Just checking in with another week of CSA goodies! We’re only about a quarter of the way through the harvest season, and the bounty seems to be growing from week to week. I think I’m finally getting a hold on the order in which we need to eat things so nothing goes to waste (the lettuce starts going bad within a day or two), as well as learning how to store things so they don’t rot away within a few days. (Lesson learned this week: herbs need to go into a ziplock bag, not just the crisper drawer.)
Without further ado, here’s how we used this week’s CSA haul: The kale and carrots went into an incredibly delicious Hippie Bowl from the Bowl + Spoon cookbook. I substituted chicken breast for the tofu, and brown rice for the millet. It was AWESOME. Those spiced sunflower seeds added an amazing crunch to everything, and it felt delightfully healthy and filling.
We used the lettuce on salmon burgers, as well as for salads with strawberries, walnuts, and poppyseed dressing.
The giant zucchini went into a few loaves of zucchini bread (recipe coming to the blog soon, as it’s probably my favorite zucchini bread of all time).
The swiss chard, mustard and collard greens went into the Barbecue Tempeh, Greens, and Cauliflower “Couscous” from the Bowl + Spoon cookbook. I substituted chicken for the tempeh, but just generally didn’t care for the recipe. Apparently I’m picky about cauliflower.
The cabbage made its way into some easy chicken tacos. I used this recipe for the chicken, which I added to some tortillas along with the cabbage and lettuce. And the jalapeno peppers jumped into some guacamole to go on top. As usual, I have half a head of cabbage leftover in the fridge. Any other ideas on what to do with cabbage?
Unfortunately, the mint dried up before we got to use it. And I’ve never been a fan of banana peppers, so I’m afraid those will go to waste in our kitchen, unless anyone can offer up some ideas? I just picture them cast away inside the Papa John’s pizza box from my childhood. But surely they pair well with something other than cardboard boxes?
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