Takuan-style Pickled Daikon Radish with Turmeric

If you have ever had a sushi roll you may have noticed a bright, almost neon yellow colored component in the roll.  It is “takuan”, the Japanese term for lacto-fermented daikon radish, which we grow, that has been pickled with a number of different ingredients, in particular, persimmon peels, which is what gives takuan it’s most noticeable characteristic, color. The photo below is of commercially … Continue reading Takuan-style Pickled Daikon Radish with Turmeric

Broccoli Teriyaki Stir-Fry with Cashews, Chicken and Linguini

Broccoli is in season! This stir-fry recipe lets broccoli shine in its simplicity, with a freshness and flavor that satisfies. If you cannot get your hands on super fresh broccoli, then you can substitute the broccoli with its close relatives, like romanesco, cauliflower, or brussels sprouts. Preparation Time:  30 minutes (preparing veggies and various ingredients); 4 hours minimum to marinade the chicken in the teriyaki sauce. Cooking Time: … Continue reading Broccoli Teriyaki Stir-Fry with Cashews, Chicken and Linguini

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