taste depth

Cucumbers - ended up in a delish salad from the 22 Day Revolution book that i picked up from the library - it has some good recipes! I made a cucumber, zucchini, carrot salad, spiralized with a tahini dressing!

Lady Cream Peas cooked up i my Instapot Electric Pressure cooker, and I ate them with baked Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash and brown rice, simple and delicious.

New box tomorrow so will do a better job keeping up! :)