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Recipes for 5/26/22

Check out these amazing recipes coordinated with the ingredients in this week's Organic Fruit & Vegetable basket.

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This Week's Ingredients

Green Kale NC

Baby Bok Choy (In the large & Jumbo baskets) Covington Sweet Potatoes


Broccoli Crowns

Globe Eggplant

Valencia Oranges,

D'Anjou Pears, Extra Fancy


Herbs, Edible Flowers (In the Jumbo baskets)

Meal #1

Garlic Butter Kale Rice

PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 20 minutes

RESTING TIME 10 minutes

TOTAL TIME 30 minutes

SERVINGS 5 servings

A great side that combines rice with loads of kale - but you'd never guess! Everyone loves the buttery, garlicky flavor! Scrunching the kale with olive oil and salt before tossing into the rice is a great trick for making the kale tastier and softer.



5 large handfuls chopped kale leaves Note 1

2 teaspoons Olive oil

salt and pepper


2 tablespoons butter unsalted

2 large garlic cloves crushed

1 cup white rice

1 ¾ cup chicken broth or vegetable broth (low sodium)

extra butter

2 tablespoons almonds or pecans, roughly chopped (optional)



Place kale in a large bowl. Drizzle over oil and sprinkle with a small pinch of salt and pepper.

Use hands to scrunch for 30 seconds then set aside until rice is cooked.


Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute until fragrant.

Add rice and broth, cover with lid. Bring to gentle simmer then immediately turn heat down to low or medium low, so the liquid is simmering very gently.

Cook for 12 - 15 minutes until all liquid is absorbed.

Remove from heat, then quickly toss all the kale on top of the rice, then clamp lid back on.

Rest for 10 minutes.

Remove lid, stir wilted kale through rice.

Adjust salt and pepper to taste and stir through extra butter if desired.

Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with almonds or pecans, if using.


Hold a kale stalk by the stem, then run an enclosed fist up the stalk to rip the leaves off. Then chop into bite size pieces.

Garlic Butter Kale Rice - Spend With Pennies

The Best Eggplant Patties


Makes about 8 medium size patties

1 large eggplant (or 2 medium), peeled and diced

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 small onion (or 2 scallions), thinly sliced

1 garlic clove, minced

1 cup / 3.5 oz / 100 gr grated Dubliner cheese (or sharp Cheddar)*

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup / 3.4 oz / 96 gr breadcrumbs (or GF breadcrumbs or almond meal)

*use vegan cheese to make them vegan


Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large (preferably non-stick) skillet over medium-high heat, add onion and salt and saute’ for 5 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and saute’ for 1 further minute, until fragrant.

Finally add eggplant cubes and saute’ - stirring every now and then - until browned and soft, about 10 to 12 minutes.

Transfer to a large bowl and puree/mash with an immersion blender (you can also use a food processor or a blender to do this).

Add cheese, parsley, black pepper and stir until well combined.

Add breadcrumbs (or GF breadcrumbs or almond meal) ¼ cup at a time and mix with your hands until it reaches a firm consistency and will hold up as patties (you might need to use more or less almond meal).

Transfer mixture to the refrigerator for 20 minutes to allow the almond meal to suck up some of the moisture.

Take the bowl out of the refrigerator and with dampened hands form 8 medium size patties (or 4 larger ones).

Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in the same skillet you used before over medium-high heat.

When sizzling, add patties (in batches if necessary) and cook for about 4 minutes on each side until browned.

Serve warm with some marinara sauce on the side.

The Iron You: The Best Eggplant Patties



2 large or 4 small turnips (small is better if you can get them; they’re sweeter)

1 tbsp olive oil (or you can use leftover goose fat from last week’s roast goose recipe)

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, plus extra for tossing

1/2 tsp dried thyme

salt and pepper to taste

2 tsp snipped fresh parsley, for garnish

Makes 4 servings roasted turnips


Preheat oven to 450°. Cut the tops and bottoms from your turnips and discard. Peel the turnips and chop them into 1-inch cubes. Add them to a medium-size bowl. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk your olive oil, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, thyme, salt, and pepper. Pour it over the turnips and toss to combine. Spread the turnips in an even layer on a greased baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes. Stir and cook for 10 more minutes.

Place the turnips in a serving bowl. Stir in the snipped parsley and a light drizzle of extra balsamic. Add a bit more salt and pepper if desired.



3 cups of mashed sweet potato (see instructions)

2 cups of flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp. ginger powder

1 tsp. turmeric powder

1/8 tsp. ground cloves

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

1 cup cane sugar

3/4 cup coconut oil

3 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

optional – powdered sugar for dusting


(Note: Cook the sweet potatoes well ahead of time to allow them to cool down completely before handling.)

Pierce holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork. In a lined baking sheet, roast at 400 degrees for 45 minutes, or until soft enough to poke straight through with a butter knife.

When completely cooled, peel off potato skins and mash insides thoroughly. Measure out 3 cups.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and powder, salt, and spices.

In a small bowl, combine the sweet potato, sugar, coconut oil, egg and vanilla.

Portion evenly into muffin tins. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.

Allow to cool on a rack for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Meal #2



6 oz broccoli shredded

1 1/2 cup kale (packed) chopped

1/2 cup sliced apples packed

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup slivered almonds


1/4 cup mayonaise

1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

3 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp lemon juice

1/4 tsp salt


In a large bowl, combine shredded broccoli, chopped kale, sliced apples, dried cranberries and slivered almonds.

In a small bowl, combine ingredients for slaw dressing. Whisk or use a hand-held electric mixer to mix well and make sure everything is dissolved.

Pour dressing onto large bowl. Using a pair of tongs, tossed to mix well.

Serve and enjoy!

Broccoli Kale Apple and Cranberry Slaw - Joyous Apron

4 Ingredient Orange Salmon

Easy and delicious baked salmon recipe made with sweet and salty orange sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2

Calories: 463kcal


1 lb salmon skin on

1 orange ZEST and JUICE

1 orange JUICE

3 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp honey


Preheat the oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, folding up the edges to keep keep sauce in.

Combine juice from 2 oranges, zest from 1 orange, soy sauce, and honey in a bowl. Whisk well.

Pour a few spoonfuls of sauce on the prepared baking pan. Place salmon skin up and pour remaining sauce over it.

Bake for about 7 minutes and carefully flip salmon skin down. Spoon some sauce over the top of the salmon.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, until salmon is done. Bake time will depend on the size and thickness of salmon filet.

Enjoy salmon over rice or quinoa.

4 Ingredient Orange Salmon - Will Cook For Smiles

Shrimp with Bok Choi

1 lbs large shrimp, peeled and de-veined

1 large onion, quartered

2 cloves garlic, crushed

4 cups bok choi, sliced

1 tbs oil


1 1/2 cups rich chicken stock

2 tbs dry sherry

1/2 tsp dark sesame oil

1/2 tsp grated ginger

1 tbs soy sauce


2 tbs cornstarch

1/4 cup water

Mix all sauce ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. Mix thickener ingredients in a small glass; set aside. Heat Gastrolux® wok over medium heat. Add oil and heat until oil shimmers. Add garlic, onion and bok choi and stir with non-metal utensil constantly for 2 minutes. Add shrimp and when it begins to turn pink, add sauce ingredients, stir and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes. Stir the cornstarch and water again to blend. Add to the wok and stir constantly until mixture bubbles. Reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes. Serve immediately over rice. Serves 4

Shrimp with Bok Choy - The Midnight Baker (

Simple Maple Vanilla Baked Pears

5 from 4 reviews


Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:25 minutes

Total Time:30 minutes

Yield:serves 4


4 ingredient super simple maple vanilla baked pears that are cooked until warm and soft, completely infused with maple and vanilla, and topped with crunchy granola.


4 D’Anjou pears (aka Anjou pears)

1/2 cup (120ml) pure maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

optional toppings: maple pecan granola, Greek yogurt


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). I don’t line my baking sheet when I make these, but you absolutely can with parchment or a silicone baking mat.

Cut pears in half, then cut a small sliver off the underside so the pears sit flat when placed upright on the baking sheet. See video above for visual. Using a large or medium cookie scoop or melon baller (or even a teaspoon), core out the seeds. Arrange pears, facing up, on the baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon– feel free to add more cinnamon if you’d like.

Whisk the maple syrup and van