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What I received:4 Roma Tomatoes
2 Bunches of Collard Greens
3 White Onions
2 Packets of Green Beans
1 Jicama (took me a bit to discover what this one was!)
3 small Red Beets
8 small-ish Red Potatoes
1 Bunch of Celery Sticks
2 Heads of Cauliflower
How The Produce Was Used:
- All green beans and red potatoes were used in this Baked Chicken dish. I usually use carrots and was going to use the ones I received, but noticed the beans didn't look the freshest and I decided to add them instead of the carrots.
- The carrots and celery stalk were eaten fresh as a crunchy snack. I already had the carrots peeled thinking I was going to use them with the chicken (see above), so I just added the celery sticks and we snacked on them while watching the X Factor on Hulu
- 1 Tomato was used in Beef Goulash - Similar recipe.
- 1 Tomato and 1 Onion were used to make Cucumber Tomato salad as a side salad to Beef Goulash (with a cucumber I had left from the previous delivery).
- 2 Tomatoes and 2 Onion were eaten with sandwiches and grilled hamburgers.
- All Collard Greens were used to make this Collard Greens pasta dish.
- 1 Cauliflower was used to make Cauliflower Casserole (I followed this German recipe - the link is in german but can easily be translated in google translate).
- 1 Cauliflower was grilled and eaten as a side with grilled hamburgers.
- 2 Mangoes were eaten fresh in the recent days. They didn't seem quite ripe when they arrived so we waited.
- 5 Apples were eaten fresh.
- 3 Oranges were eaten fresh.
- The Jicama was partially eaten raw and I boiled some of it. This root vegetable was new to me, in fact I had to do a google search to find out what it was. It's being described as tasting a little bit like a mix of a potato and an unripe pear. And it's just how I would describe it too. I tried it raw but didn't know what to think of it ... liked it better cut into cubes and boiled like a potato. It actually tasted good with salt and pepper. Not sure what I'd serve this with as it does have a little bit of a sweet taste to it. If you are familiar with this root vegetable, please let me know in the comments how you use it. I can imagine that I might receive one of these again some day....
I still have left:
3 Beets (I didn't like the beet chips I made a few weeks ago - they never turned crispy like they should have! May use these to make red velvet cupcakes for father's day - my husband loves red velvet cake)
Part of the Jicama
Part of the Jicama
Disappointments:Nothing much really, just didn't need or expect 2 cauliflowers (one of them was huge) but they were used up well. Also the beans looked like they needed to be used up very fast (which they were).
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