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CSA Saturday: Week 12

I just got home from the Healthy Living Summit and I feel completely rejuvenated, inspired and overall excited about all of the amazing things I learned this weekend.  I have so many new ideas that I can’t wait to put into place!  I will be posting recaps all week so stay tuned for that.

It was so fun to come home from a conference about healthy food and wellness to my weekly CSA basket!  I’m more energized than ever to make this wonderful produce into a healthy meal for Barry and I.  (BTW…thanks B for picking up the basket!)

Yellow Squash, Beet Greens, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Carrots & Corn

This week’s basket is the best of what the summer has to offer…pure, healthy, deliciousness!  Today we learned a wonderful Tomato Basil Soup recipe from Wild Harvest that had roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions and fresh basil…that is definitely what is going to happen with these tomatoes.  Thank you Kim & Genie for all of your insight!

Since I have so much frozen corn from Corn Fest 2012, this will purely be eaten off the cob most likely next to a nice beet green salad with shredded carrots and goat cheese.  The eggplant…I’m not sure.  I’d like to do something creative with this.  Any ideas for the eggplant?  And then once again there is the dreaded squash that I can’t eat, but I will find a good home for it 🙂

Loving the basket this week and I can’t wait to dive in!  What would you do with this basket?

CSA Saturday: Week 8

Well it has been a great week of meals from the farm!  I really dove into last week’s basket and got a little creative.

Last week I mentioned that I was going to try some peanutty noodles with the bok choy I had.  I wasn’t in a noodle mood, so I found this recipe for stir fry with peanut sauce over rice and it was really good!  I used chicken, bok choy, red bell pepper, onions and carrots in the stir fry and added some red chili flakes to the sauce for heat.  I also added some lime juice for a little tang because peanut sauces can be a little heavy, then served everything over short grain brown rice.  It was really good, but only if you’re a peanut fan.  Barry didn’t even go near it…more for me!  Sadly, I was so hungry that I forgot to take a picture.

Next up, a Quinoa, Corn and Mint Salad!  I found this recipe on Pinterest (follow my boards!) this week and had to make it.  It was so good that I literally did a happy food dance when I tasted it!  The salad has a lemon vinaigrette that is so fresh and summery, and is the perfect complement to the corn and herbs.  I used chives instead of scallions because that was what is in my garden, but I’m glad I did because the onion flavor was much milder.  I served this with spice rubbed grilled chicken and some sliced avocado…YUM!  Try this recipe..NOW!

Quinoa, Corn & Mind Salad

Salad with Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken

And the last dish I’ll share is a succotash of fava beans, corn and carrots from my garden.  This was very tedious to make since there was a lot of veggie prep, but it was totally worth it.  I mixed in some chopped thyme and oregano from my garden as well to brighten it up a bit.  It was a great side for some BBQ chicken.

Fava Bean, Corn & Carrot Succotash with BBQ Grilled Chicken

Let’s move on to this week’s basket, shall we?  Once again, I received MORE than five items!  Granted half of the items I can’t eat, but I got more corn, some beautiful beets, carrots and broccoli rabe…woohoo!

Yellow Squash, Corn, Broccoli Rabe, Pickling Cucumbers, Beets, White Carrots & Zucchini

I haven’t made pizza in a while, so maybe a chicken sausage and broccoli rabe pizza for dinner tonight.  The corn looks much better this week (last week’s was a bit small), so I’ll probably just eat it right off the cob…sweet and delicious.  And for the beets and carrots, roasted as usual…my favorite preparation.

I picked up some tomatoes from the farm, the first of the season!  They’re small, but I’ll take them.  I also grabbed more of the local mozz which will go well on my pizza and just plain with the tomaters.  Oh man do I love summer!

What would you make with this basket?