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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cooking with organics.

I debated doing another Vegas post but I am too excited about our organic produce.

Signing up for a weekly delivery of organic produce was such a lifesaver. Now, our house always have fresh, delicious produce. Plus, we don't get to choose what comes in the box so it's always a surprise!


For example, I got some purple basil. I could have made pesto with it but I decided to try hummus instead. First, get a can of chickpeas (garbanzos) and some olive oil. I suggest using fresh beans if you have the time. I do not.


Add in a cup of sun-dried tomatoes. I bought mine at a farmer's market. They aren't packed in oil but you can use the oil-packed kind. Just cut back on the amount of olive oil.


Chop 1/4 cups worth of basil. I used the purple basil from the CSA. It's dreamy but really any basil will work. Add more if you feel necessary.


Add the entire can of garbanzos to the food processor. Water and all. Process until smooth and add 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, 1/4 cup chopped basil and process again. It should come together fairly quickly. Add more olive oil if you find necessary.

Eat it with fresh crudites or pita chips!


The organic grapes from the CSA were delicious. I wish I knew what to do with them besides eat them straight up.


Next up was the elusive spaghetti squash. I always read about other food bloggers using the innards as a pasta substitute but I hadn't tried it myself. I had no idea what this was when it came in the box.

I roasted it cut sides up for 30 minutes at 350.


While it roasted, I took this baby eggplant and sliced it.


And sauteed.


I used pancetta and olive oil from my misto to take out any bitterness.


Buy a misto. It's so much better than regular cooking spray.


Chicken meatballs were added to the mix.


And the spaghetti squash innards. They were so easy to scoop out. It was kind of freaky.


I topped my pasta with some buffalo mozzarella and chowed down. I loved it! I definitely wouldn't substitute spaghetti squash for pasta all the time (I love carbs) but it's a nice change of pace.

Andy's bandage is off. Do you want to see pictures? It's semi-disgusting.

PS! I am getting custom orthotics! Maybe I'll run again?

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At August 18, 2010 at 1:32 PM , Anonymous kalin said...

this is boring and easy but frozen grapes are amazing i swear
chopped up grapes + yogurt + nuts is pretty good too

At August 18, 2010 at 5:35 PM , Anonymous Eden said...

I wanna see the arm, I can handle it! I just wont eat before/after.!

At August 18, 2010 at 6:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks absolutely amazing. I am digging all the flavor!

I love using spaghetti squash as spaghetti but agree, I like my carbs too much to do that all the time! Mmmmmmm mozzarella.

At August 18, 2010 at 6:09 PM , Blogger Erica said...

WOW that is some awesome produce- totally jealous. That would be an ideal dinner for me. I totally want to see a picture of the damage. I can handle ;)

At August 18, 2010 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Mom on the Run said...

You got some great eats from your CSA. Purple basil is intriguing me. I only have standard green growing in my garden. Great dishes!

At August 18, 2010 at 7:35 PM , Anonymous ashleigh said...

I really want to do a CSA next year.. it looks like so much fun.

I hope the orthotics work out!

At August 18, 2010 at 10:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks SO good! Spaghetti squash is one of my favs and this combo looks like one to remember ;)

At August 19, 2010 at 4:08 AM , Blogger Heather said...

I never know what to do with grapes other than eat them straight up, too. But that's fine with me!

You should totally show pics of the arm..........we can handle it! :)

At August 19, 2010 at 5:21 AM , Blogger Beth said...

this looks good! I miss our CSA but we probably won't do one again because we're away too many weekends.

Hope the orthotics help!

At August 19, 2010 at 8:20 AM , Anonymous Tina said...

Purple basil? How interesting! I think having a CSA would help me be much more adventurous in the kitchen. I always want to try new foods but don't know what. If I had no choice to avoid it going to waste I know I would use it. And likely enjoy it.

At August 19, 2010 at 8:41 AM , Blogger Mo Diva said...

happy cast off day andy!

yay for orthodics!

I wish spaghetti squash was appealing to me. the first and last time i had some of it, i got really sick with a virus and cant even look at the stuff. it just brings back bad memories.

At August 23, 2010 at 9:32 AM , Blogger kat said...

That hummus sounds wonderful! As for the grapes, our favorite Italian restaurant serves grilled grapes & sausages with a balsamic reduction, I think its our favorite this on the menu! Seriously, grill those grapes.

At August 24, 2010 at 7:42 AM , Blogger Kate said...

I just found your blog through the new HLB site -- love it! And of course the first post I comment on has to be two weeks old. :)

Regardless, next time you get grapes? Make this. Roasted grapes + spicy chicken sausage = crazy delicious. I'll usually throw the whole thing over some wilted spinach or kale or whatever greens we have kicking around in the refrigerator. So good.


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