1 lb. ground lamb
1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, grated
2 sticks of celery, finely chopped
3 tomatoes, diced
1 cup red wine
½ cup golden raisins
1 TBSP smoked paprika
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
2-3 cups cooked rice
6 large bell peppers, tops and seeds removed
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add two tablespoons olive oil. Add the lamb and season with salt and pepper. Cook until brown, about 5-8 minutes, breaking it up into small bits with the back of a wooden spoon as it cooks. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, garlic, raisins and paprika. Continue to cook until the onions start to get tender, about 3-4 minutes.
Deglaze the pan with the red wine, stirring to get any brown bits off the bottom of the skillet. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Turn off the heat and add the parsley and cooked rice to the pot. Stir to combine.
Pour 1 cup of water or vegetable broth into an oven-safe baking dish for additional liquid to create a bed for the peppers to sit on. Fill each pepper up with the rice and lamb mixture.
Set in the baking dish and bake, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes.
1 head of celery, diced (if using store-bought, you may only need 4 stalks)
3-4 carrots, peeled and diced
1 onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
½ cup red wine
4 large tomatoes, diced
2 cups leftover shredded meat of choice
½ lb pasta (I love the wrinkly trumpets for holding the sauce)
Cook pasta according to the package and set aside. In a large pan, heat 4 TBSP olive oil over medium heat. Add celery, carrot, onion and cook until the onions start to look translucent, about ten minutes, then add garlic for another minute. Pour in red wine, and cook, stirring, until the wine has mostly absorbed into the veggies, and the smell of alcohol has disappeared. Add in chopped tomatoes, stir, and let simmer until most of the tomato water has evaporated and sauce has begun to thicken. Then add in your leftover meat (or meat substitute!) and cook until warmed through. At this point, add in your pasta, and toss with the sauce, until all the pasta is coated. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and fresh herbs!
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time: 20 minutes
1 bunch Tuscan kale, trimmed and finely shredded/sliced
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
2 small-medium beets, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
1 bunch carrots, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
1 apple, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 small red onion, sliced into little slivers
salt and pepper
1 clove of garlic, peeled
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp prepared mustard (Dijon, stoneground, etc)
1/3 cup tahini
juice of 1 orange (a generous 1/4 cup)
honey to taste
1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
In a large bowl, combine the sliced kale, celery, beets, carrot shreds, sliced apple and red onion slivers. Season all of that with some salt and pepper and toss. Set aside.
Make the dressing: combine all the dressing ingredients in a blender on high until you have a smooth dressing that will coat the back of a spoon, in a decidedly thin way (you might have to add splashes of water to get there). Check it for seasoning, adjust and set the dressing aside.
Pour the dressing onto the salad and toss it up. Garnish with parsley.
Time: 2 hours
1 bunch beets, greens removed
1 bunch of carrots, cut into chunks
½ teaspoon of cumin
½ teaspoon of coriander
Chopped, roasted almonds (optional)
Heat the oven to 400.
Wash beets, wrap in foil and put on a baking sheet.
Put carrot chunks on the baking sheet and toss with olive oil.
Roast until a knife pierces the beets with little resistance, 45 to 90 minutes, and the carrots are tender and browned (remove when done; before the beets).
When the beets are cool enough to handle, peel by gently rubbing the skin off under cold water, and cut into chunks; toss them and the carrots with chopped almonds, 1/2 teaspoon each of cumin and coriander, lemon juice and olive oil. Garnish with chopped fresh herbs of choice!
For carrots, and all other root vegetables with tops, you will want to remove the tops before storing in the fridge. This keeps the root from going soft, and you can use the tops for something else. Serve this frittata with a lightly dressed bowl of salad greens (and maybe a glass of Riesling) for a simple summer dinner!
1 bunch carrots, top removed, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon caraway seeds, ground
1 to 2 tablespoon harissa paste OR Chile garlic paste
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
8 large eggs
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Either boil the carrots in salted water, or steam until thoroughly tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash with a fork, or puree in a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Add the caraway, harissa, and garlic, and blend together.
Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Beat in the salt and pepper, and add the carrot mixture and the parsley. Mix together well. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a heavy 10-inch nonstick skillet. Hold your hand above it; it should feel hot. Drop a bit of egg into the pan and if it sizzles and cooks at once, the pan is ready. Pour in the egg mixture. Swirl the pan to distribute the eggs and filling evenly over the surface. Shake the pan gently, tilting it slightly with one hand while lifting up the edges of the omelet with a spatula, to let the eggs run underneath during the first few minutes of cooking.
Cover the pan, turn the heat down to low and cook 15 minutes, shaking the pan gently every once in a while, until the frittata is almost set. From time to time remove the lid and loosen the bottom of the omelet with a spatula, tilting the pan, so that the bottom doesn’t burn. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler.
Finish under the broiler for 1 to 3 minutes, watching very carefully to make sure the top doesn’t burn (it should brown slightly, and it will puff under the broiler). Remove from the heat, shake the pan to make sure the frittata isn’t sticking, and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes and up to 15. Loosen the edges with a wooden or plastic spatula. Carefully slide from the pan onto a large round platter. Serve warm or room temperature.
This recipe is easily adapted to use whatever veggies you have on hand! If you can get some eggs from one of our market neighbors, you’ll be set. Feel free to switch out the rice for other grains as well, or cauliflower.
3/4 cup short-grain brown or white rice, rinsed
1 ½ cups water
1 pinch sea salt
VEGGIES + EGG
2-3 Tbsp sesame oil, DIVIDED (toasted for more flavor, untoasted works, too)
3 cups packed mixed vegetables (such as finely shredded carrot, thinly sliced zucchini, or greens)
1 heaping cup bean sprouts (if you can’t find, sub more mixed vegetables)
2 stalks green onion, sliced on an angle
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 large eggs
2-4 Tbsp Korean Gochujang Sauce
Toasted or raw sesame seeds (optional)
To a medium saucepan, add cooking water, rinsed rice, and salt. Heat over high heat and bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender and fluffy. Keep covered and set aside.
While the rice finishes cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat (stainless steel or cast iron are best). Once hot, add 1 tsp of sesame oil or enough to just coat the pan.
Once the oil is hot, add vegetables one type at a time and cook in batches until lightly browned (1-2 minutes), seasoning each with a little minced garlic and a dash of soy sauce. Cooking in batches allows you to arrange vegetables separately over the rice for visual effect. Add more oil to the pan as needed between vegetables.
Arrange cooked vegetables in individual piles on a serving plate and cover gently to keep warm until serving.
To cook eggs heat the same pan over medium heat. Once hot, add a little more oil (sesame or otherwise), and carefully crack eggs. For sunny-side up (our preference), cover briefly with a lid to steam for 1 minute, then remove lid and continue cooking until whites are cooked but yolks are still runny. Turn off heat and set aside (uncovered).
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons minced ginger
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 star anise, broken in half
2 teaspoons soy sauce (more to taste)
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil
1 small cabbage, 1 to 1 1/2 pounds, quartered, cored and cut crosswise into 1/8-inch shreds
1 medium carrot, cut into julienne
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons minced chives, Chinese chives or cilantro
Combine the garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and star anise in a small bowl. Combine the soy sauce and sherry in another small bowl.
Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or a 12-inch skillet over high heat until a drop of water evaporates within a second or two when added to the pan. Swirl in the oil by adding it to the sides of the pan and tilting it back and forth. Add the garlic, ginger, pepper flakes and star anise. Stir-fry for a few seconds, just until fragrant, then add the cabbage and carrots. Stir-fry for one to two minutes until the cabbage begins to wilt, then add the salt and wine/soy sauce mixture. Cover and cook over high heat for one minute until just wilted. Uncover and stir-fry for another 30 seconds, then stir in the chives or cilantro and remove from the heat. The cabbage should be crisp-tender. Serve with rice or noodles.
Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 10-12 spring rolls
1 bunch collard greens, stems carefully removed
1 English cucumber, julienned
1-2 carrots, shredded
1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 cups salad mix, chopped
Cilantro, mint, and basil, finely chopped
2 cups cooked protein of your choice, tofu, chicken, etc.
Mae ploy chili garlic sauce (for dipping)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil while you carefully stem the collard greens, trying to keep the leaves intact. Fill a bowl with ice water. When the water comes to a boil, salt generously and add the collard leaves in batches. Blanch two minutes and transfer to the ice water. Drain, gently squeeze out excess water and set aside.
Lay out one collard leaf, with the cut stem area to the side. To the bottom third of the wrapper add a small handful of salad mix and herb and layer carrots, bell peppers, cucumber, and 2-3 pieces of protein on top. Gently fold over once, tuck in edges, and continue rolling until seam is sealed.
Place seam-side down on a serving platter. Repeat until all fillings are used up or you run out of collards – about 10--12 spring rolls total. Serve with Mae Ploy or a peanut sauce.
1 1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup canned coconut milk
5 large carrots (about 7-10 inches long)
1 tablespoon organic grass-fed butter, ghee, or coconut oil
2 tablespoons raw, local honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/16 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/16 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup raisins
1 star anise, whole
1/4 cup cashews
Wash and shred the carrots. Pour milks into a sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Add the carrots to the sauce pan, continuing to simmer for 20 minutes. (Keep a close eye on the coconut milk to keep it from boiling over.)
After the milk begins to thicken and take on an orange color from the carrots, add the butter, ghee, or coconut oil to the pot along with the honey. Stir until the butter has melted, and then add the cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Toss in the raisins. Stir to combine, and continue to simmer for 5 more minutes.
Add the star anise to the pudding, and simmer for 5 more minutes, or until more of the milk has evaporated and the carrots are very soft.
Toast the cashews in an oven at 350°F until golden.
Remove the pudding from the heat. Remove and discard the star anise, or use it as a garnish. Serve the pudding warm. Top with cashews.
1 cup nuts (pecans, almonds, and cashews all work very well)
1 cup dates (Medjool or regular), chopped
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup shredded coconut flakes
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Grind all the ingredients except 1⁄2 cup coconut flakes in your food processor until incorporated and the mixture begins to turn into a dough, about 1 minute. Scrap down the sides if necessary.
Roll the mixture into round balls using the help of saran wrap (wrap it around the bites to form a circle), until all the mixture is finished.
Roll the balls in the last 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut flakes. Place in the fridge for at least an hour, then enjoy!
Each week our CSA gets recipes along with their shares. Here we've collected all the recipes from previous years.