What’s in the Box? Kohlrabi!

HAPPY SUMMER! Our What’s in the Box series is back. Insert happy dance! The farms are in full production mode growing a wide variety of veggies to enjoy. At this time of year you’ll find plenty of salad greens, swiss chard, radishes, carrots, onions, garlic and garlic scapes, beets beets and more beets, and…kohlrabi! Kohlrabi is an … [Read more…]

Southwest Style Black Bean Soup

A friend of mine sent me a recipe a few months ago for a southwest style black bean soup.  I love easy recipes, and this one was super simple.  The days are getting longer and I’m almost ready to put the crockpot on hiatus for awhile, but still like to cook ahead and freeze some … [Read more…]

Spaghetti Squash and Scallops

Spring is upon us and this squash & scallops recipe is light, refreshing and surprisingly easy to prepare any night of the week. So, we were members of a CSA this past summer (which was super wonderful) and our veggie boxes toward the end of last season contained lots of great squashes.  The squash is … [Read more…]

What’s in the Box? Spinach!

Our series is back!  So what’s in the box this week?  Spinach!  This is a repeat of an article I wrote a few months ago.  The greens right now are super sweet and abundant.  GET YOUR GREENS! SPINACH! The Good Stuff Spinach is likely #1 (seriously)  on the nutrition list.  It is super rich in … [Read more…]

What’s in the Box? Parsnips!

Welcome to our series, What’s in the Box! Each week we feature in-season vegetables, tell you what’s great about them and the best ways to prepare them. If you were shopping your local farmer’s market this weekend, you probably came across an abundance of root veggies.  This late in the season our farms are pulling the … [Read more…]

Uptown Funky Chili

Winter finally settled in New England and it is going to get COLD this weekend. Our friends a little further south were really dumped on with two to three or more feet of snow a couple of weeks ago too! Since then, I have seen lots of crockpot and comfort food posts on my social … [Read more…]

What’s in the Box? Leeks!

Don’t like onions?  You’ve got to try leeks!  Eek?  No way.  No tears with this delicious veggie. LEEKS The Good Stuff Belonging to the same family of vegetables as the onion, shallots and garlic, the leek is the least studied in this category.  What is known is that this veggie is high in folate, as … [Read more…]

What’s in the Box? Kale!

The farmer’s markets are winding down in New England, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t yummy, organic, US grown vegetables in our supermarkets.  Kale is another versatile, wonderful winter staple that can be found easily at this time of year.  It’s what’s in the box this week. KALE! The Good Stuff One cup of … [Read more…]

What’s in the Box? Brussel Sprouts!

Welcome to our new series, What’s in the Box! Each week we will feature in-season vegetables, tell you what’s great about them and the best ways to prepare them. BRUSSEL SPROUTS! The Good Stuff These leafy greens a re part of the cabbage family. They might smell funny (or just plain bad) but don’t turn your … [Read more…]

Comfy Stew – Vegan & Gluten Free

I have a *slight* obsession with food, especially comfort food that makes your belly feel warm & full on raw winter days.  The following dish is one of my absolute favorites, from one of my staple cookbooks Veganomicon.  This is a brilliant cookbook.  While I am not truly a vegan, I decided a few years ago … [Read more…]