Quiche can be intimidating to make because it takes a while to prepare and it seems to have a lot of steps. However, those steps are pretty easy! And the end result is so filling, delicious, and the smiles it always seems to put on everyone's faces (including my own) makes it one of my all-time favorite things to cook. Quiche can also be a wonderful catch-all for odds and ends in your vegetable drawer, especially if you choose to make the crust from grated root veggies. This particular recipe uses a lot of veggies common to our fall and winter boxes but practically any vegetable can be subbed in or out of a quiche for fresh flavors year-round!
While there are endless recipes for hummus out there and you can certainly make it without a recipe if you'd like, this particular recipe has become a favorite for Erin, our Director and General Manager, that they almost never make any other variety! They've tried this one with butter, vegan butter, no butter, and almost always serve it with roasted veggies and meat-free protein options but that's not to say you can't try it with spiced lamb like the original recipe calls for, chicken, or whatever strikes your fancy.
Welcome to Heart Healthy Month! We're officially introducing our second pantry staple in the winter to late spring rotation this week: Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans). These incredibly nutritious legumes are neither pea nor bean but are jam-packed with fiber, protein, heart healthy fat, vitamins, and minerals and are truly delicious and endlessly versatile.
A classic Filipino comfort food, this warming and delicious chicken adobo from our operations assistant Marisa is a great way to use your potatoes from this week's harvest box. You could also take her advice for optional add-ins and throw in some carrots from last week's box if you've still got some kicking around or the greater advice from what she learned of cooking and her mother's intuition: add daikon, celeriac, rutabaga, or the other local root veggies still hanging out in your vegetable drawer and make it wholly your own. Trust your instincts and your senses!
Continuing our lentil theme in preparation for Heart Healthy Month in February and offering inspiration for cooking your winter veggies, we're featuring a new recipe submitted by some of our wonderful harvest box customers. This lentil curry makes the weeknight dinner rotation in their house 2-3 times each month. The ingredient list is fairly long (like with a lot of curries) but it's mostly pantry staple spices and the process is pretty simple and straight-forward. Start to finish, this dish should take only 30-40 minutes to prepare!