Meals for the Week, June 13-19

CSA_June13The last week of the CSA until next season…Here’s the veggies: Spaghetti squash, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, berries, watermelon, Rosa Bianca and Italian eggplant. We also have some acorn squash and eggplant leftover from before.

  1. 20 Minute Mediterranean  Hummus Noodles with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, using spaghetti squash instead of spiralized zucchini.
  2. Chicken Salad Pita with Baba Gahnoush (Recipe for Baba Gahnoush)
  3. Lettuce Salad with Hot Beef Dressing and Corn on the cob
  4. Grilled Shrimp Tacos with with Corn and Cotija Salsa
  5. Grilled Sausages and Tomato, Cumber and Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic
  6. South Carolina Mustard-Glazed Pork Tenderloin and coleslaw
  7. Acorn Squash and Roasted Garlic Strudel and salads

Sometime this week we need to make Chocolate Eclair Dessert.

Meals for the Week, June 6-7

CSA_Jun5Second to last week of the CSA for a while…Here’s the list: tomatoes, fairy tale (small) and regular eggplants, strawberries, peppers, onions, spaghetti, butternut, acorn, kabocha and delicata squash and melons. And a tuberous thing we’re not sure what it is…

  1. Pasta with Roasted Kabocha Squash, Bacon, Onions and Cream
  2. Panfried Pork Steamed Buns
  3. Eggplant and Tofu Stir-fry
  4. Taco night
  5. Something along the lines of Eggplant Parmesan Pizza
  6. Greek Style Spaghetti Squash with Grilled sausages.



Meals for the Week, May 29 – Jun 5

Apparently it’s squash and relatives time in Central Florida, here’s the CSA list for this week: Spaghetti squash, cherry tomatoes, melons, peppers, eggplant, patty pans, onion, delicata squash, butternut squash, acorn squash, potatoes, mint and some flowers.

  1. Soft tacos with Sautéed Winter Squash and Chipotles, using goat cheese
  2. Everyone enjoyed the loaded potatoes from last week, so let’s to that again.
  3. Roasted Squash with Maple Syrup and Sage Cream and grilled chicken
  4. Burgers with Feta-Yogurt Sauce and Mint with pickles and salad
  5. Shrimp Pad Thai–this uses Spaghetti squash, use sun butter
  6. Roasted Patty Pan Squash and Herbed Chickpeas, adding ham.

Meals for the Week, May 23-29

CSA_May22The CSA is starting to wind down for the year. Only two more weeks left. Here’s this weeks goodies: Strawberries, melons, onions, cucumbers, peppers, spaghetti squash, zucchini–green and golden, patty pans, potatoes, and flowers. We’ve got patty pans left over–we’ll see what we can do with those–as well as cucumbers–more pickles (these were delishous)!

  1. Patty Pans Braised with Onions and Chorizo
  2. Fried Patty Pans and BBQ Chicken
  3. Cream of Zucchini Soup with Grilled Cheese
  4. Loaded potato night: broccoli, bacon, corn, cheese,
  5. Ham and Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice (Can’t believe I’m picking cauliflower again!)
  6. Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs
  7. Pizza night



Meals for the Week, May 17-22

IMG_20150515_145704876The CSA batch was a bit on the small side this week, but here’s what we’ve got to work with: leeks, cucumbers,onions, corn (only 1 ear), fennel, green beans, patty pans, zucchini, mint and anise hyssop as well as some flowers.

  1. Glazed carrots with Anise Hyssop Reduction and Stir-Fried Beef with Anise Hyssop, adding peppers, corn and zucchini.
  2. This recipe, but with bulgar, goat cheese and tomatoes, adding crumbled bacon.
  3. Green Beans with Mushrooms and Caramelized Leeks with Burgers
  4. Chickpea Sautée with Greek Yogurt, adding sausage
  5. Burritos with ground beef, black beans, corn, olives, green peppers, onions, cheese…


Meals for the Week, May 9-15

CSA_May8Quite a bunch of stuff from the CSA this week, especially basil! There’s what we have: Regular basil, Citrus basil, cucumbers, golden zucchini, fennel, onions, leeks, peppers, cabbage, corn, carrots, beets, sage, parsley, zucchini, patty pans, and green beans.

  1. Sweet Onion & Corn Quinoa Fritters with Corn & Basil Salad (double this recipe)
  2. Summer Farro Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Basil with Grilled Sausages
  3. Leek, Bacon and Gruyere Crustless Quiche with Kale Salad with Carrots and Peppers
  4. Baked Zucchini Fries with Pork, Sage and Apple Burgers
  5. Green Bean, Mushroom and Fennel Salad with Basil Grilled Chicken
  6. Grilled Patty Pan Steaks with Italian Salsa Verde and Blueberry Coleslaw

Also need to make a Beet Bundt Cake.

Meals for the Week, May 2-8

This week’s CSA had a good variety of yummy veggies: peppers, beets, leeks, green beans, cucumbers, golden zucchini, patty pans (4 this week!), onion, strawberries, basil and sunflowers.

  1. Sausage and Quinoa Stuffed [Patty Pans]
  2. Chilled Golden Zucchini and Buttermilk Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  3. Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette and BBQ Chicken
  4. Pizza with Spinach, Basil, Bacon, and Tomatoes–Aaron’s favorite order at Satchel’s
  5. Leek, Tomato and Mushroom Quiche
  6.  Beet and Mango Salad with Goat Cheese

Avocado Naan Flatbread with Garlic Kale, Acorn Squash and Sausage

IMG_9816Sounds like we should eat all the avocados we can between drought and Laurel Wilt, the industry has seen better days. I ran across this recipe on Vegan Richa trying to find something new to do with kale, and am very happy we tried it out. It wasn’t as complicated as it looks, but a good weekend recipe. While you could certainly leave out the sausage and keep things vegan, it was a nice addition.IMG_9820

Avocado Naan Flatbread with Garlic Kale, Acorn Squash and Sausage
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Serves: 4
For the Naan:
  • ½ Cup Warm water
  • 1 tsp Yeast
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1½ Cup White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Avocado, mashed
  • ¼ Cup Basil, chopped
  • 2 T Nutritional yeast
  • 1 Green chili, finely chopped (optional)
For the Garlic Kale with squash and sausage:
  • 1 Tbs Olive oil
  • 1 Bunch kale, washed, stems cut out and sliced
  • 2-6 Cloves Garlic, minced, depending on how garlicky you want it
  • ½ Butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 1 Pack Pre-cooked Sausages sliced
Making the Naan:
  1. Mix the water, yeast and sugar in a bowl and let stand for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  2. Add all the dry ingredients and avocado and mix.
  3. Knead into a soft dough(3-4 minutes).
  4. Cover and let sit for 1.5 hours or until doubled.
  5. Add chopped basil, green chili, nutritional yeast
  6. Knead for a minute to combine well adding flour if needed.
  7. Divide dough into 6 parts and roll into oval shape
  8. Heat a pan until very warm (med-high heat)
  9. Spritz with water and place the naan in the pan.
  10. Cover and let cook on medium high until it starts to puff.
  11. Flip after about 1 minute and cover and cook another minute or so
For the Garlic Kale and Sausage:
  1. Heat a pan add some oil.
  2. Sautée the squash until starting to soften (~10 min)
  3. Add the Sausage and continue to cook until browned
  4. Add the garlic and kale and stir until the kale is wilted
  5. Serve on Avocado Naan