Thursday, July 28, 2011

CSA Share Week #11 Summer Squash Salad, Creamy Pea Salad & No Bean Hummus

Week #11 of my CSA share!!
We have a lot of variety this week.  Our weather has been pretty dry here so our peppers are not as plump as they should be, but there is an abundance.  Many of the bell peppers pictured here were not in my regular share.  They are what are called seconds.  Seconds are always freebies.  Our farmer will send a crate or two of them and members are free to take as they please.  :)
Pictured top left and clockwise:
2 cantaloupe (1 is a second)
red beets
bag of salad mix
12 ears of corn
variety of bell peppers (we received 2 in our regular share)
2 onions
garlic bulb
celery cuttings
bunch of carrots
In the center:
summer squash
1 pint of blackberries

Italian Squash Salad
2 yellow summer squash (pictured below) shredded
1 green pepper chopped
carrots shredded
red onion diced
1 large clove of garlic
black olives sliced
Himalayan salt
Organic Balsamic Vinegar
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
topped with raw sesame seeds

This is a summer favorite!!  My husband said it tasted like pizza...I think he meant it had the flavor of pizza.

A good friend was cleaning out her garden before they left for vacation and gave us this box of green beans, squash and a green pepper . 
Thank you!! 
The green beans are delicious and you can see we put the rest to good use!

Creamy Cheezy Pea Salad
1 bag of frozen peas or you can use fresh
1 red bell pepper
red onion diced
1 large clove of garlic
Daiya Cheddar Cheese (vegan)
Vegenaise~just enough to moisten

I order my Daiya Cheese from my co-op.  I get a five pound bag and divide it and keep it in the freezer until ready to use.  This saves us money by buying in bulk.  This cheese is vegan and melts very well. 
Here is a list of info from Daiya's website:

Cholesterol free
Trans Fat free
Dairy free
Free of all animal products (Vegan)
Free of common allergens including:
Dairy (casein and lactose), soy, gluten, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts (excluding coconut)
Free of Artificial Ingredients
Free of Preservatives
Free of Hormones & Antibiotics
The full list of ingredients are as follows:

Filtered water, tapioca and /or arrowroot flours, non-GMO expeller pressed canola and /or non-GMO expeller pressed safflower oil, coconut oil, pea protein, salt, inactive yeast, vegan natural flavors, vegetable glycerin, xanthan gum, citric acid (for flavor), annatto, titanium dioxide (a naturally occurring mineral).

My Daily Green Juice!
swiss chard
liquid stevia

no measurements~I just tossed this in the Vita-Mix
1 zucchinni unpeeled
big spoonful of tahini
about 1/4 c. ground raw sesame seeds
lemon juice
1 red bell pepper
1 large garlic clove
Himalayan salt
Blended and poured half into one container and then added:
one small hot pepper
blend until smooth

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