Week of February 3rd

My dear community,

It’s been quite a week. I learned a real lesson about water resistant vs. water repellent clothing. Dilemmas of a woman who spent a lot of time in drought ridden California. All the rain was a boost for the veggies, but they’ll tend to be a little dirtier than usual. It’s always best to rinse and spin dry your produce before it goes into the fridge, first removing any tops.
We’ve added another one of my local favorites to our CSA store. Wishbone Wellbeing is a local, woman-owned business creating small batches of bone broth, very often using our veggies, but always organic. Add a jar to your box and let us know what you think.
Please keep your recipe suggestions coming! I really appreciate those who have sent emails and apologize for the late response as my two very young boys rule my schedule.

With connective intention.

CSA Contains:
WHITE CAULIFLOWER
RED CABBAGE
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
LEEKS
LACINATO KALE
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
BROCCOLI from SUNRISE ORGANICS
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
BIG BOX: RED BUTTER, CILANTRO, BEETS, TANGERINES, CELERY

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS and SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
LETTUCE OF THE WEEK: RED BUTTER

JUST the BASICS:
WHITE CAULIFLOWER
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BROCCOLI
SATSUMA TANGERINES

JUICE FEAST:
GRANNY SMITH APPLES from GOPHER GLEN ORGANICS
CELERY
RED CABBAGE
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
LACINATO KALE
CILANTRO
CELERY X2
BEETS

Crispy Peanut Tofu & Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry

Ingredients:
TOFU
12 ounces extra-firm tofu (organic & non-GMO if possible)
SAUCE
2 1/2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter or almond butter
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
2 Tbsp tamari (or soy sauce if not gluten-free // or sub coconut aminos but use more as it’s less salty)
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1-2 tsp chili garlic sauce
CAULIFLOWER RICE
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 small head cauliflower
2 cloves garlic (minced // 2 cloves yield ~1 Tbsp or 6 g)
1-2 tsp tamari (or soy sauce if not gluten-free // or sub coconut aminos but use more as it’s less salty)
VEGGIES optional
1 cup thinly sliced baby bok choy, green onion, red pepper, or broccoli
1 dash sesame oil
1 dash tamari (or soy sauce if not gluten-free // or sub coconut aminos but use more as it’s less salty)
(Find the full recipe and instructions here at The Minimalist Baker)

Red Cabbage Slaw

Instructions:
Carrot Ginger Dressing
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
2 scallions, white parts only, roughly chopped (the green parts will be used for the slaw)
1 large Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
½ cup apple cider vinegar
⅓ cup Paleo mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon Diamond Crystal Kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Red Cabbage Slaw
1 small red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced (about 2 pounds)
2 carrots, julienned or peeled into thin strips
2 scallions, greens only, thinly sliced
¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
½ cup Carrot Ginger Dressing (see above)
2 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at Nom Nom Paleo)

Spaghetti with Butternut Leek Parmesan Sauce

Ingredients:
1 lb butternut squash, peeled and diced
1 tbsp light butter
8 oz spaghetti of your choice, use brown rice pasta for gluten-free
1 cup large leek (white part only)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh shaved parmesan cheese
4 sage leaves, sliced thin
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Skinny Taste)

Peanut-Sesame Slaw with Soba Noodles

Ingredients:
4 ounces soba noodles or whole wheat spaghetti
1 very small purple or green cabbage, sliced into quarters and core removed (about 16 ounces/6 cups shredded)
½ pound (about 12) Brussels sprouts, nubby ends removed, or additional cabbage (about 2 cups shredded)
4 carrots, peeled
1 bunch of green onions, trimmed and sliced into thin rounds
Peanut-sesame dressing
½ cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar or rice vinegar
3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or other soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
Garnish
Sprinkle of coarsely chopped peanuts
Handful of cilantro, coarsely torn
1 lime, sliced into wedges
Optional, for spice lovers: sriracha or chili-garlic sauce
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Cookie and Kate)

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