Saturday, May 8, 2010

CSA Comfort Foods...

Sometimes, I want a bowl of grains, with some sauteed/steamed/wilted greens and maybe some sauce or nuts on top. And it's the perfect way to make a nice bowl of comfort food from a CSA box brimming with cabbage, chard, spinach, lettuce...

Comfort Bowl #1
: Cheesy Risotto (from a box), sauteed chard and cabbage, and pine nuts:

Comfort Bowl #2: Couscous with chopped cilantro, sauteed chard and onions, and peanut sauce:
What's your go-to CSA comfort food?

4 comments:

Deb said...

Yum yum!

Next time I'll take a pic, but this week's comfort food from the box was
bacon, chard, sliced garlic, S&P, a touch of balsamic vinegar and peas over gemelli (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemelli_pasta) pasta (nice and chewy) with shavings of parmesan over the top.

Penny L. Richards said...

That does sound good, Deb!

Traci said...

What's your peanut sauce recipe?

Penny L. Richards said...

Well, we usually have a bottle of peanut sauce from Trader Joe's or Fresh & Easy, but if not, I'll make it--

peanut butter
soy sauce
lime juice
a little oil if the peanut butter is very thick
ginger, garlic, and chili to taste

Stir carefully over low heat so it doesn't scorch, adjusting proportions as you see fit. You can also make it thicker and use it as a veggie dip. I remember making this a lot in grad school.