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Kitchen Basics: Deseeding Pomegranates

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Beautiful pomegranates are in season right now. Ruby red jewels inside tough skin. We could go deep and get philosophical about how that’s how so many people are… Tough on the outside, but when you get to know them, deep down, past the sometimes brittle Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Fri/Sat Oct 24-25, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Simple Suppers   - Fish Wellingtons Spotlight on the Herb  - Creamy Cucumber and Tomato Salad Breakfast for Dinner  -  Wonderful Persimmon Waffles Baker’s Delight - Savory Baked French Toast  (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Soup of the Week  - Tuscan Soup Condiments Galore   - Apple and Pomegranate Salsa   Simple Suppers   Fish Wellingtons Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here Ingredients: 2 C vegetable stock (or white wine) 1 fillet fish (Swordfish or Halibut), skin removed pinch salt pinch pepper pinch fennel pollen 2 T Continue Reading

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Thai-Style Red Curry

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Photos and Recipe courtesy of From His Kitchen to Her Plate See Original Recipe Here Main Ingredients: Veggies: 4 medium Potatoes, peeled and quartered 1/2 White Onion, quartered 1/2 Cup green onions, chopped 1/2 medium Red Bell Pepper, sliced into strips 4 medium Jalapeno peppers, sliced into strips Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, Oct 20-23, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Quick and Easy  - Vegetarian Soft Tacos Super Salads  - Massaged Kale Salad with Radish and Apple Breakfast for Dinner  - Cornmeal Pancakes with Warm Persimmon Sauce (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Something for the Sweet Tooth  - Chocolate Persimmon Muffins Spotlight on the Herb   - Melanzane with Pasta (Eggplant with Pasta)  (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Vegan   - Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad Quick and Easy  Vegetarian Soft Tacos Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here Ingredients: 1 T olive oil 1 radish (or carrot, or both), grated 1 small summer squash, grated (or bell pepper, chopped, or both) 1 hot chile Continue Reading

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Apple and Pomegranate Salsa

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Ingredients 1 large apple, finely diced 3/4 c pomegranate seeds ¼ c onion, finely diced 1 jalapeño, finely diced 2 tbsp cilantro chopped 2 tbsp lime juice salt to taste  Instructions: Chop Apples. Add Apples and Pomegranate seeds to large mixing bowl. Dice Onions. Dice and de-seed Continue Reading

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Vegetarian Soft Tacos

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Even though I’m tired of the heat we’re still experiencing, I’m hanging on as long as I can to the summer veggies. Specifically summer squash. I’m fine that the apples are here. I’m glad that we’ve got grapes. But, I don’t want the cute little Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired By the Box!
Friday & Saturday
October 17th-18th, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Vegetarian – Eggplant and Summer Squash Ratatouille Salad of the Week  - Spinach and Pear Salad Give us a Beet - Michelle Silveira’s Chilled Beet Borscht 30 Minutes or Less – Quick Basic Soup or Stew Quick Dip - Zesty Radish Dip Baked Goodness – Fresh Pear Cake   Vegetarian   Eggplant and Summer Squash Ratatouille Recipe and Photo by Rachel of DeMaCuisine Ingredients: 1 eggplant (about Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, Oct 13-16, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Perfect Pastas  - End of the Week Pasta Soup of the Week   - Mei Qing Noodle Soup Savory Sides  - Spicy Sweet Potato Chips Condiments Galore  - Cool Cucumber Salsa Spotlight on the Herb   - Sweet and Spicy Lemongrass Stir Fry Super Salads  - Pomegranate Salad #2 Perfect Pastas  End of the Week Pasta Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here Ingredients: pasta, cooked 2 T olive oil 1 C zucchini/summer squash, chopped (or carrots or radishes, grated) 1 bell pepper, any color, chopped (or broccoli, cauliflower, Continue Reading

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End of the Week Pasta

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It’s nearing the end of the week. And the cupboards are a little bare, the pantry is kinda empty, the produce drawers are filled with distant memories (and a few stray veggies).  Sound familiar? Maybe this only happens at our house.  In any case, I’ve Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Fri/Sat Oct 10-11, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Soup of the Week  - Browned Butter and Four Cheese Broccoli Soup (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Super Salads -  Pomegranate Vinaigrette Breakfast for DinnerSquash, Bacon and Mozzarella Quiche Savory Sides - Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole Simple Suppers  - Daikon Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce Spotlight on the Herb   - Fresh Rosemary Bread   Soup of the Week   Browned Butter and Four Cheese Broccoli Soup (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine (adapted slightly) See original recipe here Ingredients: 2 T unsalted butter 1½ T olive oil 2 heads (4 C) broccoli, roughly chopped in small pieces 1 small onion or 2-3 shallots, chopped Continue Reading

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Fig Apple Crisp

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Ingredients: 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup 1/2 cup oatmeal flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp cinnamon pinch of cloves pinch nutmeg 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup chopped almonds 3 tbsp coconut oil 12 fresh figs 2-3 apples juice from half a lemon Continue Reading

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Pomegranate Vinaigrette

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Ingredients: 1 cup pomegranate seeds ½ cup rice vinegar ½ cup honey ½ tsp Salt (or to taste) Freshly ground black pepper (to taste) 1 cup virgin olive oil Instructions : In a blender combine pomegranate seeds rice vinegar honey Salt Pepper Blend well and slowly add olive Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, Oct 6-9, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Sensational Starters  - Grape Toasts Something for the Sweet Tooth   - Apple Pomegranate Crumble Quick and Easy  - Baked Eggplant with Figs and Cherry Tomatoes Vegetarian  - Ratatouille Spotlight on the Herb   - Herbed Roasted Chicken Thighs with Cherry Tomatoes  (With Rachel O Instructional Video!) Soup of the Week   - Portuguese Bean Soup Sensational Starters  Grape Toasts Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here Ingredients: 6 slices baguette, about ½” thick 1 t olive oil 9-12 grapes, halved lengthwise and seeded to taste salt ¼ C cheddar or monterey jack cheese Continue Reading

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Baked Eggplant with Figs and Cherry Tomatoes

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Ingredients:  1 eggplant olive oil 1/2 c cherry tomatoes 6 figs Goat cheese, crumbled pepper to taste Instructions:  Preheat oven to 400°. Wash eggplant, cut off the top and slice lengthwise.  Make slices through the flesh but not the skin with a knife (three in each direction)   Brush Continue Reading

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Grape Toasts

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One of my all time favorite snacks is crackers and cheese with grapes. When I used to teach aerobics many years ago, I’d come home starving, and would eat like it had been a really long time since I’d last eaten (when in fact it Continue Reading

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