We usually roast winter squash, but you can braise your winter squash instead if you are willing to trade more prep time for less cook time. Braised or simmered squash cooks in just a few minutes, and you’re left with the benefit of all that creamy sauce, too. This recipe from thekitchn.com shows how to do it. The squash can be served in chunks, or puréed into a sauce, e.g. for serving over pasta. (more…)
Repeating the recipe title 10 times fast is harder than making this lovely green for the Holidays. While we may not have enough from Farmer John to make this, Brussels sprout lovers will always go out and buy some more. From the website www.thekitchn.com, this recipe serves 4 but can easily be doubled. (more…)
From the website, www.cooklocal.com, this easy recipe serves 4 (or 2 if you are really hungry!). You can readily add some pancetta or bulk sausage to the stuffing for a non-vegetarian meal. Cook the meat for at least 10 minutes at the start of the recipe, then proceed with garlic, beans, kale, etc., as noted. Just as yummy! (more…)
Here is a greens recipe, from CSA member Veronica Sidhu (author of Menus and Memories from Punjab: Meals to Nourish Body and Soul), using paneer cheese rather than lentils. It is one most Americans are familiar with from Indian restaurant dishes. Recipe may be halved or frozen. Yields 8 servings (4 cups greens without cheese cubes). (more…)
This recipe is from Mark Bittman who writes “The Minimalist” column in the New York Times. If you do not have any dried shiitake mushrooms, so you can use fresh shiitake mushrooms. Where the recipe calls for reserved mushroom water from the dried mushrooms, you can substitute chicken broth. Yields 4 servings. (more…)
This recipe, found at simplyrecipes.com is the classic Italian way to prepare broccoli raab. It’s also great served with Italian sausage and pasta.
Note that this recipe also includes the blanching steps, which is the key to removing much of the natural bitterness in broccoli raab. Some people blanch their raab, some do not — so if your raab isn’t particularly bitter, or you like bitter greens, you can easily skip the blanching steps. (more…)
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.