Side Dish Recipes

CSA Produce of the Week, April 3, 2017

The sweet and crunchy snap pea is rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, and folate, among other nutrients, and adds a delightful texture to many dishes, when used either cooked or raw. It also has vitamin K, a key nutrient for bone health. The most common way is to quickly sauté or toss into stir-fries…

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CSA Produce of the Week, August 2, 2016

Yellow Wax Beans Yellow wax beans are a rich source of dietary fiber that may help reduce blood cholesterol levels. These beans may contribute to prevent constipation and controls blood sugar levels. Yellow wax beans also contains protein that can help maintain healthy tissues and bones. Iron and manganese intake may be increased with these…

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Shalgam Masala (Spicy Indian Turnips)

I found a new way to prepare turnips!  I have started to experiment again with making Indian food at home, which we all love.  For the longest time I was trying recreate an entire buffet but that was overwhelming.  I find that buying a prepared simmer sauce from Trader Joes or Fresh and Easy and…

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Kohlrabi Au Gratin

It seems like there is no high ground for the Kohlrabi, you either love it or hate it or are intimated by it.  This unusual looking chap (with absolutely no known ties to the alien world) is edible from top to bottom.  The greens are wonderful chopped and sautéed as you would any other green. …

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Bell Pepper and Chard Orzo

6 cups of water 2 tsp. or one chicken or vegetable bouillon cube 1 1/2 cup of orzo 1-2 T extra virgin olive oil 1 large sweet pepper (yellow or red) chopped 1 large Texas sweet onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic minced 1 cup of thinly sliced Chard 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan (optional)…

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Stuffed Peppers on the Grill

You will amaze your family and any guests with this simple, foolproof recipe.  Warning: you may be asked to make it repeatedly! 8 assorted peppers – Pasilla (Poblanos), Anaheims, Sweet Bells (different colors make it interesting), Jalepenos, Cherry Bombs (spice things up), your choice of Underwood fresh peppers – sweet or spicy or both 1…

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Melon Mania

I never liked melons, for years I would pass them up at the grocery store.  When I began receiving them as part of the CSA program, I was skeptical.  I believe that first summer the first introduction was to a French Morning melon, after slicing into that beauty I never looked back! Cutting into my…

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Asian Inspired Pickles

From CSA Member Grace – this was so fantastic we had to share it with everyone! 1 lb Underwood pickling cucumbers, scrubbed clean 1 – 2 tsp. sea salt 1 cup white or rice vinegar 3/4 – 1 cup sugar 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tsp minced fresh ginger 1 tsp sesame seed oil…

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All American Roasted New Potato Salad

Try this twist on a classic to add to your July 4th celebration – or any summer get together.  Have a healthy, happy and safe Independence Day everyone! 1 lb of Yukon Gold or Red Norland Potatoes, washed but leave the skin on 2 Bell Peppers, chopped (any color) 1 Texas Sweet Onion, chopped 3…

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Mizuna and Fava Bean Risotto

Until recently, Risotto was always one of those things that I never attempted to cook, I would order it out in a restaurant – too much effort!  I also try to adhere to a gluten free diet as much as possible and for years I was confused between Orzo – which is a pasta made…

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