Friday, March 16, 2007

more beets (Week 7) *Update*

This week looks good!

Yellow Onions (1.00 - lb)
Broccoli (1.00 - ea.)
Bunched Beets (1.00 - ea.)
Red Kale (1.00 - ea.)
Spinach (1.00 - ea.)
Haas Avocado (1.00 - ea.)
Bananas (5.00 - ea.)
Fuji Apples (6.00 - ea.)
Grapefruit (2.00 - ea.)
Valencia Oranges (6.00 - ea.)
Carrots (1.00 - lb)
Spinach (1.00 - ea.)
Yukon Gold Potatoes (3.00 - lb)
Kiwi (2.00 - ea.)

Here are the meals:

Beet, Barley & Black Soybean Soup w/ Pumpernickel Croutons p58 VwaV
Potato-Edamame Samosas (filling) p80 VwaV
Miso-Curry Roasted Potatoes p68 Vive! (side)
Garlicky Kale w/ Tahini Dressing p120 VwaV (side)

I need to get to the Indian market this week for 3 things. Asafoetida (hing powder) is root resin used in many of VwaV's Indian dishes. We also need tomato chutney (called for in the Samosas although I didn't miss it last time) as well as the standard mango chutney I love. It's kind of strange to have it so warm out yet still be cooking wintery dishes. But I'm enjoying the seasonal's fun. This has been such a good decision. We have 2 more months before we switch over to our co-op. That should be fun too.
  • Beet, Barley & Black Soybean Soup was sooooo good! Paul isn't much of a beets fan, so he didn't love it, but I sure did. The pumpernickel croutons were a scrumdeliumptious addition. This was easy and very Russian. Next time I will add some kale or collards to the soup-it could have used something green. 4 stars.
  • Potato-Edamame Samosa Filling was great as usual. I didn't have an onion though and the smell of carrots with mustard seeds doesn't smell very good. Next time I will be sure to have an onion or not fix it. Still tasted fine though. I plan to add some okara to a portion I saved and make burgers from them. Mmm. Only 2 stars without the onion.
  • Miso-Curry Roasted Potatoes were fabulous!! They were really good and I'll make these again for sure. I love easy, toss 'em in the oven recipes. YUM. 5 stars.
  • I ended up being lazy and just steaming the kale and tossing it into the leftover Russian soup. I really was craving greens in the soup and didn't feel up to creating the official side dish. Plus we're having it with collards in the next box anyway.

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