Posts Tagged ‘vegetables’

CSA Box 4

The last CSA box I picked up from Johnson’s Backyard Garden. It’s the last one I was scheduled for so I’m going to wait until we get back from our Las Vegas trip in a couple weeks to pick up my next one. There are so many veggies I don’t want to have them go bad while we’re away!

CSA Box 3

 

Here’s the third box I got from Johnsons Backyard Garden! Lots of lovely peppers and squash plus amazing okra and many other great veggies!

CSA Box 2

Here’s a picture of the second CSA box I got.

I don’t know why but I never really made beets before I started getting these boxes and now I love them! I cut them into cubes and cook them with olive oil, add some italian spices and balsamic vinegar. It’s awesome!!

CSA Box

I recently joined a local coop called Johnson’s Backyard Garden where you can sign up to get vegetable boxes – weekly, every two weeks or even just once a month! There are tons of pickup locations and times so it’s really convenient and awesome to get local, organic and fresh produce for a great price.

Here’s a picture of my first CSA box

I chose to pick one up every two weeks because there are a lot of vegetables and only my husband and I to eat them. It’s fun and interesting to try out produce that we normally wouldn’t find at the grocery store and it really ups our vegetable consumption. One of my friends was so impressed by my haul she signed up too!

Quick and Easy Salad

I have been craving salad lately, but I get tired of preparing a single serving whenever I’m in the mood. So I put my Lock and Lock to use and came up with this.

easy salad

All my favorite veggies are clean and ready to go for an impromptu salad. All I have to do is mix it into a bowl and add some dressing. Plus, Lock and Lock boxes are fantastic at keeping food fresh. I’ve even tested it with finicky avocado slices and there was no brown in sight! I tried to make the salad mix look cuter for the picture (the carrot sticking out of the peppers in the lettuce are supposed to be rats…? I know I’m weird haha).

This would also work well for fruit salads!

Using Leftovers Pt. 1 – Vegetable Fajita Calzone

Continuing with the reducing waste theme, I used some leftover grilled vegetables and black beans to make a fajita style calzone for dinner and here’s how I did it.

First make a simple pizza dough.

First make a simple pizza dough.

let it rise

let it rise

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and roll out into a square shape.

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and roll out into a square shape.

spread on black beans and sprinkle minced garlic on top

spread on black beans and sprinkle minced garlic on top

Get your leftover grilled vegetables out and chop them up.

Get your leftover grilled vegetables out and chop them up.

Spread out vegetables over beans.

Spread out vegetables over beans.

Close it up, trying to keep the dough even.

Close it up, trying to keep the dough even.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until the dough is lightly browned.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until the dough is lightly browned.

Slice and enjoy!

Slice and enjoy!

This turned out to be a great dinner for tonight. I was tired of fajita tacos and there were tonnes of vegetables left so this was a nice change but also helped use up some of the veggies. I also have made a Mexican style calzone before by cooking up some onion, bell pepper, whole black beans, corn and garlic and sticking that into the pizza dough. I really enjoy that recipe, so it kind of inspired this one.

Bento #24 – Grilled Veggies and Rice

I did a lot of snacking yesterday, so when dinner came I didn’t eat very much. When I started packing my bento, I thought it would be nice to be able to have some of the good food my Mom made for our dinner. So I placed some of the Spanish rice, black beans, and grilled veggies in my Lock & Lock and then sliced up some strawberries and added some almonds. This bento was very good!
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