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Creamy Avocado Enchiladas

More anticipating-the-start-of-CSA-season-freezer-raiding here!

I whipped up a cheesy rich gooey enchilada dish using Hatch chile and bell peppers I'd put up last Fall plus ripe avocados.  For me, the biggest reason why I can't be 100% local is avocados.  And olive oil.  And tea.  And bananas.  And --- heck, the list is so long--but avocados top it.  …


Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 14, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Overnight Yeasted Carrot Waffles

As I wind down the stores of veggies I'd put up last Fall, when the weekly CSA farm share delivery was a routine--not like I'm desperately anticipating these days--I had extra carrots.  Crazy, right? When we eat them with dips, in tacos and meatloaf and burgers and stew . . . and the sweet farm carrot tops are a particular favorite of Crystal the composting guinea pig.

However, excess I had, so excess I put up--by finely shredding then freezing.  And over the winter, we got to enjoy…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 12, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Grilled Cheese with Guacamole, Corn Salsa, and Hummus

Poor lil' ol' forlorn leftover guacamole gets a new lease on life in this repurposed leftover grilled cheese sandwich.

You can find the recipe…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 6, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Avocado Lemon Feta Yogurt Dip

I love creating new ways to enjoy vegetables as appetizers.

I thought this would be an interesting one for Cinco de Mayo--and adding red and green peppers would echo the colors of the flag in a yummy way.

You can…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 2, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Avocado Feta Hummus Layered Vegetable Appetizer

Being a local seasonal eater means I get to eat amazingly delicious foods.  Fresh food--tomatoes, strawberries, even celery--just tastes better and I'm usually willing to wait out the winter months for those fresh tastes.  But if I limited my diet to solely local foods, I'd miss out on bananas, avocados, olives, shrimp, chocolate, salmon, tea . . . lots of stuff!

This avocado feta hummus is good as a stand alone dip--but it sings when you layer it with fresh &…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on April 13, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Buffalo Butternut Squash Hummus

I spent last week bringing a little "Local Flavor" to #Appetizerweek, a multiblogger event complete with cookware/cooking tools giveaways.  Here is a vegetarian appetizer that can be customized with a variety of toppings to add flavorful vegetable options to your game day spread.  We added regrown celery from the garden (I've started more on the kitchen windowsill) but crumbled blue cheese and even cooked chicken would go well with this spicy sauce.…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 26, 2014 at 5:02pm — 1 Comment

Vegetable Antipasti Rolled Pizza on Sweet Potato Dough

A cheesy mix of mushrooms, artichokes, pickled peppers, pesto and olives rolled in a sweet potato crust.

You can find the recipe…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on November 9, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Potato, Beet, and Leek Soup (Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Stock)

A thick vegan or vegetarian or omnivorous soup of potatoes, beets and leeks, plus easy slow cooker vegetable stock instructions.

You can find the recipes…

Added by Kirsten Madaus on October 31, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Low and Slow Pear Butter Waffles

I'm fortunate to have resourceful farmers running my CSA.  Last fall they gleaned pears from the unloved, unmanaged city trees and shared them with us.  I made pear butter using FarmGirl Fare's recipe, then used that pear butter to make waffles.

You can…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on September 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Layered Summer Veggie Appetizer

I think vegetables get a bad rap in the appetizer category, and I'm trying to change that, one bite at a time.  Here's my latest effort:

You can find the recipe…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on September 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Indian-spiced Roasted Eggplant Yogurt Dip

I didn't plan it, but apparently this summer's theme was 'get the kids to eat eggplant in a new way'.  I usually cube and roast eggplant for use in spaghetti sauce, but this time I roasted whole eggplants, in lovely shapes from our CSA farm share, and used the flesh with Indian spices to make a creamy dip.…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on August 29, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Lentils with Mushrooms, Walnuts, & Goat Cheese

In an effort to eat less meat, I've been trying to put together some yummy recipes.  Here is a delicious one from lunch today!  I don't really measure when cooking - these are rough estimates.  This recipe would be good with whatever ratio you wish.

1.5 cups cooked lentils

8 oz…


Added by Diana Cole on July 30, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Fast Fresh Tomato Sauce

This sauce lets the beauty of a freshly picked tomato, grown for flavor, not ability to travel, shine through.  It's easy to make--if you're a ninja you probably don't even need a cutting board--and keeps your kitchen cool to boot.…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on July 17, 2013 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

Vegetarian Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich Spread

We recently harvested cucumbers and carrots from our garden here in Baltimore City (Boone Street Garden) and I decided to marinate the veggies in equal parts rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and honey to make…


Added by Aliza Ess on August 2, 2011 at 1:22pm — 2 Comments

Homegrown.org Cook-Off 2011: BBQ Tofu and Rice Bowl

I needed to use up a package of tofu, half a jar of homemade swapped BBQ sauce and leftover whey. The result was much better than I anticipated, and I credit the rice-cooked-in-whey and the BBQ sauce with that. I'd never cooked rice in whey before and to tell you the truth, was a little skeptical because boiling leftover milk… Continue

Added by Christine on August 1, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

recipe: beet & brown rice veggie burgers

A few years ago, I would have never imagined myself saying this but... we made beet & brown rice veggie burgers and they were incredible. I… Continue

Added by Christine on July 5, 2011 at 11:47am — 5 Comments

surprisingly good tempeh reubens

Happy President's Day. I hope you are all taking advantage of this opportunity to dress like your favorite president. I know I am. Today's post is brought to you by the 16th President of the United States, Honest Abe. I have it on good authority that…


Added by Christine on February 21, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

RECIPE: Zucchini Gingerbread Loaf

This past summer I put up bag after bag of grated zucchini in my freezer and last week when I was doing a general overview of what we had left to consume from our cold box, I realized we hadn't yet eaten any of the zucchini. So I pulled a bag out and it sat in our fridge for a few days while I thought of what to do with it. And then I started craving gingerbread and the rest is history.

There aren't a lot of zucchini gingerbread recipes out here on the internet. I found… Continue

Added by ohsweetie on January 12, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

cornish pasty with butternut squash, parmesan and sage

I never knew what a Cornish pasty (pronounced PAST-ee) was until this recipe. Apparently it's not really all that authentic of a recipe, but it sure is delicious.

I started prepping for this meal in the morning before work, as I often do. I made the dough… Continue

Added by Christine on November 15, 2010 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

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