Vegetarian Spring Rolls (Lumpia) with Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce

How many times have you looked in the fridge at the end of the week of cooking and couldn’t find a lot of any one thing left but a little bit of a lot of veggies like a half a head of red (or green cabbage), half a bell pepper, one small carrot, a couple of green beans, a couple cups of sprouts, or one … Continue reading Vegetarian Spring Rolls (Lumpia) with Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce

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

Baby Greens Soup with Coconut Milk, Sweet Curry, and Tamarind

We call this soup “baby greens” because we’ve tried using spinach and arugula, baby bok choy and spinach, mizuna and baby bok choy, and while the final flavors for each version were somewhat different from each, they were all very delicious. You could almost have a “make your own soup” kind of dinner, or you can put all of your favorite baby greens in and enjoy … Continue reading Baby Greens Soup with Coconut Milk, Sweet Curry, and Tamarind

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

Celery Leaf and Asian Pear Sweet and Savory Sauce with Organic Peanut Butter

When most people think of dishes with celery, they envision the stalks, but the leaves are also not only edible but delicious. We use them in salads, soups, or in sauces like this sweet and savory sauce recipe. This recipe has an Asian twist to it, with Asian pear and sesame seed oil. For other cuisine versions, you can replace the Asian pear and oil with different … Continue reading Celery Leaf and Asian Pear Sweet and Savory Sauce with Organic Peanut Butter

Escarole, Scallions and Salmon in Miso Dashi Broth

The Mediterranean meets the Far East in this recipe for escarole and scallions.  We poached a filet of salmon in water, white miso paste, dried kombu seaweed, and scallions creating a salmon dashi broth.  Once the salmon is fully poached we remove the salmon, strain the poaching liquid, add chopped fresh escarole and sliced scallions, and cook them briefly. We got this salmon from Maralee McGowen, owner … Continue reading Escarole, Scallions and Salmon in Miso Dashi Broth

Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce

We harvest bok choy at various stages of development; mature and baby (a couple weeks old).  Baby bok choy is far more delicate in flavor and texture than in its mature stage but is still robust enough to cook in braises, stews, or stir-fry…just put them in later rather than earlier. Note:  Stir-frying is a high heat, short cooking time technique that does not “cook” … Continue reading Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce