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!
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.
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!
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?