I have been exploring uses for my bag of wheat berries that is living in my pantry. I had a major risotto craving so I thought I would try to sub the wheat berries in for the rice. This recipe turned out really comforting and rich like traditional risotto. I really liked how the wheat berries made it a little chewy. (more…)
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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…)
I love the bright and fresh citrus that we get in the wintertime from Bountiful Baskets but sometimes my counter fills up faster than I get them used. I was inspired to use the citrus to make a flavorful marinade for the fajitas on my meal plan for this week. The resulting chicken is moist and flavorful and it comes together super easily. (more…)
Not going to lie….This sounds hideous (this coming from my cousin who I love for telling it like it is), even for a non picky eater which I can claim to be these days! But something about it is just darn good! What is it about this that makes it good when everything thing screams THOSE FOODS DON’T GO TOGETHER!!!! (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…)
My chickens have an incredible ability to produce more eggs than we can eat at breakfast, so we are constantly on the lookout for dinner recipes that have the ability to use a ton of eggs! This recipe fits the bill, and could only perhaps be improved by a smidge of bacon being added at the beginning.
We have many Sunday evenings where we need a quick and easy meal. This is often when I create most my family recipes. One Sunday we were busy, I was sick, and just wanted to have a warm easy soup. I had plans to make Beef Stroganoff but did not feel up to it. So I combined a beef stew with a hobo stew and created something we all devoured. I was able to rest and not feel rushed as I made this wonderful dinner.
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.
One of the things that participating in Bountiful Baskets has done has helped to expand my food horizons. A couple of years after I started participating in Bountiful Baskets, our local Farm Education Foundation started to host a Food Swap (disclaimer: I’m on the board, and the food swap is “my” project). Our swap is just starting it’s third year, and I’m always amazed at what I end up coming home with. This time around I ended up swapping some Apple Cranberry Preserves for some home made enchilada sauce, which I transformed into this creation!