Green Kale Custard

Kale and other cooking greens are almost exclusively thought of for savory dishes, but this recipe shows the versatility of kale by using it in a surprisingly delicious sweet egg custard dessert. While we use our green kale in this recipe, we encourage you also to experiment and replace the kale with other cooking greens like Swiss chard. Preparation Time:  35 min (5 min to prepare ramekins, 10 min … Continue reading Green Kale Custard

Braised Celery, Carrots, and Globe Onions with Red Wine Braised Turkey Thighs in Braising Liquid

This is the season for heartwarming and hearty braises. In this post, we have two braises: the first is turkey thighs braised in red wine, celery, carrots and globe onions, and the second is braised celery, carrots, and globe onions.  You might wonder why we are sharing two braises when we are using the same veggies in each. Braising is a long and slow cooking technique … Continue reading Braised Celery, Carrots, and Globe Onions with Red Wine Braised Turkey Thighs in Braising Liquid

Warm Roasted Poblano Peppers and Sweet Corn Salsa

This delicious salsa is best served warm. It can be enjoyed as a topping for tacos, burritos, or even as a dip with chips, but is hearty enough to be served as a side dish. Preparation Time:  15 minutes Cooking Time:  30 minutes Yields:  1 qt of salsa Ingredients: 4 large poblano peppers 6 Florida sweet corn 1 white onion, sliced into 1/2 inch thick rings … Continue reading Warm Roasted Poblano Peppers and Sweet Corn Salsa

Dandelion and Lentil Soup with Tomato

Believe it or not, Florida does get cold, and when it does we make soup!  Here is a fave; vegan dandelion and lentil soup with tomatoes.  Warm, delicious, nutritious, and VERY easy to make! Dandelion greens are slightly bitter so we add sweet diced tomatoes for some balance. Preparation Time:  30 minutes Cooking Time:  30 minutes Serves:  6 as main dish Ingredients: 3 cups of … Continue reading Dandelion and Lentil Soup with Tomato

Stuffed Sicilian Eggplant

A few weeks ago one of our customers at the downtown Sarasota Farmer’s Market came up to Chris to welcome him back to the market after the summer hiatus.  Chris was standing near the table of eggplants (globe, Asian, purple, and Sicilian).  Our customer saw the Sicilian eggplants and mentioned that they reminded her of her Sicilian grandmother’s cooking and in particular, stuffed Sicilian eggplant. … Continue reading Stuffed Sicilian Eggplant