Monday, March 23, 2015

Vegan Greenling Meals - Local Box 3/23/15

i love the bounty of a new box full of beautiful fruit & veggies!

Here's what came today:

Heirloom Garlic
Sweet Potatoes
Swiss Chard
Watermelon Radish
Green Leaf Lettuce
Brussells Sprouts

Except i can't actually see any brussel sprouts, well except extremely tiny ones, like the beginnings of ones, so honestly, I'm not sure what to do.... I will investigate further and see

here's what it looks like!

Heirloom Garlic - well, they are so beautiful, and purple. I'm probably just gonna saute them with something, onions, tomatoes, beans, and make tacos, or scratch the beans and make a pasta sauce. with the Oregano too!
Could also use the garlic with the Swiss Chard 

I will also use the aromatic Oregano in a salad dressing to top the Lettuce and Micro Greens

Sweet Potatoes - I just eat them all the time - lately i've been steaming them and mashing up and putting in tacos, or roasting and eating as home fries.

Fennel - I haven't decided yet - but I found this great list of Top Ten Vegan & Vegetarian Fennel Recipes - so one of those fo sho

Meanwhile - here is what I did with the Collard Greens from last box - beautiful almost raw wraps that I shared with my dear friend Rochelle after some yoga and talk:

I steamed the leaves a little to get them softer, then made this Sweet Ginger Dressing - and we filled them with bell peppers, grated carrots, cucumbers, spiralized beets, red cabbage, avocado & Nutritional Yeast and they were nothing short of incredible!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Vegan Greenling Meals - Local Box 3/9/15

Hi gang - it's been AGES since I posted - I've been all consumed by packing and moving to my new house, and my new delivery day of Mondays!

I got my first box last week - so exciting - and perfect timing, my fridge was bare, I had been existing on packaged food and take out during all the upheaval.

Also I've decided to add onto this blog and post about other local vegan eats, new products, surprise vegan items at local restaurants ect...

back to business - here are the box contents:

Rainbow Carrots
Green Onions
Green Garlic
Collard Greens

seeing as I've had the box for a week i've already made a bunch of yummy stuff

Salad, with Rainbow carrots, and avocado and apples.

another salad with carrots and a few raw cauliflower florets

I made a Cauliflower rissoto with half of it - you put the cauliflower in the food processor till it's the consistency of rice adn then saute with garli, ocnion and ad some broth and other things and simmer till soft, soooo tasty

Than I used the other half with the turnips to make Clauliflower/Turnip mash. Steamed them up then mash in the food processor, add Earth Balance, salt pepper, splash of plant milk and some nutritional yeast, so delicious.

Green Onions - i have been using these chopped up on everything this week, tacos, salads, lentil soup...

I want to make wraps with the Collard Greens.