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CSA Recipe : Veggie Thai Salad

TGIF, dudez! This is probably one of the last CSA recipes of the season and it's a good one, maybe even the best. You just have to make it! Things about it that rule, the dressing is so tyte and delicious, I would even make a little more of it next time and add even more sriracha. The sweetheart cabbage is a fantastic compliment to the kale adding the perfect snap of bitterness. You know how good cabbage is for you, right? It is full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function (which I need a lot of) improving your defense against Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. I love cabbage and even make my own kraut (i'm a whole lot of german), I eat a little every day, cause this girl's gotta poop (tmi, sorry)! Chick peas are totally the best and provide tons of fiber - 2 cups give you a wholes day worth. Isn't it pretty? If this salad were a lady it would be a total babe, just look how beautiful it is! A total winner, and you should make it!       Kale, Broccoli & Cabbage Thai SaladRecipe from Driftless Organics Ingredients: ▼ ½ head of sweetheart cabbage, thinly sliced ▼ 1 bunch of kale, thinly sliced ▼ 1 red shallot, chopped ▼ 1 cup bell pepper, thinly sliced ▼ 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced ▼ 1/2 head or broccoli, chopped up into bite sized pieces ▼ 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped ▼ 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained Thai Dressing ▼ ¼ cup peanut butter ▼ juice of 2 limes Get the Scoop [...]
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CSA Recipe : Watermelon & Cucumber Salad

Hello budz! I know I keep saying I am 'so busy' all the time, but I promise I will shut up about it soon. Life will be more relaxed after this week is over, and then I promise that I will begin to chat about new Ikea catalogs, my bedroom tanker project and other crap like that. I hope you don't hate me for dumping a bunch of non-housy posts on you and being very slow to respond to your great comments (I will I swear it) but this last month has just been nuts! July has been full of birthdays, bridal parties, weddings, cabins and CSA boxes. So before you decide to never come back and visit me again, let me share one more CSA recipe (because it's super good and it's one of my favs) and then I'll be back with some new home content. In case you didn't know - My name is Alison Allen, and I am a watermelon addict. I have a refrigerator full of sliced watermelon all of the times. I eat it everyday as a snack, every morning with breakfast and late at night, whoops. When this recipe showed up in our veggie box this week I was amped, and it didn't disappoint this watermelon lova. Did you dawgs know that watermelon can be served up in a super savory fashion with a little salt, pepper, olive oil and citrus? It's the best - not kidding. Don't forget that watermelon isn't all sugar and water it's actually made up of lots of good nutrients and provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories, blaow. This recipe is topped of with some highly fancy and very french chiffonade chopped Get the Scoop [...]
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CSA Recipe : Bok Choy & Broccoli Stir Fry

Okay, you guys. Here's another great CSA recipe, a terrific way to eat up all that broccoli that's coming out of the gardens this time of year. We really like this one! We made it with brown rice and topped it off with some cilantro, cashews and sriracha. It would be great with chicken or tofu too. This stir fry is made with a whole head of bok choy. You can slice the stalk up just as you would celery and then chop and wilt the leafy bits. If you didn't know, bok choy is really good fer ya, it's full of many vital phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals and health-benefiting anti-oxidants. So there. Also, I used a whole head of broccoli in this thang. I love broccoli, and even my anti-broccoli-suffering-husband ate it. The trick is cutting the broccoli into small florets and then chopping up the stems. It makes it not so broccoi-ish for those non-broccoli loving people. Broccoli is a pretty tyte veg, you guys. Not only can it help lower your colestrol but it also has cancer fighting powers. This is what my friend 'the internet' told me 'bout it: Broccoli contains glucoraphanin, which the body processes into the anti-cancer compound sulforaphane. This compound rids the body of H. pylori, a bacterium found to highly increase the risk of gastric cancer. Furthermore, broccoli contains indole-3-carbinol, a powerful antioxidant compound and anti-carcinogen found to not only hinder the growth of breast, cervical and prostate cancer, but also boosts liver function. Better eat yer broccoli. Also, don't forget Get the Scoop [...]
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Hey Guys! Hope you all had a super great weekend. We had a great time hanging with buddies and seeing a show at the zoo - that's right - the zoo, we are getting old. This recipe is a really great one if you're looking to use up your leftover turnip, beet or even radish greens. I had a lot of tops from the beets and turnips we received in this weeks CSA box. I didn't want to just throw them out, but looking at all those greens and thinking about eating them all seemed daunting. Wilting the greens and breaking them down was a good and delicious way to get them in my stomach! If I made this again I'd probably go a bit lighter on the red chilis and oil, but that's just me. It might be perfectly peeñty for you. Here it is:       Spicy Braised Beet & Turnip GreensRecipe from Driftless Organics Ingredients: ▼ 1 bunch beet greens, coarsely chopped ▼ 1 bunch turnip greens, coarsely chopped ▼ 4 scallions, diced ▼ 3 garlic scapes, diced ▼ 3 tbsp olive oil ▼ 1 tablespoon red chile flakes ▼ Salt to taste ▼ Pepper to taste In a large sauce pan, saute scallions, garlic scapes, a sprinkle of salt, and chile flakes in oil over medium heat. After a few minutes, add all of the greens, toss to incorporate all ingredients, and cover pan with lid. Once greens are wilted, remove lid. Cook greens until tender, about 8 minutes leaving the lid off for the last 2 minutes. Serve immediately, using Get the Scoop [...]
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CSA Recipe : Radish & Turnip Salad

I'm so excited that it's CSA season again! We just received our first box from the South West Wisconsin farm, Driftless Organics, last week. Our fridge is overflowing with greens - I could just sit and stare at it all day. I wouldn't though, that would be crazy, but it is really refreshing to see so many raw veggies in our fridge again. Subscribing to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) has a lot of great benefits. It allows you to support local agriculture and farmers on a first hand basis, you get and opportunity to eat lots of healthy stuff, and it gives exposure to new varieties of veggies that you may have never cooked with or even tried before. The hard part of course is being dedicated to preparing and eating your CSA box, it does take a bit of dedication. Every season starts with greens so be prepared for a few salad recipes in the coming weeks, this one is a doozy. I could eat radishes all day long in the summer time, so I especially love this recipe. Salad turnips are almost as good as radishes with the a similar but smoother texture and milder flavor. The root vegetables are delicious with the oregano vinaigrette dressing.       Radish & Turnip Salad with Oregano VinaigretteRecipe from Driftless Organics For Salad: ▼ 1 head chopped butterhead lettuce ▼ 4 salad turnips, sliced ▼ 2 medium rashes, sliced ▼ 2 purple scallions, chopped ▼ 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced (optional) For Vinaigrette: ▼ Get the Scoop [...]
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