Organic Produce Box

Hey Everyone!

Thanks so much for all the kind words on my injury and fashion troubles.  I forgot to mention that to help my hip heal, I’m not only going to do Bobbi’s Holiday Shred, but also going to incorporate lots of yoga, some walking and if I break down and get a gym memebership, some elliptipcal, if it doesn’t hurt.  I found out there is a small yoga studio that opened in town so I’m hoping to get over there at least once a week.  We’ll see.  Otherwise, I’m icing, taking advil like it’s my job, massaging with a tennis ball, and stretching a lot.  Oh, and hoping and wishing that this will be better after my month of rest!

Anyhow, onto some food funness.  With Thanksgiving coming up and some family members who don’t accept my basically vegan/envrionmental lifestyle, I’m trying to decide what to take to one of the three Thanksgivings I’m going to this year (yes, three…don’t ask).  I got a ton of stuff in my organic produce box on Saturday and am trying to figure out what the best thing would be to make out of it’s contents:

Here’s what came:

  • Red Leaf Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Chives
  • Rosemary
  • Butternut Squash
  • Broccoli
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Persimmons
  • Apples
  • Carrots

As you can see there is a ton of broccoli and potatoes…so I’m thinking something along those lines and using the rosemary with it…ideas?  The persimmons are far from ripe so they can’t be used yet, but soon enough I’m going to make cookies with them!

What dish are you making for your Thanksgiving(s)?!  I want to hear about all the goodies you’re going to have this week!

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5 Responses to Organic Produce Box

  1. am says:

    ooh! ooh! i got one: i host thanksgiving for my and my bf’s parents (this will be our fourth as hosts), but this is my first one since going vegan. to make sure i have something extra to stand in for the main, i’m making phyllo triangles filled with 8 oz mushrooms, a small head’s worth of broccoli florets, and half a recipe of angela’s pumpkin cheese sauce (http://ohsheglows.com/2011/10/13/vegan-pumpkin-mac-n-cheeze-sauce/). which is totally magnificent with broccoli.

    i bring this up because i get pretty excited about phyllo triangles, and you have stuff to make them, if you buy phyllo. you can make that sauce with roasted butternut squash instead of canned pumpkin (pretty sure angela says she prefers that version in that post, anyway), and use the rest of the roasted squash in a quick bread.

    so for phyllo filling, you could use grated potato (white, sweet, or a mix, of course, but i’m feeling the starchy white for this) with the broccoli and cheese sauce. definitely throw the rosemary and chives in there, too. flavorful comfort food, hello.

    or if you don’t like the pumpkin sauce idea, you could still do a grated apple/sweet potato/carrot filling that you could make savory (add coriander) or sweet (add sugar and cardamom).

    you don’t have to make phyllo triangles, of course. but they’re fun and a nice presentation for not a lot of work.

    • Melissa says:

      Those sound interesting! Interesting use of pumpkin though…I’ll certainly give it a try!

      • am says:

        by the way, if you do try that sauce, i advise omitting the corn starch. i found it made it too thick and obviously starchy. much smoother and more flavorful without it.

  2. Carey says:

    Easy Broccoli soup…
    Without giving you amounts all you need is to cut up the broccoli and saute in oil of your choice in a pot with one or two diced potatoes, onion, garlic and any herbs you like. Add 4 or 5 cups water or enough to cover the veggies but not enough to make it too watery. Simmer and then puree in blender or with stick blender, so good. Remember to add sea salt or herbamare. The potatoes give it a thick creaminess without cream and it’s very good and comforting. Play with the ratios, it’s pretty hard to mess it up. Just keep in mind you want more broccoli than potato and you want it creamy. Let me know if you have any questions.

    • Melissa says:

      Oh, that is definitely a must! I might add some nutritional yeast to add some extra flavor and since I don’t have any vegetable broth too. Thanks for the idea!

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