Saturday, December 8, 2012

This past week we were able to order an additional box from our CSA farmer. Our weather has been so nice that as of this past Tuesday the fields still had lots of produce....even the delicate salad greens.'
Included in our boxes were: spinach, broccoli, kale, carrots, white/sweet potatoes, parsley, kohlrabi, leeks,and beets with tops!!!  Our farmer also sent along collards and mustard greens as extra's for the taking.
I ordered salad greens among several other items. 
Below are a couple of recipe idea's to help utilize our veggies from this week.


1 c.  cooked or sprouted quinos or substitute with 1 c. hemp seeds or black rice
1-2 c. frozen peas (the more peas the sweeter)
4-6 garlic cloves~minced
1 large green onion~they whole thing~chopped or use the bottom of a leek
1-2 bell peppers chopped
2 celery stalks diced
salt & pepper to taste

                                                                    Italian Dressing
olive oil~drizzle over it
lemon juice~splash
balsamic vinegar~splash
dash of rosemary/thyme
I also added some Italian blend herbs (pre-mixed)

sorry no measurements on the dressing...I just tweek as I go

Mix this together and be is delicious....and pretty much a complete meal.  

You can eat this as is, or stuff a raw bell pepper with the salad or top a green leafy salad with it! 


1 bunch of kale
1 bunch of mustard greens
2 large green onions-diced..all parts
radishes sliced
green pepper diced
sugar snap peas chopped
pumpkin seeds
garlic...I like a lot
lime juice
olive oil
Bragg's Liquid Aminos

Top individual servings with Broccoli Sprouts

massage greens, onion, garlic, lime and Bragg's until they are wilted and then add the rest of the ingreds. Let it marinate for a couple of hours 

 Spinach Avocado Dip  
3 ripe avocado's (pitted)
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
1/3 c. of fresh lemon or lime juice (add more or less to taste)
1 small dried red jalapeno or 1/4 t. cayenne pepper powder
1 clove of garlic
a shake or two of Mrs. Dash

I blended mine in the Vita-mix but you can use a food processor or blender until desired consistency is reached.
Today I've been dipping my celery in it!

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