Thursday, May 23, 2013
I did have a bag of fresh kale so used that instead and added some Asian flavors to it. It softened up some but was still more firm then the spinach normally is. I enjoyed the flavor from the soy sauce and the sesame oil. It paired really well with the jasmine rice and tofu.
Asian Stir Fry Kale (a Hezzi-D original recipe)
4 c. Cut 'n Clean Greens Organic Rainbow Kale, thick stems removed
2 t. sesame oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
2 T. soy sauce
1. In a large skillet heat the sesame oil and kale over medium high heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the kale begins to wilt.
2. Add in the garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. Saute for 5 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and serve with entree.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I've never had a CSA before but my husband used to work on a farm that was part of a CSA. My parents bought us a share from Goodness Grows in Bedford, PA for a housewarming present. Our first box will be ready for pick up on Friday and I can't wait to see what's in it! This farm is all organic and will be giving us a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and even goat's milk soap!
Each week I'll be sharing photos of what we received in our CSA box, a list of what we received, and I'll share at least one recipe using the ingredients that came in our box. I'm looking forward to cooking with fresh, organic, local ingredients! I hope you'll stop by next Wednesday and see what's I've cooked up!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Luckily I put the puff pastry out almost an hour before I needed it to thaw. It was fairly workable by that time and cooperated better then it had in the past. This recipe was a cinch to make and it ended up tasting amazing! I'd have to say this was a good experience with puff pastry and I'd even make this recipe again!
Brie en Croute (recipe from Pepperidge Farm)
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Monday, May 20, 2013
Since I feel like we often have the same foods at our summer parties I wanted to share some of my favorite picnic and BBQ ideas as well as some from my favorite bloggers! I hope these help with your Memorial Day parties and other summer celebrations. I've also included a few fun project ideas for Memorial Day as well.
Vegetarian Orzo Salad with Spinach Chickpeas from The Tasty Fork
Melissa's Macaroni Salad
Lightened Ham salad from Food Done LIght
Greek Couscous Salad
Chicken Salad with Strawberries