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Jul
26

Sweet Corn and Black Bean Tacos
Servings: 6 tacos
Ingredients
Corn and feta salad:
  • 1 ear of corn shucked
  • 1/8 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 medium radishes thinly sliced into small strips
  • 1/2 medium lime zested and juiced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
Black beans:
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained (or 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small yellow or white onion chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Toppings:
  • 6 small round corn tortillas
  • 1 large avocado sliced into thin strips
  • salsa or hot sauce optional
Instructions
  1. To prepare the corn salad: Use a sharp chef’s knife to slice the kernels off all four sides of the corn cobs. Transfer the kernels to a medium-sized mixing bowl and add the chopped cilantro, radishes, lime zest and juice, jalapeño, olive oil and sea salt. Mix well. Stir in crumbled feta, taste, and add a little more if you’d like. Set the bowl aside to marinate while your prepare the beans.

  2. To prepare the black beans: Warm the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and a sprinkle of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions have softened and are turning translucent, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add the cumin and cook for about 30 seconds while stirring. Pour in the beans and water. Stir, cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, then remove the lid and use the back of a fork to mash up about at least half of the beans. Remove from heat, season generously with salt and pepper, to taste, and cover until you’re ready to serve.

  3. To warm the tortillas: Heat a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat and warm each tortilla individually, flipping occasionally. Alternatively, you can warm them directly over a low flame on a gas range. Fold a tea towel over the warmed tortillas to keep them warm.
  4. Put it all together: Spread black beans down the middle of each tortilla. Top the beans with corn salad. Place a slice of avocado to the side of the beans and serve with optional salsa or hot sauce.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Cookie and Kate


Jul
26

Heirloom Tomato Basil Frittata
Servings: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter cubed
  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ pound ground sausage
  • 6-8 thin slices of red onion
  • 3 Tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons grated gruyere cheese
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped basil
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ripe heirloom tomatoes mixed colors & sizes, cut crosswise into 1/4" slices
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Brown sausage in a 10-inch (2-inch-deep) ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 7 to 8 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; remove from skillet, and drain. Wipe skillet clean.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly beat eggs in a medium bowl. Stir in sausage, cheese, chopped basil and garlic, cubes of butter and season with salt and pepper. When oil is shimmering, pour egg mixture into pan and cook until eggs begin to turn golden brown around the edges. Arrange tomato slices, red onion cirlces and basil leaves on top of egg mixture. (Some tomato slices may sink.)

  4. Transfer skillet to oven and bake frittata until eggs are just set in the center, 10-12 minutes. Using a heatproof spatula, loosen frittata from pan and slide onto a warm plate. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from F for Food


Jul
21

Cranberry Chicken Stuffed Delicata Squash
Servings: 2 people
Ingredients
  • 1-2 delicata squash
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil plus more as needed
  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1/2 cup cranberries (use frozen if needed)
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Parsley leaves for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400º F. Slice the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Fill a large baking dish with an inch of water and place the squash face down in the water. Cook in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until soft wen pricked with a fork.
  2. While the squash cooks, melt the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken thighs for 5-10 minutes on each side until browned and fully cooked. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool.

  3. Finely chop the onion and parsnip, or alternatively shred in a food processor. Cook in the same skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking and burning, for 10-15 minutes until soft. Dice the garlic and add to the onions and parsnips. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes. Remove to a medium mixing bowl, and stir in the salt and pepper. Shred the cooked chicken into the parsnip mixture.

  4. Add more coconut oil to the skillet if necessary, then cook the cranberries until soft. Stir into the chicken stuffing.
  5. Remove the squash from the oven and carefully take them out of the water, taking care not to splash any of the boiling water. Turn the squash right side up and fill the center with a mound of the stuffing.
  6. Top with parsley leaves if desired and serve warm.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Fresh Planet Flavor


Jul
21

Wedge Salad with Homemade Herb Dressing
Servings: 2 people
Ingredients
For the salad:
  • 1 lettuce head quartered lengthwise
  • radishes thinly sliced
  • cherry tomatoes halved
  • onion thinly sliced
For the dressing:
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh chives finely diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh basil finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • water to thin
Instructions
  1. Prepare salad with toppings as desired.
  2. In a small mixing bowl mix all dressing ingredients together, adding water to thin to desired consistency. Dressing is best when made in advance and has had time for the ingredients to mingle. Alternatively, the dressing can be blended instead of hand mixed, producing a green goddess-esque dressing.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Noming Thru Life


Jul
21

 

Cucumber Salsa
Servings: 2 people
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber cut in half lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 tomato quartered and seeded
  • 1 jalapeño (optional) ribs and seeds removed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor, and pulse until evenly chopped. Or finely chop each ingredient by hand and combine. Add additional lime juice or salt to taste.

  2. Serve over tacos or with chips for dipping.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Weary Chef


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