Monday, August 15, 2011

Farm Stand Feasts

There's nothing I like better than being offered someone's half of the farm share when they go away :)

Here are two recipes you will surely enjoy, for some veggies you might not not eat as often as you would like!
Fresh Okra
Almond Meal (Flour)
Sea Salt
Egg Whites
SunFlower Oil
*Keep in mind the quantities depend on how much you want to cook

  • Wash okra and pat dry 
  • Cut into 1/4inch slices
  • Coat in egg whites then coat with almond meal so it sticks
  • Generously fill pan with sunflower seed oil. ( I made the mistake of not using enough my first batch) 1-1 1/2 inches deep.
  • Heat oil over medium high heat. 
  • Add okra to skillet and cook until browned. 
  • Drain onto paper towel and season with salt and serve :)

Fried Okra

 As root vegetables, beets and radishes are extremely versatile.  Roast them and serve them hot with dinner as a side dish, or allow them to cool and serve them on a salad at lunch.  Either way once these two roast they become deliciously sweet and you won't be able to resist them.

  • First, preheat your oven to 450
  • Wash radishes and beets, scrub away dirt.
  • Remove leave and stems, peel the beets if you like.
  • Chop into cubes around 1 inch.  
  • Toss veggies in a bowl with olive oil, sea salt pepper, lemon juice and a little garlic. 
  • Line a baking dish with aluminum foil and spread vegetables out evenly. 
  • Roast the veggies for 10 minutes then stir them.
  • Repeat for another 10 minutes.
  • If you like them slightly darker you can broil them for 3-5 minutes as well!
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and enjoy.

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