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Lentils on Crispy Sweet Potatoes

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I wonder if you may have some sweet potatoes left over from Thanksgiving. Hiding in the dark pantry, waiting to be used. Purchased with the best of intentions… Sound familiar? I was out of town for Thanksgiving, so I didn’t get to use any of Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics – Holiday Brunch

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It’s always been a tradition with my immediate family to eat brunch after we’ve opened our gifts on Christmas morning. When we were younger, the brunch took place at a much earlier hour. Now that we’re grown, it’s at a more traditional brunch time. Mainly Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Fri/Sat Dec 19-20, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Spotlight on the Herb  - Cabbage Rolls with Bulgur Wheat and Sausage Something for the Sweet Tooth  - Sweet Potato Pie Vegan  - Heart Healthy Chard Wraps Snack Attack - Popcorn on the Cob Simple Suppers  - Shepherd’s Pie Savory Sides   - Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole   Spotlight on the Herb  Cabbage Rolls with Bulgur Wheat and Sausage Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here Ingredients: 2 C cold or room temperature water 1 C uncooked coarse bulgur wheat 2 T Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, Dec 15-18, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Simple Suppers   - Cabbage Rolls with Bulgur Wheat and Sausage Savory Sides   - Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks Breakfast for Dinner - Winter Frittata Something for the Sweet Tooth - Rich Chocolate Beet Muffins Super Salads   - Massaged Kale Salad with Radish and Apple Spotlight on the Herb   - Lemongrass and Citrus Poached Salmon Simple Suppers   Cabbage Rolls with Bulgur Wheat and Sausage Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine  See original recipe here Ingredients: 2 C cold or room temperature water 1 C uncooked coarse bulgur wheat 2 T olive oil, divided 1 onion, chopped 4 Italian sausage Continue Reading

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Sweet Potato Pie

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Ingredients: 1 pound of sweet potatoes½ c milk 2 eggs½ tsp ground nutmeg½ c butter, softened ½ tsp ground cinnamon1 cup white sugar1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to 350° Peel and chop Sweet Potatoes into large cubes.   Boil Sweet Potatoes for about 10 minutes Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Fri/Sat Dec 12-13, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Vegetarian   - Spicy Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Soup of the Week  - Crock Pot Stew Spotlight on the Herb  - Sweet and Spicy Lemongrass Stir Fry Super Salads - White Bean Salad with Arugula Savory Sides  - Turnip Gratin Comfort Foods   - Southern Collard Greens   Vegetarian   Spicy Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here Ingredients: 1 medium sized sweet potato, halved 1 t olive oil to taste salt to taste pepper 1 T fresh Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts Week 15: Seasonal Gold

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  We’re called the “Golden State” because of that mineral’s discovery at Sutter’s Mill in 1848 (if I remember my 5th grade state history), but right now around here, we have the most beautiful golden peach orchards and orchard floors I ever remember. Amy Beth Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, Dec 8-11, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Vegan  - Spring Rolls with Spicy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce Savory Sides   - Cauliflower and Broccoli au Gratin Simple Suppers - Chicken Pot Pie Spotlight on the Herb  - Dill Dressing Appealing Appetizers   - Crostini with Sausage and Braised Greens Soup of the Week  - Browned Butter and Four Cheese Broccoli Soup Vegan   Spring Rolls with Spicy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine  See original recipe here Ingredients: Dip: 2 T lemon juice 2 T dijon mustard 1 T plus 1 t honey 1 to 1½ t Sriracha (or your favorite hot sauce) 2 t Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Fri/Sat Dec 5-6, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Soup of the Week   - Cannellini and Beet Green Soup with Feta Savory Sides - Potato and Cauliflower Casserole Vegetarian - Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup Super Salads - Golden Beet and Fuji Salad Spotlight on the Herb  - Mediterranean Veggies and Rice Something for the Sweet Tooth   - Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes   Soup of the Week   Cannellini and Beet Green Soup with Feta 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 olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 radish, chopped to taste, salt Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, Dec 1-4, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Soup of the Week  - Ham and Greens Chowder Pizza Pizza Pizza   - Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pizza) Spotlight on the Herb   - Radish Slaw Simple Suppers - Spaghetti Squash Pancakes Savory Sides   - Turnip and Potato Gratin Vegetarian - Vegetable Stir Fry Soup of the Week  Ham and Greens Chowder 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 olive oil 2 C potatoes, chopped 1 C daikon radish (or any kind of radish), chopped 1½ C carrot, chopped to taste salt Continue Reading

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Sautéed Persimmons with Bacon

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Sometimes inspiration just hits. Something pops into my brain, like, “I wonder if spaghetti would taste good served in a roasted butternut squash” (we will find out at dinner tonight), or “persimmons and bacon… why haven’t I tried this before…” I should have done this Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Fri/Sat Nov 21-22, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Soup of the Week   - Spaghetti Soup Spotlight on the Herb  - Roasted Lemon Balm Chicken Breakfast for Dinner -  Kohlrabi Quiche Super Salads - Broccoli Salad Something for the Sweet Tooth - Pumpkin Cake Roll Simple Suppers   - Asian Stir Fried Vegetables   Soup of the Week   Spaghetti Soup 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 onion, chopped 3 sweet peppers (or 1 bell pepper), chopped 6 cloves garlic, diced 1 t honey Continue Reading

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