I’m leaving town for a few days and didn’t want any of the foods I’ve been receiving from my farmer, Pekerek’s Produce, to go to waste. I described in more detail how to make a chopped salad in an earlier post. Basically, you chop up some veggies into about the same size pieces, unless they’re already small like sweet corn kernels or peas; then toss with your favorite salad dressing. I decided to see if this might be the solution for using most of my remaining vegetables. My husband gave it a thumbs up … it was definitely a tasty solution!
Guess the number and kind of vegetables that went into my salad ….
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Tagged Community supported agriculture, corn, cucumber, farmers market, green pepper, healthy cooking, kohlrabi, onion, recipe, sweet corn, tomatoes, zucchini
Photo by Alice Henneman
Photo by Alice Henneman
I just received another Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box from my farmer, Pekarek’s Produce. I couldn’t wait to make this recipe I found on the U.S. Department of Agriculture “What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl” website for Fresh Corn Salsa. Read on to see why I liked it so much and a link to the recipe …
Cabbage, Tomato and Corn Salad (Photo by Alice Henneman)
Cabbage, Tomato and Corn Salad is a recipe inspiration that came to me when I looked at the foods in this week’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box from my farmer, Pekarek’s Produce that included these foods. Though this recipe makes 4 side-salad servings, my husband and I liked it so well, we ate the whole thing for lunch.(These foods would also be currently growing in gardens and available at farmers markets.)
Corn Chowder with Cheese
One of the staples I keep in my refrigerator is shredded cheese. Shredded cheese is a tasty way to add calcium to foods. An added bonus is it often adds an extra splash of color such as in this soup.
Other foods I enhance with a sprinkle of cheese include:
- Bean dishes
- Baked potatoes
Shredded cheese comes in several varieties and is available in both regular and reduced fat versions.
So … if you’re looking for an easy way to kick up the flavor, nutrition and color of foods, just SAY CHEESE!
(Note: Find the recipe for the Corn Chowder in “What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl. It’s really quick and easy to make and is thickened by the addition of low-sodium cream style corn.)