It’s here! The box you’ve been waiting for: your weekly CSA produce box. Most of the items you’ve set aside for recipes, but there at the bottom remain a few vegetables you don’t know what do with… Until now! Below are three simple cooking methods, which allow you to turn many vegetables into flavorful dishes, and reduce food waste!
How to Make the Most of Your CSA Produce Box
Vegetables are generally roasted at 425 degrees Fahrenheit, with varying cooking times – ranging 30-45 minutes for root vegetables (turnips, sweet potatoes, carrots) to 10 to 30 minutes for soft (zucchini, bell peppers) or thin (asparagus, green beans) vegetables. Before roasting, toss with a generous amount of avocado oil, salt, and pepper.
Fully cook vegetables and puree in blender or food processor with broth or water and spices. Start with a small quantity of liquid and gradually add, so you can get desired consistency. Easily turn root vegetables (ginger, rutabaga, parsnips) into creamy soups. Some yummy combinations include sweet potatoes and carrots or yellow squash and peas.
Heat 1 Tbs avocado oil or high-quality olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sliced veggies and season with sea salt and pepper. Stir to coat and cook veggies 8-10 minutes. Experiment with different spices such as turmeric, cumin, garlic powder or oregano to boost flavor profile of each dish.
Community Supported Agriculture
CSA or “Community Supported Agriculture” boxes have exploded in popularity in recent years and for good reason. The main idea behind them is to create partnerships between farmers and consumers. They create an extra layer of connectedness to food and allow consumers to purchase in-season goods at a reasonable price. Find your local CSA options by visiting this website.
Originally posted 2018-06-28 10:33:13.