Friday, July 31, 2015

Week Eight of 2015

We got...

Bell Peppers, Cantaloupe, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Head Lettuce, Hot Peppers, Onions, Salad Mix, Scallions, Swiss Chard, Tomato, Zucchini, Cilantro,
Fruit: Peaches

My ideas...

Cantaloupe, Cucumber, Hot Peppers, Cilantro – First time we get Cantaloupe I always make this favorite...Spicy Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad.

As the tomatoes start to roll in, all we want to do is slice them, sprinkle them with salt and eat.  This salad is basically that idea.

I made substitute penne for Gnocchi and use the Cilantro we got – not parsley.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Week Seven of 2015

We got...

Beets, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Green Peppers, Head Lettuce, Onions, Salad Mix, Scallions, Summer Squash, Tomato, Zucchini, Cilantro
Fruit: Plums

My ideas...

Beets – My husband recently ordered a salad with beets, so I thought I would try this Avocado, Beet and Orange Salad at home.

Green Peppers – our all-time favorite meal when the peppers start rolling in is Thai Beef with Chiles.

Scallions – These Simple Sesame Noodles were delicious and a perfect side dish.

Summer Squash and Zucchini – I plan to make a frittata with Squash, Zucchini, Chickpeas, and Mozzarella.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

We got...

Broccoli, Cabbage, Chioggia Beets, Cucumber, Onions, Red Russian Kale, Salad Mix, Scallions, Snow Peas, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, Zucchini, Basil, Cilantro, Dill
Fruit: Cherries

My ideas...

Cabbage, Basil and Onions – Basil Summer Rolls with PeanutDipping Sauce
These rolls call for tofu.  You might also consider leftover chicken, steak, or pork roast to roll up with the basil.

Chioggia Beets – Beets stress me out.  I never know what to do with them.  Check out this article from the Huffington Post with 30 ideas for beets.

Cucumber – Three ingredients for these Tangy PickledCucumber that make a great side for Asian dishes.

Kale – Greens in tomato sauce on pasta is one of my favorites.  Might try a twist with this Creamed RoastedRed Pepper and Kale Penne.

This recipe includes a dressing with mint.  I would substitute an herb we got this week for the mint.

Swiss Chard – Swiss Chard Tzatziki
I have some falafel in the freezer.  These would be great together with a little naan or pita.

I love one pot pasta and I love variations on favorite recipes.  This one should be fun to try.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Week Four of 2015

We got...

Arrowhead Cabbage, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Cucumber, Head Lettuce, Kale, Onions, Salad Mix, Scallions, Snow Peas, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Basil, Cilantro

Arrowhead Cabbage, Scallions, Zucchini, Basil, Cilantro – IsaanInspired Larb
I came across this intriguing salad.  It can be served at any temperature – so great for make ahead or for lunch leftovers the next day.  It calls for green beans, but to use the CSA veggies I will substitute in Zucchini.

Broccoli, Basil, Salad Mix – not sure what to do with the stalks of the Broccoli? Try this Broccoli Carpaccio with Broccoli Stalk Salad.

Cucumber, Scallions, Cilantro  – These Sriracha Shrimp Rolls looks like a fun sandwich for the holiday weekend.

Kale – Pulling out an old favorite for the Kale this week, Shredded Chicken with Kale and Lentils.

Onions – Don’t miss the note in the newsletter about these Alisa Craig Onions.  They suggest storing in the fridge and note that the greens can be used too.  A farm favorite is slices of this sweet onion with mayo on a sandwich. 

Snow Peas – I’m finding these have become a great snack all on their own.

Summer Squash and Zucchini – This Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia recipe includes a Squash Side Salad that looks refreshing.