Tuesday, July 12, 2011

csa day: summer vegetables

Squash, zucchini, onions, cucumbers, cabbage, green beans, garlic, fennel


Tuesday/Wednesday: Skillet nachos with black beans, squash, and zucchini

Thursday: Family cook out

Friday/Saturday: Green curry with tofu, zucchini, and green beans over rice

Sunday/Monday: Okonomiyaki (Japanese cabbage pancake), tamagoyaki (sweet omelet). I planned this meal for a couple of weeks ago, but it never got made.

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Otsu (Soba salad)

Recently I've been cooking from Super Natural Cooking and found this cold soba dish to be the perfect summer meal. Crisp vegetables, tofu, cilantro, and soba are tossed with a tangy Asian-inspired dressing. This meal is even better after chilling overnight in the fridge. We're definitely putting it in our regular dinner rotation. I've also been thinking of how to adapt this for a summer picnic or potluck. I think smaller pasta and tofu cubes instead of strips would make it very picnic friendly. Here's the otsu recipe link if you're interested (and you should be, it's delicious!).

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What are you eating this week?

Also, does anybody have any suggestions for cooking fennel? I've got three bulbs in my fridge right now. They're starting to taunt me.


  1. yyyyyum! love summertime! what we do with fennel a lot is grill it! slice it up and throw it on the grill! or saute with olive oil and red beets... so many fun things! even in soups it's great... but may be too hot for soup just now.. :-) we're in Sweden on vacation... so lots of berries just now and lots of fish!

  2. Hello! I am finally getting caught up on my favorite blogs! All of your lovely CSA veggies and menu ideas are so inspiring! I'll have to carefully comb back through to cull some good ideas. Could you humor me and please tell me about your skillet nachos?
    Also, CONGRATS on your new job and your lovely, lovely red sweater... among other things!

  3. Tacos will be somewhere on the menu.

    Skillet nachos sound *really* good.

  4. I was just going to ask you how you cook fennel!

    I am trying to plan for more salads this week and I'm hoping to make some yogurt this weekend...

  5. allison,
    this soba&tofu dish looks delicious.


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