Vegan

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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Cilantro Chimichurri

If you are not familiar with Chimichurri, it is a delicious and easy to make sauce for vegetables, meat, fish or even served with a French baguette. Chimichurri originated in Argentina and is generally made from parsley,  garlic, onion, olive oil, oregano, and either vinegar, lime or lemon juice. Additional flavorings such as thyme, basil,…

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Stir Fried Greens Asian Style

I have been battling the flu since Christmas and have no appetite lately.  Greens are the only thing that sound good to me, I decided to listen!  So I cooked up this batch of greens and then added it to soups or rice bowls all week.  I’m on the mend so apparently my body knew…

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Squash and Leek Soup

This week’s recipe comes from one of our regular customers at the Santa Clarita farmers market by way of my eldest son who works there.  We work on many of these weekly recipes as a family and both of our sons give creative input to the end result.   Having a CSA box is a…

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SSCC (Super Simple Creamed Corn)

Hold the Cream!  You can made a nice creamed corn without any dairy if you prefer.  The key to creaminess is the “milk” from the corn.  Whatever you do – do not add sugar to this recipe, it is amazingly simple and sweet the way it is because our corn is so sweet and flavorful.…

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Slow Cooked Green Beans

This came to me from Neva Munoz, one of our wonderful Venturian CSA Site Hosts.  The recipe was originally published by Mark Bittman, renowned NY Times foodie.  Neva had a few recommendations (below).  I cooked them in a slow cooker because I’m busy and lazy.  This was my first attempt at the recipe and I…

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Strawberry-ness

It’s been a bit of a wait — but the strawberries are finally here! I have many different ways to savor my berries. I know they are great on their own, no question there. I often make this healthy strawberry “shortcake” for breakfast or dessert – the family loves it too. Strawberry lemonade is another…

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Baked Veggie Chips

I still remember my very first Granny Goose taro chip that I tasted when I resided in Hawaii in the mid 80’s.  I was hooked from the first crunch and oh the horror when I eventually returned to the mainland where sadly taro chips were scarce… Recently it seems that veggie chips have exploded in…

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Celery Root Puree with Crispy Fennel

This a simple but elegant side dish that pairs well with fish, chicken – would probably even stand up to a steak!  Move over garlic mashed potatoes!! 1 large celery root, peeled and cut into small chunks 1/2 onion, cut into small chunks 1 cup of coconut milk (or full fat milk) 1/2 cup of…

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Vail Butternut Squash Soup

I just returned from a wonderful week in Vail, CO with the family.  Aside from wondering where the produce was coming from, I did enjoy the food I was experiencing and not having to prepare it. Most notable we sampled several versions of Butternut Squash Soup. They all seemed more complex than soups I had…

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