Author: Danielle Levitt

Chicken and Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Chicken and Bok Choy Stir Fry

This recipe uses many of the vegetables we will be getting this week!  Stir frying is a versatile way to put your CSA veggies to good use.  You can really substitute almost any other vegetable for the ones listed in this recipe and it will still turn out great.  Use your imagination!   For a vegetarian option, leave out the chicken, use tofu or other protein, and use vegetable stock.

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Maple Ginger Roasted Butternut Squash

Maple Ginger Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is typically on most people’s dinner tables so here is a fairly simple side dish that isn’t too time consuming.  This recipe comes from Diane Imrie and Richard Jarmusz book “Cooking Close to Home: A Year of Seasonal Recipes”, and can also be found on sugartreemaplefarm.com.  The recipe as is serves 6; you can double the recipe, but cook each batch in separate pans to allow for proper roasting.  Extras freeze nicely, too. (more…)

Barley-Sweet Potato Hash

Barley-Sweet Potato Hash

Another fantastic recipe from the Simply Organic cookbook by Jesse Ziff Cool.  Serves 4.  Variations:  stir in ham, smoked tofu, or cooked chicken or shrimp into a bowl of the hash for a hearty meal.  Or top the hash with poached eggs.

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Fennel

Fennel

Fennel, also known as sweet fennel or finocchio, originated in the Mediterranean and is popular in Italian and Scandinavian cooking. Closely related to parsley, carrots, dill and coriander, this aromatic vegetable is the swollen, immature stem of a large, feathery bush. The young stems of the plant overlap at the base to form a bulb with white-to-pale-green ribbed layers. Although the stalks are similar to celery both in their appearance and in their crunchy texture, all parts of the plant (bulb, stalks, and fronds) have a pleasantly sweet anise, or licorice-like flavor, and are edible. (more…)

Beet Meatloaf

Beet Meatloaf

Don’t be frightened by the color of this beet meatloaf recipe from www.susangreeley.com.  It’s really quite delicious!  Of course, if you already have a favorite meatloaf or burger recipe, you could probably try adding shredded beets to that instead.  Mix in some shredded parsley or chopped onion for more flavor. (more…)