CSA Box #11 | March 15

Signs of spring are in the air and it’s definitely reflected in my latest CSA Box! A single – but beautiful – yellow bell pepper hints at good things to come! I don’t hate potatoes, but I’m ready for some fresh springtime vegetables!

Week 11 Haul:

CSA Box #11 Haul

Item Breakdown:

  • 11 potatoes
  • 20+ shiitake mushrooms
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 7 apples
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • Living pea tenders
  • 10+ small yellow onions
  • 1 bunch kale

Total: 8 items

Week 10 Meals:

I hit it out of the park with my plans for week 10’s CSA Box! I made the BBQ Mushroom Toasts from The First Mess Cookbook. I thought the mushrooms were good enough on their own, so Mac & I just had them as a side for dinner one night!

BBQ Mushrooms | A Taste of Trace

I also made some black lentil, mushroom, & rice burgers that were phenomenal! I’ll have to make this again and write down the recipe so I can share it with you!

Mushroom Burgers | A Taste of Trace

The butternut squash mac & cheese recipe that my friend showed me was so simple, but also way too sweet. I added more mustard, some nutritional yeast, tamari, and salt to make it a bit more savoury. After those additions it was quite delicious!

BNS Mac n Cheese | A Taste of Trace

For the miso glazed sweet potatoes, I threw in some parsnips as well and enjoyed the potatoes in a dinner bowl with some sautéed mushrooms, greens, and lentils.

Miso Dinner Bowl | A Taste of Trace

I also used parsnips up in a Dahl dish (also from The First Mess Cookbook).

Weeknight Dahl | A Taste of Trace

It was quite a successful week for my CSA Box veggies!

Week 11 Plans:

Potatoes: I’ve been eyeing Dreena Burton’s recipe for an eggless potato salad in her Plant Powered Families cookbook for a while now. I’m thinking the abundance of potatoes I got will suit that recipe perfectly! She also has a brownie recipe in that cookbook that uses kidney beans, dates, and potatoes (yes, it’s weird, but the brownies are SO GOOD!). I’ll probably make that at some point too.

Sweet Potatoes: While we’re on the dessert train, I’ve been meaning to remake Brandi’s Sweet Potato Salted Caramel for ages. I first made it in Auckland and have had a hankering for it ever since!

Onions: So many onions! There’s a recipe in The First Mess Cookbook for French Onion Lentil Pots which looks divine. (Also, if you haven’t caught on yet, this cookbook is amazing and you should totally get your hands on a copy!) It uses caramelized onions both in the lentil pots, but also blended into a cream sauce for a baguette topper! Swoon!

Do you like caramelized onions? I totally do, but I never make the time to actually cook them!