Cauliflower and Clam Chowder (Dairy and Gluten-free)

Cauliflower isn’t only for roasting or crudité platters; it’s also great for soups: chunky, rustic soups, or creamy, more refined soups.  This soup is a little of both, and made in the style of a New England clam chowder but that is where the similarity ends.  We replaced the potatoes and cream, yes cream, with our cauliflower, so as much as we like a classic … Continue reading Cauliflower and Clam Chowder (Dairy and Gluten-free)

Spicy Garam Masala Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup with Tatsoi and Cucumber-Mint Raita

With a population of 1.3 Billion India is the second most populous nation on the planet.  It also has 5 major regions and over 2,000 distinct ethnic groups, each with their own culture and cuisine, yet even with such diversity, one (of many) spice mix is popular throughout… garam masala. Recipes for garam masala differ from region to region but they generally contain cinnamon, cardamom, … Continue reading Spicy Garam Masala Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup with Tatsoi and Cucumber-Mint Raita

Escarole Wrapped Organic Vegetable Stir Fry with Habanero Shrimp Broth and Bok Choy Kim Chee

This is the winning recipe from yesterday’s Worden Farm – Charlotte Technical Center Student Chef Veggie Box Challenge. Congratulations to Student Chef Daniel Ulmaniec!   Shrimp Broth 1 lbs                            Shrimp Shells 6oz                              Carrots 4oz                              Onions 2oz                              Celery 4oz                              Roma Tomatoes 1oz                              Tomato Paste As needed                   Olive Oil ½ cup                          White Wine 3qts                             Water … Continue reading Escarole Wrapped Organic Vegetable Stir Fry with Habanero Shrimp Broth and Bok Choy Kim Chee

Grits and Greens Casserole with Tabasco Sauce

When you know you want to eat your greens, but you also want comfort food… Grits and greens casserole makes for an anytime satisfying meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. Side dish or entree. Hot, room temperature, or cold. Always great, and easy to make. Try it! 3 ¼ cups of rice milk or whole milk 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill organic corn grits 2T … Continue reading Grits and Greens Casserole with Tabasco Sauce

Root Vegetable Paella with Smoked Tomato Saffron Broth and Moroccan Couscous

Root Vegetable Paella with Smoked Tomato Saffron Broth and Moroccan Couscous Yield: 4-6 portions As needed Olive Oil ½ cup Celery, Diced ½ cup Yellow onions, Diced 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste 1/4 cup White Wine 1 pinch Saffron ½ cup Turnips, Peeled, Diced, and Roasted ¼ cup Roasted peppers, diced, skins and seeds removed ½ cup Red Beets, Roasted, Peeled, and Diced ½ cup Spaghetti … Continue reading Root Vegetable Paella with Smoked Tomato Saffron Broth and Moroccan Couscous

Zoodles with Sweet Peppers in Red Sauce

Have you ever had those times when you’re wondering what to make the family for dinner and tell yourself that you want something “heavy but light” or “not really heavy but not really light”?  This usually happens when we’re also thinking pasta for dinner. At times like these, just run zucchini through a tabletop kitchen tool and turn it into long strings of “pasta”, or zucchini noodles, … Continue reading Zoodles with Sweet Peppers in Red Sauce

Sautéed Green Kale in Coconut Oil with Fresh Fruit and Candied Nuts

We sautéed our green kale in coconut oil recently and it was delicious. The coconut flavor was not at all overpowering, and the sweet green kale flavor really came through. When we experiment with ingredients, we take a familiar recipe, one that we know we like and have used often, and change one ingredient to see how the dish changes.  So, instead of extra virgin olive or … Continue reading Sautéed Green Kale in Coconut Oil with Fresh Fruit and Candied Nuts