Friday, March 23, 2007

Kugels & Knishes for Pesach! *Update*

Next week's box looks perfect for Pesach!

Broccoli (1.00 - ea.)
Spinach (1.00 - ea.)
Bananas (5.00 - ea.)
Grapefruit (2.00 - ea.)
Kiwi (4.00 - ea.)
Jewel Yams (2.00 - lb)
Collards (1.00 - ea.)
Yukon Potatoes (1.00 - lb)
Atulfo Mango (3.00 - ea.)
Navel Oranges (6.00 - ea.)
Carrots with Tops (1.00 - ea.)
Leeks (1.00 - lb)
Broccoli (1.00 - ea.)
Yellow Onions (1.00 - lb)
Yukon Potatoes (2 lbs-added to order)

Here are the meals:
Garlicky Kale w/ Tahini Dressing (w/ Collards instead) p120 VwaV
Cauliflower-Leek Kugel w/ Almond-Herb Crust (w/ Broccoli instead) p94 VwaV
Knish Madness p76 VwaV (Sweet Potato, Potato & Spinach-Potato)
Curried Tempeh-Mango Salad Sammiches p100 VwaV

I'm psyched to use all recipes from VwaV. And they are very Passover-oriented so we will be eating kosher this year! Yum.
  • Garlicky Kale (with collards instead) was really good. I love sliced garlic and I think it makes it less overwhelming while still tasting the garlic. Yum. The collards worked nicely in its place, although I boiled them for 25 minutes before sauteeing. I skipped the Tahini dressing and just did the garlic. It was great. 4 stars.
  • Curried Tempeh-Mango Salad (sans sammiches) was good but I think these 'special' mangoes are also less sweet than the standard variety. This was yummy but had a little too much 'bite' to them. Still good though. 1 star, unless I have a bunch of 'regular' mangoes to use up. I plan to use the others in a guacamole recipe I saw a while back.
  • Broccoli-Leek Kugel was not so good. Perhaps the cauliflower is really the key. I also used dried herbs instead of fresh. It was WAY to dill-y for me. But, not bad and I always enjoy adding a new Pesach meal to my repertoire. 2 stars.

1 comment:

Beth and Shayna said...

Oh, you will have to tell me all about the califlower-leek kugel. That sounds really good!