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This Week's Ingredients
Red Oak Leaf Lettuce, Local FL
Green Kale, FL (In the large & Jumbo baskets)
Green Beans, FL
Red Delicious Apples. Extra Fancy
Strawberries, (In the Jumbo baskets)
Corned Beef and Cabbage Slow Cooker Recipe
PREP TIME10 minutes
COOK TIME8 hours
TOTAL TIME8 hours 10 minutes
This Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe packs all of the deliciousness of corned beef into a meal that cooks itself. Talk about a stroke of good fortune on St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year!
1 corned beef brisket 3-4 pounds
3 cloves garlic
2 bay leaves
2 ½ - 3 cups water
2 pounds potatoes peeled & quartered
2 large carrots chopped
1 small head of cabbage cut into wedges
Chop onion into large chunks and place in the bottom of a 6 qt slow cooker. Top with corned beef and seasoning packet.
Pour water into slow cooker until it just about covers the corned beef. Add garlic and bay leaves.
Cook on low 8-10 hours.
After the initial 3 hours, add potatoes and carrots to the slow cooker.
Two hours before serving, add cabbage wedges to the slow cooker.
Remove corned beef from slow cooker and let rest 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with potatoes, carrots and cabbage.
Once cooked your corned beef should be tender (mine usually cooks closer to the 10 hour time). Appliances can vary, if your corned beef is not tender, it likely needs to cook longer.
It is essential to cut your corned beef across the grain.
Mashed Carrots and Turnips
YIELD: SERVES 6 These mashed carrots and turnips make a great side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner! The perfect low carb alternative to mashed potatoes! PREP TIME15 minutes COOK TIME45 minutes TOTAL TIME1 hour Ingredients 2 pounds Carrots, Peeled and sliced, about 4 1/2 cups 1 pound Turnips (Or rutabagas) peeled and cubed, about 3 cups 1/4 cup Brown Sugar 2 tablespoons Butter 1/2 teaspoon Salt Ground Black Pepper, To taste Instructions For the Instant Pot: Place the carrots and turnips in the insert of your Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water. Put the lid on and turn it to the locking position. Make sure the vent is in the sealing position. Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes. The Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure and then will start counting down the cook time. When the pressure cooking time is complete, quick release the pressure. Drain the vegetables thoroughly. If you want the final mixture to be a bit thicker, mash them a little bit and then let them sit in a fine mesh strainer for about 5 minutes to drain some of the excess liquid. https://bake-eat-repeat.com/mashed-carrots-and-turnips-recipe/ Colcannon PREP TIME10 mins COOK TIME25 mins TOTAL TIME35 mins SERVINGS4 servings Ingredients 4 russet potatoes (2 to 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into large chunks Salt 5 to 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for serving 3 lightly packed cups chopped kale, cabbage, chard, or other leafy green 3 green onions, minced (about 1/2 cup) 1 cup milk or cream Method Boil the potatoes: Put the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by at least an inch. Add 2 tablespoons of salt, and bring to a boil. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain in a colander. Cook the greens and the green onions with butter: Return the pot to the stove and set over medium-high heat. Melt the butter in the pot and once it's hot, add the greens. Cook the greens for 3-4 minutes, or until they are wilted and have given off some of their water. Add the green onions and cook 1 minute more. Mash the potatoes with milk or cream and greens: Pour in the milk or cream, mix well, and add the potatoes. Reduce the heat to medium. Use a fork or potato masher and mash the potatoes, mixing them up with the greens. Add salt to taste and serve hot, with a knob of butter in the center. Irish Guinness Brown Bread Level: Easy Total: 1 hr 30 min (includes cooling time) Active: 15 min Yield: 1 loaf Ingredients 1 cup quick-cooking oats (not instant), such as McCann's, plus extra for sprinkling 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour, such as Heckers 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed 2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 (11- to 12-ounce) bottle Guinness extra stout beer, at room temperature 1 cup buttermilk, shaken 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for brushing the pan 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Salted butter, such as Irish Kerrygold Directions Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the oats, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the beer, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the well. With your fingers, stir the batter from the middle of the bowl to the outside, until it's well mixed. It will look more like cake batter than bread dough. Brush a 9 x 5 x 2 1/2-inch loaf pan with melted butter. Pour the batter into the pan and sprinkle the top with oats. Put the bread in the oven, immediately turn the temperature down to 400 degrees, and bake for 45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Turn the bread out onto a baking rack and allow to cool completely. Slice and serve with salted butter. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/irish-guinness-brown-bread-4718331 Meal 2
Vegetable Shepherd's Pie 26 Reviews Save Recipe
Total: 1 hr 6 min
Prep: 25 min
Cook: 41 min
Yield: 4 servings
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6 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced
3 large carrots, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 bunch baby turnips, halved or quartered if large
6 cloves garlic, minced
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 bunch fresh parsley, leaves chopped (stems reserved)
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup chopped veggie burgers or vegetarian protein crumbles
2/3 cup milk or half-and-half
Grated parmesan cheese, for sprinkling (optional)
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Preheat the broiler. Cover the potatoes with water in a pot; season with salt, cover and boil until the potatoes are fork-tender, 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a stovetop casserole dish or shallow enamel pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, turnips and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the vegetables brown, 8 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups cooking liquid from the potatoes to the casserole dish. Lower the heat and scrape up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Tie the parsley stems with twine and add to the casserole. Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, 8 minutes. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons butter and the chopped veggie burgers and warm through, 5 minutes. Remove the parsley stems and stir in the chopped parsley. Keep warm.
Drain the potatoes and mash with the remaining 3 tablespoons butter and the milk; season with salt and pepper and spoon over the casserole. Sprinkle with parmesan, if desired. Broil until golden brown, 5 minutes.
Thai Green Curry With Eggplant, Carrots And Beans
Prep Time:15 Min Cook Time:30 Min Total Time:45 Min
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp green curry paste
350 ml coconut milk
250 ml cream
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp cane sugar
2 carrots, sliced
1 eggplant, sliced
7 yard-long beans, cut into 5 cm long pieces
½ cup basil leaves
1 red spur chilli, sliced diagonally
1 In a wok pan, heat the oil and sauté curry paste until fragnant.
2 Gradually stir in cream and cook until some green oil surfaces. Add coconut milk. Season with the soy sauce and sugar. Bring to boil.
3 Add carrots, eggplant, beans, basil leaves and spur chilli. Continue cooking for 15-20 minutes, until the vegetables are done. Remove from the heat.
4 Serve with Thai jasmine rice.
Oak Leaf Salad with Orange Wedges and Dates
Servings (Default: 4)
1 head oak leaf lettuce
0.5 ½ lemon (the juice from it)
60 ml orange juice
Pepper, whiter from the mill
15 g suar
3 oranges, filleted
100 g date (s), (fresh)
50 g pine nuts, toasted
Oak Leaf Salad with Orange Wedges and Dates
Wash the lettuce well, spin dry and pluck into bite-sized pieces.
Mix lemon juice, orange juice, pepper and sugar into a dressing. Arrange the salad on plates and drizzle with the sauce.
Top with the orange fillets, sprinkle with the chopped dates and roasted pine nuts.
IRISH APPLE CAKE WITH CUSTARD SAUCE
Serves: Serves 12
FOR THE CAKE:
3 C. Flour
2 t. Baking Powder
⅛ t. Salt
¼ t. Cloves, ground
¼ t. Nutmeg, ground
6 oz. Butter, (cold is fine)
¾ C. Sugar
4 large Granny Smith apples(I used golden delicious to great effect)
¾ C. Milk
2 T. Sugar(for sprinkling on top of cake)
FOR THE CUSTARD:
6 large Egg Yolks
6 T. Sugar
1½ C. Whole Milk
1½ t. Vanilla
FOR THE CAKE:
Grease and flour an 8" or 9" round springform pan. Using an 8" pan will give you a taller cake.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, cloves and nutmeg into a large mixing bowl. Make sure the bowl is very large to allow room for the apples to be folded in.
Cut the butter into the flour using your fingers or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Add the ¾ C. sugar to the flour mixture and mix in.
Peel the apples and slice them into uniform pieces. This cake works best and gets that 'chunky apple look' if the slices are about ¼" wide and then cut into 3 pieces.
Toss the apples into the flour mixture and combine them thoroughly.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and milk together. Add to the apples and flour and mix in with a large spatula until just combined. Batter will be thick and dough-like.
Transfer the dough into the prepared cake pan and flatten the top surface using the back of your spatula.
Sprinkle the sugar over the top of the cake.
Bake for 45-50 minutes. Test the center for doneness. The top of the cake should be golden brown. Serve slices with custard sauce.
FOR THE CUSTARD SAUCE:
*note that this sauce is not a thick, pudding like sauce. It should have a pour-able, just thickened consistency when done.
Place the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk until pale yellow, 2-3 minutes. Place the milk in a medium saucepan and bring just to a boil. Slowly whisk the hot milk into the egg/sugar mixture. Transfer the mixture back to the saucepan and stir over medium heat until custard thickens, about 4 minutes. Custard should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Mix in the vanilla. Transfer to bowl or serving saucer.
Serve warm or cold over apple cake.
chinese stir-fried eggplant and green beans
Prep Time: 20
Cook Time: 10
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 1x
A delicious home-style Chinese dish: garlicky, tender eggplant cooked with green beans. Hearty, umami-packed, and full of satisfying flavor.
2 long Chinese purple eggplants, cut into thin strips
6 oz (170g) green beans, rinsed and ends trimmed
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 half-inch thumb ginger, julienned
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 red chili pepper, sliced thinly (optional, for heat)
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce/stir-fry sauce*
1/8 tsp ground white pepper
additional salt to taste, if needed
Cut eggplants into thin strips (about 1/4 inch in width), place in a bowl, and sprinkle liberally with salt. Add enough water to cover and let soak in the salt water for 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry (you want to remove as much moisture as possible).
In a wok or skillet, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat. Add eggplant strips and fry until tender and slightly golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add remaining 1 tbsp oil and green beans and fry for 5 minutes, until surface is wrinkled. Remove from pan.
Add garlic, ginger, and chopped chili and stir-fry for one minute until fragrant, then return green beans and eggplant to the pan. Stir in soy sauce, oyster sauce, and white pepper, and toss to combine. Serve hot.
ROASTED GREEN BEANS AND CARROTS
These delicious oven roasted green beans and carrots are sure to become a favorite side dish! Packed with flavor thanks to red onion, garlic and fresh rosemary, you’ll want to m