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Herb-Roasted Squash and Sunchokes

2 cups butternut squash, peeled, and cut into bite-size pieces
1 lb. small sunchokes, unpeeled and scrubbed, cut in half or quartered
1 medium red onion, trimmed and cut into wedges
1 1/2 TBS garlic oil
2 TBS minced fresh herbs (try sage, rosemary, thyme, or a combination)
Preheat oven to 425. Toss together all ingredients in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and spread on baking sheet. Roast 1 hour, or until vegetables are soft and golden, turning several times with spatula.

Roasted Eggplant Dip

2 medium or 1 large eggplant, halved lengthwise
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
kosher salt and black pepper
vegetable chips, for serving

Heat oven to 400° F. Place the eggplants cut-side down on a rimmed
baking sheet and roast until very soft, 30 to 40 minutes; let cool. Scoop
out the flesh from the eggplants and roughly chop.
In a medium bowl, stir together the eggplant, onion, basil, oil, vinegar, ¾
teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Serve with the vegetable chips.

Gazpacho Soup

1 lb. fresh tomatoes, chopped
¾ cup tomato juice
½ cup peeled and chopped cucumber
¼ cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp. chopped green pepper
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. white distilled vinegar
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup dry croutons
Dash hot pepper sauce
Pinch black pepper

 

In a blender container combine all ingredients; pulsate until desired consistency. Serve chilled.

Serves 4 (about 1 cup each).

Per serving: 50 calories, .5 g fat, 2 g protein,
11 g carbohydrate, 2.5 g fiber, 465 mg sodium

Veggie and Bean Wrap

2 TBS cider vinegar
1 TBS olive oil
2 tsp finely chopped canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1 medium carrot, shredded
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed
1 avocado
1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 TBS minced red onion
4 8 to 10-inch whole-wheat wraps or tortillas
Whisk vinegar, oil, chipotle chile and salt in a medium bowl. Add cabbage, carrot and cilantro; toss to combine. Mash beans and avocado in another medium bowl with a potato masher or fork. Stir in cheese and onion. To assemble the wraps, spread about 1/2 cup of the bean-avocado mixture onto a wrap (or tortilla) and top with about 2/3 cup of the cabbage-carrot slaw. Roll up. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut the wraps in half to serve, if desired.

Marinated Kale Salad

4-6 cups coarsely chopped kale
1 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2-3/4 cup chopped carrot (2 small carrots)
1 cucumber (2 cups chopped halves)
1 avocado, chopped
1 & 1/4 cup chopped grape tomatoes (or other variety)
1/2 cup mixed raisins and Goji berries
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Dressing: 1 cup lemon tahini dressing or sesame ginger (Annie’s brand is
a good choice)
Chop vegetables and mix in a large mixing bowl. Reserve walnuts for sprinkling on top. Tear the leaves off of the kale and rip into bite-sized pieces. Wash and dry kale leaves. Mix the vegetables, kale leaves, and dressing in large bowl until thoroughly combined. Place in fridge to ‘marinate’ for 10-15 minutes. Serves 4. Keeps in fridge in a sealed container for 1 day.

Broccoli Cauliflower Slaw

1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 1/2 cups cauliflower florets
1 red onion, minced
2 carrots, shredded
1 cup chopped cabbage
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp. salt substitute
4 tsp red wine vinegar.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

Serves 4. Per serving: 50 calories, 0 g fat,
3 g protein, 11 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber,
45 mg sodium

Chicken and Vegetable Casserole

2 TBS plus 1 TBS olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 TBS minced fresh parsley
1 TBS minced fresh basil
1 tsp minced garlic
3 zucchinis, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
3/4 cup celery, chopped
1 lb. skinless chicken breast (4 breasts)
1 cup vegetable stock
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together 2 TBS olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, parsley, basil and garlic. Add vegetables, mix well and arrange in a casserole dish. Mix 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1 tsp oil; brush the mixture over the chicken breasts, place chicken on vegetables. Bake about 20 minutes then add 1 cup of vegetable stock. Bake 25 more minutes more or until chicken is cooked and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Serves about 4 (1 cup/serving). Per 1 serving:
240 calories, 11 g fat, 26 g protein, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 890 mg sodium

Adobo Chips with Warm Goat Cheese and Cilantro Salsa

Suggested by CSA member Sarah
Salsa:
1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 cups chopped fresh cilantro (about 1 bunch)
1 cup finely chopped tomatillos (about 4 medium)
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup fresh lime juice

Chips:
2 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 teaspoon adobo sauce
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cumin
8 (6-inch) white corn tortillas

Cheese:
1/2 cup (4 ounces) block-style fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (2 ounces) goat cheese

Preparation – To prepare salsa, remove 2 chipotle chiles from can; finely chop to measure 2 teaspoons. Remove 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can, and set aside (reserve remaining chipotle chiles and adobo sauce for another use). Combine chiles, cilantro, tomatillos, onion, and 1/4 cup lime juice in a medium bowl; cover and chill for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375°.
To prepare chips, combine 2 1/2 teaspoons lime juice, canola oil, adobo sauce, paprika, and cumin in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Brush 1 tortilla with about 1/4 teaspoon juice mixture, spreading to edge. Top with another tortilla; repeat procedure with juice mixture. Repeat procedure 6 more times (you will have 1 stack of 8 tortillas). Using a sharp knife, cut tortilla stack into 6 wedges. Place wedges in a single layer on baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes; turn
wedges. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°.
To prepare cheese, combine cream cheese and goat cheese in a small bowl; stir until blended. Spread cheese mixture into a shallow 6-ounce ramekin or baking dish; cover with foil. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or just until warm

Delicious Roasted Veggies

½ cup olive oil
¼ tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. crushed red chili flakes
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 yellow squash, diced
1 eggplant, diced
1 red onion, diced
1 lb potatoes, with skin, diced
½ head cabbage, diced
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine first 6 ingredients. Toss the vegetables in the oil mixture and spread on a cookie sheet. Bake until the potatoes are tender, tossing every 15 minutes to prevent sticking.

Serves 8 (about 1 cup each) Per serving: 270 calories, 14 g fat, 5 g protein, 33 g carbohydrate,  8 g fiber, 100 mg sodium

Watermelon & Tomato Salad

2 1/2 cups watermelon, in 1-inch cubes (reserve juice)
2 cups tomatoes (mix regular and cherry), chop and drain off liquid
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Directions: 1. Combine the watermelon, tomato, cheese, scallions and salt in a bowl.
2. Whisk or blend together about two tablespoons of the watermelon juice, oil, and vinegar.
3. To serve, dress the salad with this mixture and garnish with cilantro.
4. Do not refrigerate and serve within 30 minutes.

Serves 6. Per serving: 140 Calories, 10g Fat,
7g Carbohydrate, 1g Dietary Fiber, 5g Protein