Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Spicy Kale & White Turnips

Many thanks to Chef Instructors Ron Westrom and Jason Osborne and the students of the Charlotte Technical College Culinary Arts Program for creating and preparing this recipe! Yield: 2 Quart Ingredients: 4 TBSP                        Olive Oil ½ TBSP                       Ginger, Fresh, Minced ½ TBSP                       Garlic, Fresh Minced 1 ea                             Jalapeno, Fresh, Minced ½ Cup                         Onions, Fresh Minced 1 Cup                          White Turnip, with leafs, Small dice … Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Spicy Kale & White Turnips

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 Patty Pan Squash with Sage, Florida Meyer Lemon Juice, and Capers

Patty pan squash has such beautiful color, and bold contrasting patterns of dark green and bright yellow.  We cook the smaller, baby patty pans whole, but the large ones have radial lines that go from tip to tip and almost dare us to cut them using those lines as guides. Like its cousins, zucchini and yellow squash, the mildly flavored patty pan squash is a type of Summer Squash. They pair … Continue reading Roasted Patty Pan Squash with Sage, Florida Meyer Lemon Juice, and Capers

Italian Kale, Summer Squash and Spring Onion Salad with Quinoa

The summer squash harvest is coming on now, and kale is still in abundance. This recipe uses these favorite vegetables raw, by cutting the kale into a confetti-like chiffonade, and dicing the squash to 1/4 inch. It is delicious on its own, and also great as a side dish. Yield: 4 each  ½ cup portions Ingredients: ½ cup Italian Kale, fine chiffonade ½ cup Zucchini … Continue reading Italian Kale, Summer Squash and Spring Onion Salad with Quinoa

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

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