Root Vegetable Roast

With a lot of root vegetables coming at me in the winter season of my Boston Organics box, I found myself with an overload of veggies I’d never or rarely worked with: rutabaga and kohlrabi. To keep things simple, I just did a root vegetable roast that ended up being unbelievably amazing! Peel (with harder…

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash…I have heard about you for so long and now I have finally experienced the joy! As you can learn online, there are a million ways to cook (bake, roast, etc.) the squash, but since this is “Cheap and Easy,” I include the fastest means below: Cut the squash in half lengthwise (see above)….

Organics Box – Day 5

Veggies: 1 lbs Yams 1 lbs Carrots (MA) 1 head Green Leaf Lettuce (MA) .75 lbs Leeks 1 lbs Scarlett Turnips (MA) .75 lbs Baby Bok Choy (3 bunches) Fruit: 1 Anjou Pears (WA) 1 lbs Bananas (Ecuador or Peru) 1 Granny Smith Apples (WA) 2 Plums (CA or WA) 1 Valencia Oranges (CA) The menu yielded: Sauteed Baby Bok Choy: Separate…

Organics Box – Day 4

Veggies: 1 lbs Blue Potatoes (MA) (they look royal purple! can’t wait to see how they taste & look on the inside) 1 lbs Rainbow or Orange Carrots (MA) (see above–SO cool) 1 lbs Red Beets (MA) 1 bunch Red Kale (MA) 1 head Romaine Lettuce (MA) 1 lbs Yellow Onions (MA) Fruit: 1 lbs Bananas (Ecuador or Peru) 1 Bosc Pears (WA) 1 Gala Apples…

Organics Box – Day 3

Veggies: 1 lbs Beets (MA) 1 lbs Delicata Squash (Quebec) 1 bunch Kale (MA) 0.5 lbs Onions (MA or NY) 1 lbs Potatoes (MA) 1 head Romaine Lettuce (MA) Fruit: 1 Anjou Pears (WA) 1 lbs Bananas (Ecuador or Peru) 3 Black Plums (CA) 1 Gala Apples (WA) 3 Kiwis (New Zealand) 1 Valencia Oranges (CA) The menu yielded: Roasted Delicata Squash: Simple! Cut the squash down…

Organics Box – Day 2

Veggies: 1 bunch Chard (MA) 1 lbs Potatoes (MA) 1 lbs Red Beets (Quebec or VT) 0.5 lbs Red or Yellow Onions (NY) 0.5 lbs Roma Tomatoes (MA) (you can really taste the difference from non-organic) 1 head Romaine Lettuce (MA) Fruit: 1 lbs Bananas (Ecuador or Peru) 1 Bartlett Pears (WA) 1 Golden Delicious Apples (WA) 2 Kiwis (New Zealand) 2 Valencia Oranges (CA) (sooo sweet and…

Organics Box – Day 1

Veggies: 1 Green Bell Peppers (MA) 1 bunch Kale (MA) 1 lbs Onions (NY) 1 lbs Potatoes (MA) 0.5 lbs Roma Tomatoes (MA) 1 head Romaine Lettuce (MA) Fruit: 1 lbs Bananas (Ecuador or Peru) 1 Bartlett Pears (WA) 2 Honeycrisp Apples (WA) 1 Kiwis (New Zealand) 1 Pluots (CA or WA) 1 Valencia Oranges (CA) I received my first box of organic produce through Boston Organics…

Baked Peaches

Recipe courtesy of Livestrong.com Choose peaches that are just ripe or slightly firm for baking so that they retain their shape while they are in the oven. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice a peach in half by cutting into it until your knife reaches the pit and rotating the peach around the knife….

Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted tomatoes are so easy and so good! Unlike most roasted veggies, you only need to roast around 350 degrees. Cut tomatoes (any size) in halves, quarters, or slices, depending on your preferences. Lay on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil (optional: and balsamic, garlic, salt, pepper). Takes almost a 1/2 hour, but once they’re…

Roasted Kale

Who would ever think that roasted kale could be the most delicious thing you ever eat? Fill a bowl with olive oil and rub a little of it on the leaves of some kale. Spread kale on a baking sheet and salt. Roast in the oven (400) until parts of it start to look dark…

July 4th BBQ Recommendations

Great and easy recipes for a vegan, gluten-free BBQ courtesy of Dig Boston! Stuffed peppers Grilled sweet potato BBQ pulled jackfruit!! Grilled pineapple http://digboston.com/taste/2012/06/veg-head-bbq-season/ I also recommend veggie kabobs! Mix and match based on what you like (chunks of): – Peppers (all colors) – Red onion – Mushrooms – Zucchini and/or summer squash – Tofu (extra-firm) – Sweet potatoes – Tomatoes…

Roasted Carrots

Roasted carrots, unlike cooked carrots, are crispy on the outside and reminiscent of roasted potatoes or sweet potato fries. Cut big pieces if possible because they shrink in the oven! Preheat oven to 425 Cut the carrots into bite size chunks–any size/shape you want, but they will shrink a little. Season as desired: olive oil,…