I’ve blogged about Greenling before (here and here). It’s a local company that pretty much brings the farmer’s market to your doorstep with the home delivery of local produce. We like Greenling because we can’t always make the 30 minute drive to and from the farmer’s market on the weekend. Unfortunately in this area, most of the CSAs pick up at the farmer’s market, so we don’t do a CSA either. We get a Greenling Local Box about once a month. Here’s a peek inside last week’s box:
Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Dill, Carrots, Kohlrabi, Rutabagas, Oranges, Limes, Avocados, Broccoli
Thought it might be fun* to document how I used all the produce these last few days.
*Fun? I clearly need to get out more…
I used a lime and avocado to make a Key Lime Pie smoothie (technically not key limes, I know), although I used coconut milk in place of the apple juice which made it more mellow and creamy.
I used the other avocado and the dill to make a Dill-icious* version of Vegan Green Goddess dressing (using this Vegan Green Goddess recipe as my starting point). I’ll post my version soon.
*Puns are fun, right? Right?
I used half of the the swiss chard in a greens and egg and combo – sautéed swiss chard topped with a fried egg and lots of pepper.
The other half of the swiss chard went into a green juice along with kale stalks, apple, lemon, ginger and celery.
The collard greens were used in a couple of ways.
I made collard wraps with collard greens, almond butter and banana.
I used the second half of the bunch in a saute with namu shoyu ( like soy sauce) and pumpkin seeds, a combo I was introduced to in The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone.
One of the oranges was eaten in school lunches by the kids. The other orange was turned into an Orange Ginger vinaigrette to pour over a fantastic Spelt Salad with the Carrots and Kohlrabi. Recipe coming Thursday.
The broccoli was made into uber-gourmet steamed broccoli. I know, I’m ambitious. I honestly love simple ol’ steamed broccoli with lots of black pepper.
As for the rutebagas? They are still sitting in the fridge. Any advice?
I highly recommend Greenling if you are in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas or Ft. Worth. Actually I recommend it no matter where you live, but they only deliver in those two areas. If you do decide to try Greenling, feel free to use my referral code. We’ll both get 10% off an order. My code:MICHEA254. I’ll give you my rutabagas if you use my code…. :)