Category Archives: CSA

Mushroom Swiss Sandwich Melts with Arugula

Mushroom Swiss Sandwich Melts with Arugula by Alison's AllspiceIs any body else on a total mushroom kick right now?  I am just realizing that my last two recipe posts also had mushrooms in them, Two Potato Hash with Mushrooms, and Mushroom Lentil Bolognase.  Mushrooms are the kind of food that you either love or hate, and I love them.  In my opinion, they are best when sauted, like in today’s Mushroom Swiss Sandwich Melts with Arugula recipe! Continue reading

Small Batch Veggie Lasagna

Small Batch Veggie Lasagna - Alison's AllspiceBack when I posted my Lentil Loaf recipe I told you all that meatloaf was a favorite food of mine as a child.  Well, my other favorite food was lasagna.  Mom would always ask us what meal we wanted to have for our birthdays, and I always chose lasagna.  Now I make a veggie version, and I love this small batch veggie lasagna because it only makes 4 servings.  With only two of us in the house, we don’t have to eat lasagna until we are tired of it! Continue reading

Mediterranean Pasta Plate with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

meditteranean-pasta-plateEvery year when summer rolls around, I can’t wait for the fresh produce to start filling my plate.  However when fall gets here, I seem to have a hard time giving up summer.  I love fall vegetables, like butternut squash, but I’m just not over summer yet… Even though it’s almost the end of September.  This Mediterranean Pasta Plate with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce is fresh and fast!  It’s a great way to use the tomatoes and cucumber that I’m still getting in my CSA! Continue reading

Herbed Cherry Tomato Pizza

Herb Cherry Tomato PizzaWelcome back for another recipe, friends!  I haven’t posted in a while because I have been busy with a new job!  I am teaching at a local community college; it is fun and exciting but also very time consuming.  As I settle into my new routine, recipe posts will get more and more frequent.  During this busy time in my life, simple recipes have been a must.  This herbed cherry tomato pizza recipe has been great because I always have pizza crust ingredients on hand, and I am getting tons of cherry tomatoes in my CSA! Continue reading

Grilled Zucchini Black Bean and Corn Tacos

Grilled Zucchini Black Bean and Corn TacosTacos have always been a food staple of mine.  Before I started blogging, tacos only came in one form, traditional.  The kind with a classical taco seasoning.  This Lentil Pecan Taco is my current day version of that traditional taco.  After watching many other fantastic bloggers play with the idea of what a taco should be, I have ventured out and found many more uses for tacos.  This grilled zucchini black bean and corn tacos recipe is a summertime favorite! Continue reading

Black Bean Beet Enchiladas

Black Bean Beet Enchiladas with Sour CreamAlright so, this is not a traditional way to use beets.  However, I am not a traditional girl, either.  At home, we have been loving quick Mexican inspired food this  summer, and these black bean beet enchiladas were no different.  This recipe uses the whole beet, the root and the greens!  Check out the variations section if your beets didn’t come with the greens. Continue reading

Beer Battered String Bean Fries

Beer Battered String Bean FriesLast week I was poking around on my pinterest account finding and sharing ideas for recipes.  I came across a recipe for crunchy green bean fries that were coated in panko bread crumbs.  In the past, I have tried something similar with asparagus, and it’s not so easy.  Panko does not stick well to skinny vegetables, but it sticks very well to your fingers!  When I picked up my CSA this week and saw that I had string beans to use, I just knew I had to try and make a fantastic fries recipe!  The seasoning is just right on these beer battered string bean fries! Continue reading

Zucchini Burgers with Quick Pickles

Zucchini Burgers with Quick Pickles 2Right now I have a large bowl of zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, and cucumber sitting in my kitchen.  It’s a true sign of summer.  Ample fresh produce requires me to be on my toes with recipe ideas, so that none of it will go to waste. The best recipe will use multiple pieces of produce, two birds one stone kind-of thing.   This Zucchini Burgers with Quick Pickles recipe was delicious, simple and the burgers freeze well so you can make extra for later! Continue reading

Carrot Top Pesto Ravioli with Grilled Carrots

Carrot Top Pesto Ravioli with grilled baby carrotsMost of us have heard the daunting numbers and statistics about food waste.  The bottom line is that there is too much food that doesn’t get utilized.  However, each of us can control the food waste that comes out of our own kitchens.  When you buy carrots from the grocery store, their green tops have already been removed, but when you find them locally at a farmers market or in a CSA, often times they come with their greens.  This carrot top pesto ravioli with grilled carrots is an awesome way to utilize the entire carrot plant! Continue reading

Mustard Greens and Smoked Trout Rice Bowl

Mustard Greens and Smoked Trout Rice BowlBack in this post about my CSA, I mentioned that mustard greens was the most difficult ingredient I had received.  Mustard greens are rather bitter, and some people love the flavor.  For me, I wanted that bitter horseradish-y flavor to be something subtle within a dish.  I attempted some mustard green lo mein that didn’t work out, and some mustard greens salad, which was way to much for me!  This mustard greens and smoked trout rice bowl was exactly what I was looking for!   Continue reading