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!
It’s truly soup season now and this ginger miso soba soup from Fork Knife Swoon is just about as cozy and wholesome as it gets. Stop by Veggi Farmers Co-op at the market on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday to get your tofu-- they have plain as well as lemongrass chili and mushroom vermicelli. You can also pick up your kale, scallions, and various microgreens while you’re at it and don’t forget fresh and tender baby ginger from Poche’s Family Farm.
I made this Babaganoush-like recipe from Smitten Kitchen twice last week, that’s how much I love it. It’s filling, healthy, and goes great with sliced cucumbers, peppers, or a hunk of bread. Plus, it’s easy and fun to make-- char your eggplant over your gas stove before roasting it in the oven and tossing it in the blender with a few other simple ingredients. Do yourself a favor and make a double batch. Find your eggplants, cucumbers, peppers, and bread at any of our markets.
This recipe for sauteed baby bok choy by Weelicious is simple and will highlight the fresh flavor of these savory greens. Try them in a stir-fry or as an easy side. Pick up your ‘choy at Veggi Farmers Coop, or substitute other leafy greens at any of our markets from Monica’s Okra World, Indian Springs Growers Association, River Queen Greens, and more.
Butternut squash salad with farro and pepitas from Smitten Kitchen is a perfect weeknight dinner or wholesome lunch. Tangy quick-pickled red onions and salty pumpkin seeds pack a lot of flavor and mix up the texture, making this dish anything but boring. Buy your pumpkin seeds or try your hand at roasting your own. Pick up your squash from Perilloux Produce, Indian Springs Growers Association, Poche Family Farms, Amorphous Gardens, and more.
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