CSA Love

standard July 22, 2012 Leave a response

We got our first CSA share this week! I was in Dallas for work and when I got home a lovely box was sitting on our doorstep filled with local, organic fruits and veggies.

All I had to do was find a way to make meals out of all this goodness!¬†Since I hadn’t been home to think in advance or create anything myself, I went to a few tried and true blogs for recipes.

1. Okra Gumbo from the PPK

I ate this at a friend’s house and have been wanting to recreate it ever since. And considering this was my first time ever preparing okra, I knew this would be a foolproof way to cook it!

2. Summer Vegetable Lasagna from Daily Garnish

The husband had been asking for lasagna, but I don’t think this variation is what he had in mind. I think the veggies make this even better than traditional lasagna. And much lighter.

3. Roasted Eggplant Baba Ganoush from Daily Garnish

Perfect snack on pita chips!

4. Triple Almond Crumble Bars from Oh She Glows

Instead of cherries, I mixed blackberries with some raspberries and blueberries. The low added sugar and high fat and protein from the nuts made these a terrific pre-run breakfast this weekend.

I made a huge salad with the butter lettuce and cucumbers. And I’ve been enjoying the pears for an afternoon snack. All I have left to make something with is the butternut squash. I’m thinking I’ll roast it up and mix it with some black beans to make an enchilada filling. Can’t go a week without some sort of Mexican dish on the menu!