6th CSA Box and Egg Roll Recipe

6th CSA Box and Egg Roll Recipe

Our 6th CSA box contained some yummy stuff: spinach, herbs (dill, rosemary, and cilantro), cabbage, carrots, onions, zucchini, and raspberries.
Y’all, the raspberries were AMAZING.  And the fresh herbs are delicious.  But from this week’s box, I made some yummy egg rolls.

Veggie Egg Roll Recipe
2 heads cabbage chopped
-2 onions chopped
-2 cups of carrots shredded
-2 zucchini shredded
-4 cups broth (I used beef broth)
-2 tablespoons chopped garlic
-1 tablespoon dried powdered ginger
-1 package egg roll wrappers
-splash of soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar
Boil the veggies in the broth, garlic, and ginger.  Once they are soft to your liking, drain them and add the soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar.  Add a couple tablespoons of the filling to an egg roll wrapper and wrap them up.  Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes until crispy.

Dip them in sweet and sour sauce.  They were a big hit at our house!

5th CSA Box and Beet Chip Recipe

5th CSA Box and Beet Chip Recipe

I’ve gotten busy and fallen behind a bit on my CSA posting.  So I’m getting caught up.  Our 5th CSA box contained some yummy stuff- strawberries, blueberries, onions, cabbage, and beets.
The fruit from the farm is SO good.  And I love the onions.  I ate the fruit for breakfasts, snacks, and desserts….the onions were used in some mexican food, the cabbage recipe will be coming next week…but today, I’m focusing on the beets.  I actually waited to utilize the beets because we got two boxes in a row with beets – so I waited until I had several to play with…and I made beet chips!
I followed this recipe, peeling them under cold water, slicing them with my mandolin, and baking them on low with oil, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.  I finished them with some ranch seasoning (because everything is better with ranch!).

They were really tasty (and BEAUTIFUL!).  I didn’t really let mine get super crispy (I don’t love that almost burned taste), but they were delish and roasted and yummy.

4th CSA Box and Balsamic Asparagus Recipe

First off, the winner of the thinkThin bar giveaway was comment #17 Lisa Brown.  I’ve emailed her.
I got my 4th CSA box.  It didn’t have anything “new” in it…but it was all yummy!
Strawberries (extra this week because we were low on other stuff), onions, carrots, and asparagus.

I decided to make some balsamic asparagus with the asparagus.  It’s SO good and simple.
Balsamic Asparagus Recipe
I take the asparagus, cut off the bottoms, sprinkle them with garlic powder and pepper….then I pour some good quality balsamic vinegar over them.  
Bake at 350 (covered for 10) uncovered for 5. They are tangy and savory and wonderful. 

3rd CSA Box and Smoothie Cubes Recipe

Last week, I got our third CSA box from Wild Things Farm.  It’s SO conveinent for me, because it’s literally only 10 minutes total out of my way to go pick up our box.

I actually got to talk with one of the farmers while I was there.  That was a treat!  She was SO nice.  She was telling me what we could be expecting in the future (beets!) and that this was the last of the asparagus (sad day!).  She also got super sad telling me about the small cauliflower.  She said the weather just didn’t cooperate, and she was afraid if she waited for the next box (in a couple weeks) it wouldn’t be good…so we got baby cauliflower.

She also told me that her animals got to eat all the broccoli because it didn’t turn out this year.  She said “I babied that stuff ALL winter, and didn’t get any of it.”  Being a farmer is hard, y’all!

This is what came in my 3rd CSA box:

A giant box of AMAZING strawberries, a big bag of purple asparagus, a bag of kale, 2 small heads of cauliflower, and some spring onions.

I decided to make some smoothie cubes with the kale and some strawberries.  They are perfect to add to some almond milk or coconut milk in the mornings.

Smoothie Cube Recipe
bag of kale (mine was about 6 cups I would say?)
-equal fruit (I used about 3 cups of strawberries, a couple mangos, and some pineapple)
-2 bananas

Wash the kale and remove any really big stems (they are bitter) and boil it quickly (for 1-2 minutes) until soft. Then add the berries, bananas, and kale to a food processor and blend.  Depending on the water content of your berries, you may need to add a little liquid.  Water, milk of some sort, or juice would work fine.  Pour your mixture into ice cube trays.

When you’re ready, you can blend the cubes with some milk, protein powder, and any other fruit and make an instant smoothie! I use 6 cubes, which is about 3/4 of a cup of fruit and veggies.