Sunday, July 12, 2009

Calling all food gods/goddesses...

I need cooking inspiration! Thursday's CSA load was:

1 Head of Lettuce
1 Napa Cabbage
1 Fennel
2 Onions
1 Large Pac Choi (Chinese cabbage)
1 lb Kale

I have no idea what to do with a lot of this, particularly fennel and something exciting for the pac choi and kale. I also don't really want to buy much of anything since I don't have money. I have shrimp, ground turkey, buffalo burgers in the freezer, and the only fresh items I have otherwise are a few eggs, garlic scape pesto, possibly some older parsley, and lots of fresh basil, rosemary, sage, thai basil and chives.

I'm also looking for things to fix that will survive unrefrigerated for a little while. Since I'm still spending most days out of the house, in a coffee shop or somewhere like that, I need to take food with me that isn't so vulnerable to heat. Ideas anyone?


leena! said...

How about kale pizza? I sauteed chopped up kale leaves with olive oil and garlic, then sprinkle it on top of pizza with some really good italian sausage and mozzarella, homemade dough...delicious. Good luck!

emily said...

Ooooh, you're awesome. I may wimp out and use a tortilla because I don't have yeast and I've never made dough. BUT I have some good sausage in the freezer. Thanks!

The Fru-Gals said...

The CSA is a weekly challenge for me too!

How about a fritatta? check out my recipe here

Fennel is also great raw in salads, along with some of the fronds. I got one today in my CSA and I think that will be on the menu for lunch tomorrow.

emily said...

i ended up killing the fennel - i tried to roast it and forgot about it in the oven. whoops.

i have more kale from this week, so i'll prob do a quick saute and make a fritata. i've become quite a fan of eggs and greens!

Sprouted Kitchen said...

look at my site! I have a recipe for a fennel slaw. The tofu strawberry salad with the homemade dressing is great too! Let the cabbage sit in the dressing for a bit and it will soften up. sounds yum!