8/12/10 CSA: cauliflower, cucumber, bell peppers, plums, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, pears, patty pan squash, basil and a cantaloupe
Most of these veggies went into a salad that wasn’t worth mentioning, but some of them went into this.
I turned a standard tagine recipe into a stew by adding more broth and some millet. Also included were cauliflower, carrot, chickpeas, tomatoes, peas and dried apricot. This turned out pretty well, but the flavor was a little watered down, so I guess I didn’t compensate for the extra ingredients by adding enough spices.
8/26/10 CSA: lemon cucumber, jalapenos, fennel, lettuce
lots of tomatoes, pears, apples, peaches and a cantaloupe
Some of these veggies went into a delicious Mexican-inspired meal which I will post about, just as soon as I get those recipes written up!
One Friday afternoon we came home from work, both ravenous. I didn’t have anything planned for dinner and wanted to throw something together quickly, and asked Dave if he wanted to have what I was having for dinner. When Dave is hungry and has no food in the house, it’s easy to get him to eat almost anything.
Ugly picture, tasty sandwich. I thawed a block of tofu that had been living in the freezer for lord knows how long, and baked it with a smoky maple sauce. Topped with a really nice tomato and crisp lettuce, and served on wheat toast with Vegenaise. Who could say no?
I had some rice left over from Chinese takeout which was begging to be made into fried rice, so I threw it in the wok with all the veggies I had – onion, garlic, carrot, celery, tons of cabbage, edamame and broccoli. This was light on rice and heavy on cabbage, and if I remember correctly Dave had some of it too.
Lastly, some braised mustard greens that I made to accompany some beanie weenies. I bought the greens in a pre-washed and -chopped package from Trader Joe’s, which made ’em that much quicker to prepare. I started by cooking onion and garlic slowly to develop the flavor, then added the greens, a chopped tomato and a thin layer of veggie broth. And, if I know myself at all, there was probably a bit of liquid smoke. The greens turned out really well, and I could’ve easily eaten the entire pan at once!