Fresh Picked Plates-July
Posted: July 18, 2013 Filed under: Beliefs, Food, Gardening, Health and Wellness, Local Food, Random | Tags: beet greens, breakfast, cheese, cooking, dinner, easy meals, Farmer Ben, Food, fresh food, garden foods, gardening, goat cheese, greens salad, health and wellness, healthy-living, local food, meal inspiration, recipe, soba noodle salad, veggies
I love local food…especially when it’s coming straight out of the garden or from a farm down the road.
Even though the growing season has been slowed down with all the rain, we’ve been very blessed with loads of arugula, radishes, swiss chard, beets and beet greens, chives, scallions, cilantro and lettuce. We’ve also been picking up beans, carrots and other veggies, along with local meats, eggs and cheeses at the market or our co-op.
My favorites (potatoes, tomatoes and peppers) are coming along and I can’t wait… we’re also going to have a squash and bean surplus…perfect for the freezer!
Anyway, here is a peek at how we’ve been using up all of our greens lately (please forgive my less than stellar photography skills):
A simple salad with radishes, goat cheese and chicken.
Roasted beets that we’ve been putting in everything!
I was on a butternut crust pizza kick a few weeks ago:
A squash pizza crust with chicken, scapes, local cheese and Ben’s BBQ Sauce
A Squash Pizza with arugula, garlic scapes and olive oil.
But we always love our giant salads…
Another delicious salad with carrots, beets, beet greens, avocado
A simple green salad topped with yellow carrots, scallions and a mustard vinaigrette.
Beet greens and swiss chard topped with goat cheese.
Cold soba noodle salad over greens (salad has green beans, green tomatoes, peppers, scallions, cilantro)
And we’ve had a few other tasty hot meals:
Lasagna rolls (ricotta made by me) and a big salad with chevre.
Local Pepper stuffed with barbecue pinto and adzuki beans, black rice, local cheddar and topped with chives.
And here are some of my meals I’ve been packing for breakfast/lunch:
First potato(!) with eggs, local cheddar and chives and a big beet and green salad.
Beets, Swiss Chard, Beet greens, carrots, cilantro, mint, scallions, grilled veggies, a local burger and pecans with a roasted garlic vinaigrette
Swiss Chard rolls with rice, dill, garlic and lemon juice, big green/beet salad
Green pepper stuffed with rice, and local chicken sausage, eggs, onion, and eggplant
What about you? What’s your go-to summer meal? What’s been on your plate lately?