Lets face it. I am as much a failure as that Edible Arrangements delivery I passed on my way to pick up the last CSA. This post is for my personal reference, and the three of you that actually want to see all the CSA hauls and flowers I didn’t show you while I was swamped with work. Now that it is a holiday, I have some free time whilst digesting awesomely unhealthy things, and I shall overload you with images of fresh produce to counteract your overloaded plates. You can daydream about all the healthy things you will make…for next week.
If you, like me, love cranberry sauce, but not the super sweet gross kind, you will love this. Last year I mixed some horseradish with some leftover sauce and spread it on a turkey sammich and it was so divine that this year I decided I wanted to make a spicy cranberry salsa. You might also remember the time I made cranberry basil vodka.
I know I owe you a lot, dear readers. I am working hard on my new clothing line, and I have all of my focus there. But in celebration of my 200th post, and the upcoming holiday, I wanted to share something with you. I was lucky enough to get a copy of Robin Robertson’s newest cookbook, one-dish vegan AND a copy to give to one of you. Robin’s 30 Days of Vegan Cooking campaign is currently live on her blog and she’s sharing one recipe from the revised edition of her Vegan Planet cookbook each day in November to promote World Vegan Month. Even though I personally eat all the things, I was vegan for a stint and really enjoy finding new ways to incorporate more vegetables and new ingredients and proteins in to my diet. This is a GREAT book to begin with. Just check out this gorgeous Jamaican-Style Coconut Rice Bowl!
You can enter to win a copy simply by commenting what healthy food choice you would like to adopt or learn more about this holiday season, and your email address. Entries will be accepted until noon on Wednesday the 27th, and winners will be chosen at random and announced the same day.
I was in NC for this pickup so my roommate took the picture and you can’t tell exactly how much there was, but trust me it was a lot!
So. If a streusel and a pie had a baby, this would be it. This is one of the things I did with the 5700 plums I have gotten this year. Watch this pie bubble and listen to my bff Charlie say “Are you there?” haha.
I don’t make things like this too often bc they are unhealthy, you might remember last year’s Rhubarb Crisp as the last one I made. But once a year I like to get crazy, and as Aziz Ansari would say, “Treat yo self!” This year I one upped myself by giving it a pie crust bottom. Mmmmmm
This is not the first time I have talked about cauliflower rice. As a matter of fact, one of my first posts years ago was about cauliflower rice. My pictures then were terrible and improperly embedded. I should go back and fix them, but its a food blog and who cares. Also, this recipe is better, as we must constantly be getting better at life, or what’s the point?
And I am gonna give you the full chicken and vegetable stir fry recipe that went on top of this rice as well, and now you know where all that CSA goodness went to.
Oh god I’m sorry. Its gotten worse. I have been horrible about posting, I am so focused on fashion right now I can’t seem to dedicate much time to this at all. Fortunately for you, fashion “week” (month) is over and now we are in to me booking fun holiday cooking jobs, and the drought of my no-cook summer has come to an end. Almost. I am escaping to SC tomorrow for one final swim/boat/kayak/refusetobelievesummerisover trip. I will try and get some great photos of Southern deliciousness for ya. For now, here’s an ugly steak with roasted CSA peppers, zucchini cubes, and cumin dusted corn. All off the grill. Mmmmmm. And some spicy string beans for good measure.
And now for all the rainbows of produce!
That’s Right. You heard me. Breakfast Salad. We as foodies rename normal things something that sounds fancier, right? Really this is nothing new or special. Just a BLT in a bowl. But with all the CSA tomatoes that have been coming my way, I had a craving. And also for poached eggs. Which, I used two small CSA eggs, and one had barely any white! PERFECT for me. But weird.
You can see my darling Allie cat peering over to see when it will be time for her to have some bacon. This was my first experience with rind on bacon. As someone who doesn’t really like bacon to begin with, this was my least favorite bacon ever. BUT if you like having what is basically a crispy pork rind on the edge of your bacon, you should try it. I crumbled it up with half a sliced tomato coated in fresh ground black pepper, half an avocado, and over a bed of lettuce dressed with lemon juice. Lay the eggs neatly on top and get excited for some egg porn.
I totally failed last week. Was really sick and couldn’t gather the energy to post, and then when I felt better, was of course too busy making up for lost time to do it. And so you get double the produce! The amounts are picking up too so that is exciting. BUT I have been going to friend’s Wednesday pickup and they totally get more than us.
I used the beets and part of the cucumber in a juice below.How awesome looking is this beet? Its like I’m peeeeenching him!
The tomato, zucchini and corn got grilled and eaten with burgers one day, and in with the lettuce as salads all the rest.
The apricots got turned in to the sugar in a hot pepper jam, I will be posting that Monday or so. And the eggplant was made in to baba ganoush, which I was unhappy with and will be trying again. If anyone has a solid recipe to share, please do!
CSA is looking a bit better this week. Danielle made a juice with the fennel so that’s out of my way! I just choked it down haha. Glad to have gotten zucchini and cucumber as promised this time around too. We juiced the bok choy as well, because what else are you gonna do with one little bok choy leaf!?