Happy National Zucchini Day everyone! How will you be celebrating this delicious holiday? If I wasn’t practicing Clean Eating I might indulge myself in some Turkey Burgers with Carrots and Zucchini with Zucchini Fries, finished off with some Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes. But since my choices are limited, I will stick to sautéed zucchini. Not quite as exciting, but still delicious :)
Speaking of delicious…last week rendered 57 link ups. The variety was inspiring. It proves that the possibilities for your CSA goodies are endless. Looking to make some salsa? Check out these links…Fresh Corn Salsa and Roasted Corn Salsa). Want to satisfy your sweet tooth? Try a Nectarine Pie or Lemon and Basil Cheesecake. Need some comfort food? These soups have you covered…Tomato Soup and Miso Soup. The sky is the limit with fresh, local and organic produce. Thank you to all the participants. You make my tummy smile :)
Zucchini! Just what I needed to complete this fun and mouth-watering holiday :) Like I mentioned earlier, sautéed zucchini has been a great staple in this clean eating journey. Looking forward to enjoying some with my eggs in the morning. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s eats :)
The peaches will be perfect for some scheduled meals this week. As much as I am normally against cooking with my peaches ( because eating them raw is heavenly), this meal plan has some pretty awesome recipes to offer, some of which include fresh peaches. So let’s go for it and see what happens. The recipes also include carrots, so looks like we are covered there as well.
Of course, almost every dish calls for garlic. And did you happen to notice the size of that head of garlic? Quite possibly the biggest head of garlic I have ever seen! Gigantic. Guess that’s why they call is elephant garlic :) The spring onions will come in handy as well. Gotta love the aromatics.
Our clean eating dishes have also called for a ton of tomatoes. So these plump and juicy Early Girl’s will be perfect for salads (made from that lovely head of red butter lettuce) and sandwiches. Not something I would normally use tomatoes for, but I am rolling with the punches and doing my best to eat them as recommended.
Finally, the mandarins will be used for our snacks. Paired with nuts I’m sure. A nice balance of sweet and salty :)
Starting monday, we are back on our own for a week. Which means I get to share some new recipes with you that I have been dying to post. One includes this cauliflower, which will be the star of our first “non meal plan” dinner. And even though Freddie and I will be doing out best to make good choices on our week off, I made a promise to him a few months back that he might hold me to. You see, Freddie’s favorite dessert is apple pie. He asks me to make it for him on a regular basis. So I told him I would make it for him when we received our first delivery of apples in our box. Although I didn’t expect them to come so soon! Depending on where his head is after the last few weeks, the apples might just end up in a pie. In order to compromise, I will be on the search for a Clean Eating Apple Pie Recipe. I am sure there is one out there :)
Your turn: What are some of your favorite ways to use the fruits and veggies shown? Any special recipe, tips or tricks you’d like to share? Looking forward to reading your responses :)
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