Kale, the trendy “superfood” pops up in my basket quite a bit. I don’t love it, but it gives me an opportunity to get creative in the kitchen. This dish is inspired by sausage, kale, and white bean soup and will take you halfway across the world to a trattoria in the Tuscan Countryside. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Carrots’
I really need a protein rich breakfast to get my day started. One of the easiest and healthiest protein breakfasts is for me to scramble up some eggs. This is a great recipe to use up a variety of vegetables and it is fast so it is perfect for weekday mornings. I will pretty much use whatever I have on hand but some of my favorites are tomatoes, spinach, kale, onion, broccoli, carrots, summer squash, zucchini, herbs, leeks, and potatoes. (more…)
Anyone who has received butter lettuce in their Bountiful Basket knows that it can be a little unsettling to put something that claims to be “alive” and comes with a dirty root ball into your refrigerator. We also know that it’s delicious. Both times I’ve gotten it, I knew I could’ve probably just made a salad, but the perfectly cupped-shaped leaves made my mind automatically think lettuce wraps. (more…)
“Of all the items on the menu, soup is that which exacts the most delicate perfection and the strictest attention.”—Auguste Escoffier
What to do with the leftover turkey from the holidays? What to do with the leftover veggies in the fridge? Soup! This is my go-to recipe whenever anyone is sick in my family. Soup fills you with warmth and good vitamins. I hope you will enjoy this simple, but enjoyable soup recipe.
Rainbow carrots are a novelty vegetable and relatively new to the farmers markets. They do taste different from the favorite orange variety. The batch of carrots in our Bountiful Basket were wonderful! (more…)
My step dad is Japanese. His mom is from Okinawa, she is the sweetest woman in the world. She stands 4’2 but her smile brightens a room! When they came into our family they also brought a whole new world of foods with them. This is one of the easier dishes I learned. I like to serve this at Thanksgiving because its a rice dish that really fits in well with a turkey dinner. Its a nice substitute for rice dressing if you don’t like that sort of thing
This recipe was modeled after Zuppa Toscana, from Olive Garden. I wanted to lower the fat and salt content of this recipe, make it lactose free, and use more nutritious ingredients. Changing the original potatoes to white yams, gives this soup a completely different flavor than the original. I also add additional veggies, more garlic, more spice, less water, and use low sodium broth.
Everyone loves carrots. The trick is to find new ways to get people to eat carrots with dinner, instead of just carrots sticks! I love to experiment with stir frying vegetables. Carrots sliced thinly and sauted with sesame oil are so fragrant that it is hard to wait for them to finish cooking! I toasted sesame seeds and added five spice to it. Garlic seemed like a natural to add to the sesame oil. Something about the combination makes for a wonderful new way to try carrots! This is my recipe for Asian Stir Fry Carrots. Enjoy!
This week we went from a beautiful 80° day on Sunday to chilly, windy fall weather on Monday. And fall weather totally calls for soup. I’ve been hoarding the root vegetables that have been in my baskets the last couple of week and decided this was the time for a soup creation to go along with the weather.