Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CSA Love: Week 2 Recipe Recap

This week's CSA haul:
Spaghetti squash
Green tomatoes
Anaheim chiles
Swiss chard

I feel like I didn't do quite as well with my recipes this week--in part because I had a few more new (to me) veggies, but also because I was sick for a few days, and out of town for the weekend... But still, not too shabby!

Green tomatoes are really pretty.

And quite tasty when fried and stacked up with layers of homemade pesto.

Denver-style chile rellenos
Last time I was in Denver, my Aunt and Uncle made some fantastic homemade chile rellenos. Only they weren't the kind I had seen before. They wrapped theirs in egg roll wrappers instead of batter--and they were great! Perhaps not traditional anywhere but Denver, but they sure are easy to make and very tasty.

Swiss chard and onion quichelettes
Definitely the best of the swiss chard usage to date! I keep making things in muffin tins and freezing them for later (they're easier to thaw in portion sizes that way). I feel a bit like an astronaut eating all these complete meals with the same shape.

Crispy bhindi kurkure
Indian-style fried okra. This was pretty good, but would have been much better if I had a whole spread of Indian food to accompany it.

Spaghetti squash with Moroccan spices
My first spaghetti squash! At first I wasn't too sure about it, but it has grown on me. I added way more spices, some cinnamon, toasted almonds, caramelized onions, and raisins. Not bad!


Anonymous said...

Next time you're in Denver give me a call and we'll hang out.

Linda said...

Yum! You inspired me to be a bit more creative last week with my cooking.

Ariane said...

I love Spagetthi squash. I think it is a great alternative when you have an overload of spaghetti sauce!

Hilary said...

What a great idea, baking things in muffin tins for easy thawing! Everything looks so yummy, as usual. And how cool you got a melon this late in the year...I thought all the fall melons came from Mexico.