Stir Fry Eggplant & Summer Squash Lettuce Wraps

This quick recipe is hearty without being heavy. The flavors strike a satisfying balance of sweet and savory. The textures contrast nicely between the delicate lettuce leaves and the substantial chew of the squash, eggplant, and other fillings. It’s a perfect dish for casual weekend parties, or for an easy but interesting weeknight dinner. Ingredients: 4-6 ea             Lettuce Leaves (Any variety) 1 oz                 Sesame … Continue reading Stir Fry Eggplant & Summer Squash Lettuce Wraps

Roasted Vegetables with Mustard Oil and Indian Five Spice (Panch Phoron)

Indian food is very aromatic and this dish uses “Panch Phoron”, a classic spice mix of fenugreek, fennel, black mustard, cumin, and nigella seeds.  The spicy and aromatic mixture of seeds may be used whole or ground. Our globe eggplants, carrots, and green beans are abundant now, so we are using them in this recipe.  We added carrots for their sweetness, to balance the spiciness of this exotic and … Continue reading Roasted Vegetables with Mustard Oil and Indian Five Spice (Panch Phoron)

Stir Fry Eggplant Relish with Scallions, Cilantro & Cucumber 

The roasted and sautéed eggplant in this recipe has a satisfying texture, and the flavors are zingy and mouth-awakening. Many thanks to Chef Jason Osborne and the CTC Student Chefs for creating and preparing this wonderful recipe for this week’s demo sample at Worden Farm! 1 TBSP Sesame Oil 1 tsp Ginger, peeled, Minced 1 tsp Garlic, peeled, Minced 1 TBSP Spring Onions, Diced 1 … Continue reading Stir Fry Eggplant Relish with Scallions, Cilantro & Cucumber 

“Are You Sure There Is No Meat In This!?!” Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Stuffed cabbage rolls, despite a vegetable-specific name, are usually all about umami; rich tomato sauce and lots of meat filling. Our recipe is vegetarian but we try to stay true to this tradition by using a filling that is rich with roasted veggies, barley cooked with mushrooms and mushroom stock made from rehydrating umami-rich dried mushrooms, and a rich, thick red sauce made with caramelized onions … Continue reading “Are You Sure There Is No Meat In This!?!” Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Squash Noodle Miso “Ramen” Soup with Escarole and Roasted Eggplant

Ramen soups are the rage these days and we love them as well, however, we replaced the pasta noodles with two types of our own, so to speak; our zucchini squash “zoodles” and spaghetti squash “spoodles”. We make a basic ramen soup broth using organic white miso. For times when we want it to be vegetarian, we just don’t add the bonito flakes. Note:  You will … Continue reading Squash Noodle Miso “Ramen” Soup with Escarole and Roasted Eggplant

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

Veggie Frittata with Turnips and Swiss Chard

Frittatas are like omelets in that they are a great and delicious way to enjoy your vegetables.  They are an every-meal kind of dish; enjoy them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack.  They also make for an excellent appetizer for your holiday parties and get-togethers. There are no fixed rules on what kinds of veggies to put into your frittata, but you can use … Continue reading Veggie Frittata with Turnips and Swiss Chard