Meal Plan for May 30, 2017

roasted carrot beet salad

Here you can find the meals that go with what’s in your box this week. Enjoy!











Roasted Sausage, Swiss Chard, and Cannellini Beans
Servings: 2 people
  • 1/2 bunch roughly chopped swiss chard stems and ribs removed
  • 1/2 can cannellini beans
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 links sausage sliced
  • Finely grated parmesan for garnish
  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Combine chard and cannellini beans in a large casserole, baking dish, or ovenproof skillet. It will look like a lot of chard, but it will considerably cook down. Season with a few pinches of salt and pepper.  Taste and add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice if needed. Top with grated parmesan or pecorino. Serve warm.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and zest, Dijon mustard, smoked Spanish paprika, and olive oil. Add to chard and cannellini beans and toss well with hands to evenly coat. 

  3. Evenly distribute the chard and beans in a single layer—or as close as you can get to a single layer. Nestle the pieces of sausage on top of the chard and beans. Roast for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until the chard is tender with crispy edges and the sausage is no longer pink. For extra security, you can toss about halfway through the cooking time to ensure even cooking.

  4. Taste and add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice if needed. Top with grated parmesan or pecorino. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Food 52.


Salmon and Potato Foil Packets
Servings: 2 people
  • 1 medium potato sliced into very thin rounds about 1/16th-inch thick, divided
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • salt and pepper to taste divided
  • 2 salmon filets
  • 1 orange halved
  • 1 lemon halved
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. To a 12-inch long sheet of foil add half the potato slices in a pile in the center of foil. Slightly fan out the potatoes so air can circulate. Make sure potatoes are sliced very thin so they cook through in the same amount of time it takes the salmon to cook.

  2. Evenly drizzle the potatoes with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and repeat process with another sheet of foil and the remaining potato slices.
  3. Top each pile of potatoes with 1 salmon filet. Evenly drizzle each salmon filet with about 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  4. Squeeze half the juice of the orange over one salmon filet and half the juice over the other filet. Squeeze half the juice of the lemon over one salmon filet and half the juice over the other filet. Season each salmon filet with salt and pepper.

  5. Seal foil packets, making sure to tightly crimp the seams so the olive oil and citrus juices don't leak. Place packets on baking sheet and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes. Carefully open one packet to check for doneness of both salmon and potatoes and if necessary, return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes, or until done.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks


Yellow Squash and Cauliflower Curry
Servings: 2 people
For the quinoa:
  • 1/2 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the roasted vegetables:
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt as needed
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower florets
For the curry:
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 (1″) chunk of fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water or chickpea broth
  • 1/2 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas drained
  • 1 handful parsley washed and chopped
  • lime wedges and plain yogurt for serving
Make the quinoa:
  1. Place the rinsed and drained quinoa in a medium saucepan with the water and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to very low, cover, and let steam until tender and all the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Then fluff with a fork.

Roast the vegetables:
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Halve the squash lengthwise and slice into half moons. Add the cauliflower florets and toss with 1 tablespoon oil and salt, spread in an even layer on a baking pan, and roast until golden and tender, 20-30 minutes, turning the veggies when the bottoms are golden. 

Make the curry:
  1. Peel the onion, halve it, and cut it into thin slices. Peel the garlic cloves, and slice them thinly. Peel the ginger chunks and cut them into slivers. 

  2. Melt the butter in a wide skillet over medium heat. When it simmers, add the onion, garlic, and ginger, and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is wilted and tender, 10 minutes. Add all spices and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cook for 5 minutes longer. Add the water or chickpea broth to the pan and stir up any good stuff sticking to the bottom. Add the coconut milk, give it a stir, and bring to a simmer. Gently fold in the chickpeas, roasted cauliflower and squash, and let simmer 5 minutes. Off the heat, stir in the cilantro. Taste, adding more salt if you feel the curry needs it.

  3. Add the water or chickpea broth to the pan and stir up any good stuff sticking to the bottom. Add the coconut milk, give it a stir, and bring to a simmer. Gently fold in the chickpeas, roasted cauliflower and squash, and let simmer 5 minutes. Off the heat, stir in the parsley. Taste, adding more salt if you feel the curry needs it.

  4. Serve the curry over the quinoa accompanied with a lime wedge to squeeze over it and a dollop of yogurt if you like.
  5. The curry and quinoa keep well, refrigerated airtight, for up to a few days. Reheat before serving.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Bojon Gourmet


Radishes Braised with Shallots and Vinegar
Servings: 2 people
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices bacon diced
  • 2 large shallots finely sliced
  • 1 pound radishes sliced in half
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup Italian parsley finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat the butter and bacon over medium-high heat in a wide, heavy skillet — preferably cast iron. Cook for about 5 minutes. When the bacon is cooked through and getting crispy, place the radishes cut-side down in the pan and cook undisturbed for 2 to 3 minutes or until the bottoms begin to brown. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for another minute.
  2. Add the balsamic vinegar and the water — the water should just come up around the sides of the radishes. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the radishes are tender.
  3. Remove the lid and continue to simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced into a syrupy sauce. Add the the parsley and stir to wilt.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from The Kitchn


Roasted Carrot and Beet Salad
Servings: 2 people
  • 1/2 head garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 bunch carrots peeled
  • 1/2 bunch beets scrubbed and trimmed
  • 1/2 bunch of swiss chard or kale washed, stems removed
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup raw pepitas
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the top quarter off the head of garlic and drizzle with ½ tablespoon olive oil. Wrap it in foil and set it in a small oven-proof dish. Bake it for 20 minutes. Remove it from the oven and keep it wrapped to cool. It will continue to cook as it cools.
  3. Turn the oven up to 425 degrees.
  4. While the garlic roasts bring a pot of water to a boil. Blanch the carrots in the boiling water for 2 minutes. Then add the beets and boil for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove them with a slotted spoon and run under cold water. At this point, the skins should easily peel off the beets by using your finger. Use a peeler if needed for tougher skins.
  5. Halve the carrots and quarter the beets. Arrange them on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast for 20 minutes, flipping vegetables halfway through.
  6. Arrange the chard on another baking sheet. Drizzle with ½ tablespoon oil and pinch of salt, and rub it all over the leaves. Roast for 5 minutes, or just until the leaves have softened and become slightly browned.
  7. Next make the dressing. Squeeze the roasted garlic out of its papery skin and into a small mixing bowl. Mix in lemon juice and add a pinch of salt. Next, whisk in the remaining olive oil and combine until smooth.

  8. Lastly, toast the pepitas in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook, while flipping almost constantly for 2 minutes or until they start to pop. Sprinkle with salt.
  9. To serve, toss the carrots and beets with the garlic dressing. On a large platter, layer roasted chard on the bottom, then the carrots and beets, a drizzle more of garlic dressing then sprinkle on the pepitas, black pepper and more salt if desired.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from With Food and Love


Homemade Dill Pickles
  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pickling salt
  • 1 pound pickling cucumbers
  • 4 large heads of dill
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and sliced
  • 2 1 quart jars cleaned
  1. Wash jars in hot soapy water and rinse well (or run through the dishwasher). Make sure the jars are hot when you add the brine.

  2. Measure the water, vinegar and salt into a sauce pan and set over high heat - you want the salt to dissolve and the mixture to come to a full boil.

  3. Meanwhile, make sure your cucumbers are good and clean. Cut them however you like - the smaller the pieces, the more that will fit in a jar. 

  4. In the bottom of each jar, place 1 head of dill. You can also put in some of the fronds and stems. Then put 1 garlic clove in the bottom.

  5. Fill each jar with cucumbers. Leave a good inch of headspace at the top, so that the brine will be able to cover the pickles.

  6. Top the cucumbers in the jars with another clove of garlic, as well as another head of dill. You can just leave it at that, or for a little more complexity of flavor, add a scant teaspoon of mustard seed, a pinch of red pepper flake and 5 peppercorns to each jar.

  7. Carefully fill each jar with the boiling water/vinegar/salt mixture, making sure to get the cucumbers completely covered.
  8. Screw on the lids. Leave the jars out in the counter for 2 or 3 days, and then store in the refrigerator for at least two weeks before opening them.

  9. They will keep well for several months at least, so long as you keep them refrigerated. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from The Creekside Cook


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Rachel Howard

Rachel is studying to become a registered dietician at UTC. She believes eating real food is the key to a healthy lifestyle, and loves to teach others about nutrition. Rachel enjoys planning healthy and tasty meals and experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes. She likes the challenge of trying to make classic family recipes healthier or learning new cooking techniques.