CSA Box #9 | February 15
More winter equals more root veggies (even though the ever-fluctuating temperatures don’t make it seem like winter)! This week’s CSA Box was filled with tubers and squash galore, with a few hot house greens in there to brighten things up.
Week 9 Haul:
- Living summer lettuce
- 9 shiitake mushrooms
- Living cress
- 1 butternut squash
- 6 beets
- 5 sweet potatoes
- 10 white onions (or shallots?!)
- 5 potatoes
Total: 8 items
Week 8 Recipes & Meals:
I used a bunch of the cabbage from Week 8 in the Super Slaw from Chelsea’s & my latest vegan supper club. And because cabbage is the vegetable that never ends, I still have some kicking around in my fridge. I’ve been using it in salads whenever I can, but it’s still hanging on! I never got around to making sauerkraut, but there will be other cabbages for that!
I used some of the carrots, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, and turnip, in a curry stew of sorts inspired by an Oh She Glows recipe for spice lentil soup. The stoup (as I’m calling it – stew + soup), was packed with red lentils, warming spices, and in my case, heaps of veggies. It was delicious and perfect for these random cold snaps we’ve been having!
Week 9 Recipes & Plans:
Butternut Squash: It’s been ages since I’ve made chili, but I’m thinking some cubed BNS would pair fabulously with some good ol’ fashioned chili. There’s a recipe for chili in the first Thug Kitchen cookbook that looks delicious!
Sweet Potatoes: What’s chili without cornbread? A friend recently leant me her Eat to Live cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman that has a recipe for cornbread with sweet potato in it. I’m thinking it would perfectly complement my chili!
Potatoes: I still haven’t used up all of my potatoes from my last CSA Box, so I’m thinking I’ll have to do a big potato roast and use them in bowls (my Mix n Match dinner bowls would be perfect!)
Beets: Ashley from Blissful Basil has a fantastic-looking chocolate cake that features beets that I’m just dying to whip up! Hidden veggies? Sign me up!
Do you have a go-to chili recipe? Are you a fan of hidden veggies in baked goods?? (spoiler alert: I 100% am!!)