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Local Box Meal Plan: May 9-13

Have y’all seen Yummly yet? It’s a database that searches all (or at least most) recipes online. You can sort by a ton of factors, including ingredients, tastes (sweet, salty, etc.), food allergies, diets, and so on. It’s the best database of its kind that I’ve come across. Check it out if you get a chance – I came up with most of the recipes in today’s meal plan using that site.

Yellow Beans – Animal Farm
Kale – Green Collar
Carrots – Acadian Family Farm
Red Beets – Massey Farm
Purple Top Turnips – Gundermann Acres
Watermelon Radish- Tecolote Farm
Radicchio – Tecolote Farm
Red Leaf Lettuce – Acadian Family Farm
Spring Onions – Bar W Ranch & Farm
Garlic – Fruitful Hill Farm

 

Portuguese kale-carrot soup–This version calls for soy chorizo, but sub the real thing (the Spanish smoked kind) if you wish.

Sweet and sour beets

Radish and pine nut salad – An easy, but not boring, salad.

Grilled sausage with potatoes and beans – A great grill recipe. Use your yellow beans in place of the green ones.

Grilled radicchio – I posted something similar to this recipe last year, but it bears repeating as a reminder to you. This is one of the most awesome ways to prepare radicchio (and romaine and endive, for that matter). Don’t knock grilled lettuce till you try it.

– Stephanie

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Local Box Meal Plan – May 24-28

We get TWO kinds of fruit this week, which makes me cheer — peaches from Lundgren and mangoes from G&S, in addition to:

Romaine — Wiley Farms
Green beans — Acadian
Radicchio — Tecolote
Carrots — Acadian
Broccoli greens — Montecino
Elephant garlic
Yellow onions — Ringger
Red or Yukon gold potatoes — Oak Hill Farms

So, I will be making:

Grilled lettuces — No, seriously. Radicchio is fairly bitter, and what do I always say to do to tame bitter veggies? Cook ’em! This recipe is fast and awesome. One thing though — make grilled lettuces to order. They do not reheat well.

Crockpot pot roast braised with onions, carrots, chopped broccoli greens, and potatoes — I’ll be adding the veggies to this recipe. Nothing like coming home from work to a house that smells like heaven, thanks to dinner cooking unattended while you were out.

Dijon green beans

Vanilla-poached peaches — Depending on how many peaches we get, I’ll probably make this minty bulgur wheat and peach salad, too.

Grilled corn with mango-habanero butter — I tend to prefer mango as an accompaniment rather than the star of the meal, but if you love mango, this mango pie with crystallized ginger is fantastic.