I love Chinese food, which is seriously difficult to find on the Central Coast of California. Or at least it is in Paso Robles. Yes, we have a few options, but none of them compare to what I grew up with in the Midwest. I think of Chinese food as comfort food. It is generally light fare and super nourishing. Spaghetti Squash is one of the CSA items … Read more Transform your Spaghetti Squash into an Amazing Chinese Meal!
I love making stir fry dishes because they are quick and easy and you can pretty much use anything you have on hand in them. From my Talley Farms CSA box, I had some french green beans, snap peas, bok choy and sweet orange peppers. A perfect combination for a stir fry! I thought it might be fun to change up my standard ginger/soy based sauce … Read more Stir Fry is a Great Way to use Fall Vegetables!
Do you have a produce drawer filled with veggies and not a clue what to do with them? Don’t fret – I’ve come to the rescue! We were planning to head out of town and I didn’t want to leave my wonderful vegetables to rot in our absence. With an invite to a neighborhood party on our agenda, I knew just what to do. A … Read more The Simpler you Make it, the Better it Gets!
There are so many wonderful ways to combine natures plenty into scrumptious dishes! With my amazing Talley Farms CSA produce offering lots of goodies like Snap Peas, Red Sweet Onions, Brussels Sprouts and Sunburst Summer Squash, I decided to go Asian. I paired up a thick, hearty sirloin steak and all of the veggies and created some grilled Teriyaki Madness! A simple marinade of soy sauce and … Read more Farm to Table goes Asian!
Looking for a great salad to take to your next Pot Luck party? This Asian Napa Cabbage & Kale Slaw with Snap and Sweet Peas would make a perfect contribution. One thing I love about cabbage salads; they go a long way. As one of many buffet items, it can serve up to about a dozen people or more. Double the recipe and you’ve got it covered … Read more A Symphony in Green!
Go green with Spring’s best vegetables! Highlighted with citrus flavor, purple radishes and Parmesan cheese, this fresh green vegetable salad is amazing. By blanching the vegetables first, you create an appealing texture that is positively divine. It is packed with goodness as well as flavor and makes a perfect accompaniment to complete your meal. When using kale in a salad, I like to massage the leaves … Read more Savor Spring in this Scrumptious Fresh Vegetable Salad!
Looking for something quick and easy for dinner? Try this delicious Kung Pao Chicken and Snap Pea recipe that I adapted from Inspiralized. Just a little bit of prep, a quick stir fry and dinner is ready! I swear, I will never hand slice an onion again. Now that I know how to spiralize onions, it makes that annoying task so simple! A whole sliced … Read more Dinner in a Snap!
Sautéing or wok frying fresh vegetables is one of the best ways to bring out their best flavor while keeping their nutrients intact. With a drizzle of lemon-tahini dressing served over a bed of whole grains, this meal is immensely satisfying! I used red quinoa and brown rice for the grain mixture. It was made super easy by using Trader Joe’s frozen organic brown rice … Read more Whole Grains and Fresh Vegetables make a Satisfying Meal
I had a few Sugar Snap Peas left in my fridge and wanted to try something different with them. My Fine Cooking magazine had a recipe for Snap Peas with Turkish Tarator Sauce so I tried it. What a find this was! The sauce was so delicious, I then served it with steamed artichokes. Another home run! It would be amazing as a spread for … Read more A Gluten Free Sauce for Veggies, Sandwiches and More!
Snap Peas, also known as sugar snap peas are an edible-podded pea. They are different from snow peas because their pods are round as opposed to flat. Snap peas, like all other peas, are pod fruits. There are also garden or English peas which are similar to snap peas, but their pod is more fibrous and is not edible. Snap peas are often served in salads … Read more The Skinny on Snap Pea’s along with an Amazing Salad!