Cauliflower is a versatile veggie that can be brought to the next level with the right blend of spices. Try this simple Mediterranean roasted cauliflower recipe with olive oil, lemon, balsamic vinegar and Mediterranean spices for a healthy and delicious side. Pro tip: instead of purchasing these spices individually, pickup Mediterranean seasoning from Spicy Lady at our Uptown, Downtown, Bucktown Harbor, Rivertown, and Rusty Rainbow markets.
Did you pick up shrimp on your latest market run? Try this recipe from Dinner at the Zoo for Garlic Butter Shrimp. As the name would suggest, these crustaceans are loaded with butter and garlic and pair well with your pasta of choice and a glass of pinot grigio.
Behold Market Manager Cristina’s recipe for roasted cauliflower. This is my go-to recipe almost every time, which is a lot because I love this cold weather crop. While I am sure the recipe originated somewhere or is identical to pretty much every roasted cauliflower, I have prepared it so many times that I do not recall where it was discovered. Looking for the tastiest, yet easy-peasy cauliflower recipe? Try this!
Imagine if grilled cheese and tomato soup had a sophisticated, but sociable cousin who went to art school and owns a gallery and a poodle. That’s what we think of this roasted cherry tomato Caprese salad from Bon Appetit and just love the deep, umami yet sweet tomato-ey flavor that roasting tomatoes releases. It’s delicious and cozy grownup finger-food. Grab a couple of pints of cherry tomatoes from Tomott’s Cajun Farm and some fresh mozzarella from Country Girls Creamery or T&R Dairy at the Uptown market and get roastin’.
By now you’ve almost certainly heard of cauliflower rice, the low carb rice substitute that people are raving about. But did you know that it’s super easy to make? Grab a cheese grater or food processor, grate away, saute for a few minutes and season it how you’d like. It goes great with curry, beans, or under a stir-fry. Grab a head or two from Monica’s Okra World or Star Nursery.
Even if you aren’t celebrating Hanukkah, you’ll want to try this recipe for beet and beet green latkes by Cooking Light. This recipe combines regular potatoes with beautiful and bright beets, which will add some visual interest to your table. Plus, any vegetable that has been grated and fried is likely to be a hit. Grab your beets from Two Dog Farms, Monica’s Okra World, and others. Or substitute in any number of root vegetables found right now at the market, like butternut squash, sweet potatoes, or carrots.
Here’s one for the sweet-tooth out there who may or may not have eaten their weight in pie over Thanksgiving weekend. This recipe by Smitten Kitchen for caramelized brown sugar oranges served with yogurt is a (relatively) healthy dessert for those looking to eat a little lighter after the holiday. Plus it’s a great way to make use of all the citrus we have at the market right now! Stock up on juicy sweet satsumas, LA sweets, and navel oranges from L’Hoste Family Farm, Star Nursery, and A&K Citrus and give this unique recipe a try.
Carrots are arriving at the market just in time to make to your holiday feast. This recipe from Southern Living is one of our favorites, anytime of the year. Pick up your carrots and your favorite bottle of honey from the market tomorrow and you are good to go for Thanksgiving!
Mirlitons are said to be the unofficial squash of New Orleans. Surely shrimp is the crustaceous counterpart, right? One thing is for sure, no Thanksgiving is complete without this duo. Check out this Louisiana Cookin' Recipe!
We are really feeling CITRONOLA’s hibiscus water aka Rosa de Jamaica. While it is absolutely delicious in itself, it is the perfect mixer with your favorite alcoholic beverage. The holidays are coming up - try this ruby red Mimosa Rosa at your next party and follow CITRONOLA on Instagram for more recipes!
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