We are celebrating the arrival of apples this week! I was lucky enough to get my hands on a decent-sized batch of seconds from Top of Texas and am taking full advantage of these beauts. I even delayed my first citrus order of the season! My first batch of pink applesauce went into the processor tonight and I am looking forward to the ease of apples in lunch boxes and some crispy bites ahead of the […]
It is a rare day when I can pick up a single cookbook and plan nearly an entire week’s worth of meals around it. Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson is one of those. It’s a perfect match for early Fall CSA boxes with greens and bits summer left in it. Breakfast Spinach Strata* Whole Grain Pancakes Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos on Whole Wheat Tortillas Meals (Dinner and Lunch) Pomegranate Glazed Eggplant with Tempeh* […]
Could care less if the temperatures are still hitting 90. My CSA pickup looked like this today: There were still peppers and eggplant… and okra (it is still Texas in October), but I got beets and salad greens and sweet potatoes and collard greens and onions and parsley and radishes in there, too! Fall is spilling all over my counter and I am doing everything in my power to keep myself from cranking the oven […]
Went to another glorious food swap last night. I swapped some homemade tortillas, salsa, and peach jam for pecan pesto, canned tomatoes, rosemary-maple walnuts and some PB brownies that are going straight to the office kitchen. The kitchen is running a little bare ahead of my CSA pickup tomorrow, so my swap items are coming in handy. Here’s what I have slotted for the next few days: Meals Tacos with Frijoles Charros, Soyrizo & Avocado […]
For the first time in what seems like years, we had a dip in temperature coincide with the beginning of Fall. It was in the 60s today, yo! This means that I am cranking the oven on for bread tonight and have planned a couple of meals that require some active (stove-side) cook times. They’re still pretty quick fixes, but it feels good to be adding some Fall cooking habits into the mix. Meals Vegetarian […]
We’ll be hitting the leftover stash this week and working our way through the last of our CSA veggies. A bi-weekly schedule with one trip to the farmers’ market for a few “special” things in between pickups has worked like a charm – no rotting food, no panicked MUST-COOK feeling, and just enough variety to keep us from feeling like we are on repeat every week. The introduction of juicing into the house has meant […]
This time of year always feels like a mad dash to the end. 2012 is going to be no different. Work is going to kick our behinds and I am gonna have to work some serious weekend-cooking magic to keep us fed during the few work weeks that we have left in the year. Keeping it even easier than usual to make sure that we don’t wander off to too many restaurants for dinner.
This week and all its busy is going to flash by so I’ll just get right to what I am hoping to pull together for us this week in the kitchen: Meals Winter Squash Soup | Classic Veggie Sandwiches Enfrijoladas | Rice | Skillet Roasted Sweet Potatoes Hummus Wraps with Roasted Red Peppers, Greens & Olives Kale, Cabbage & Carrot Chopped Salad Chana Masala Other Stuff Banana Oat Muffins Chipotle-Honey Granola Pumpkin Puree Vegetable Broth