Veggie Box- February 5

Every week we pack fresh vegetables and fruits for our Veggie Box subscribers. These boxes are ready to go every Wednesday, and we include recipes too!

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This week's box includes:

From the Local Food Hub

  • Rome apples

From Alberts Organics

  • Opal apples
  • brussels sprouts
  • rainbow carrots
  • cauliflower
  • rainbow chard


This week's recipes:


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples

  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced (Fuji or Braeburn works well)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c. dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Toss brussels sprouts and apple slices with olive oil, salt, and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until brussels sprouts are tender and browned on edges, stirring halfway through cooking time.

Transfer brussels sprouts and apple to large bowl. Stir in cranberries, walnuts, and maple syrup and serve.



French Lentil and Chard Stew

 

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 pound lentils, preferably green lentils, washed and picked over (2 1/4 cups)
A bouquet garni made with 2 bay leaves, a Parmesan rind and a sprig or two each of thyme and parsley
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 bunch Swiss chard (3/4 to 1 pound), stemmed, washed and coarsely chopped
Freshly grated Parmesan, crumbled goat cheese or feta for serving

1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a heavy soup pot or Dutch oven. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until it begins to soften, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the carrot and celery and cook, stirring, until all the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to a minute. Add the lentils, 2 quarts water and bouquet garni. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer 40 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove the bouquet garni.

2. Stir the chard into the simmering lentils. Cook another 10 minutes or so, until the lentils and greens are tender. The chard should be tender but still bright. Taste, adjust seasonings and serve with a sprinkling of grated Parmesan or crumbled feta, if desired.