My CSA box is starting to look like a root cellar, with beets, onions, garlic, potatoes, and apples making up the bulk of this week's share. There were a few summer stragglers — corn, you sweet thing, you're not out of the game yet! — but I'm feeling a definite shift toward cool-weather fare.
In My Box This Week
How I'm Going to Eat and Cook My Way Through It
Beets: If you have a bunch of beets this week, and you haven't yet made The Best Ever Veggie Burger, then this is the week to try it. These burgers are actually vegan, incredibly tasty, and worthy of their impressive moniker.
Kale: I think I've gotten a bunch of kale every week this summer save for maybe one or two. I'm moving towards warming soups now that the weather is getting cooler, like this Chicken Stew with Kale and Cannellini Beans or (a personal favorite) this Coconut Milk Soup with Salmon, Winter Squash, and Kale from Healthy Green Kitchen. I've made this soup a bunch of times, subbing in pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash, and it's all been delicious.
Onions and Garlic: I never have to find things to do with these ingredients, since they're a staple in so many recipes. But, I do like the idea of freezing a big batch of caramelized onions and freezing roasted garlic to have at the ready for fall cooking.
Sweet Corn and Bell Peppers: Last week I froze my tomatoes, and this week I plan to continuing prepping and freezing some of my produce, including the sweet corn and bell peppers. If you'd like to do that as well, these posts are an excellent guide:
What did you get in your CSA box this week, and what will you be making? Share your recipes — links encouraged!
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