Friday, June 26, 2015

Foodie Friday

Today I thought I'd make you all jealous and share some of the awesome food we've been enjoying as of late because CSA season has started in our house and that means tons of fresh veggies and awesomeness!  Here are a few favorites of the last couple of weeks!

Nate made us an Ecuadorian style meal for date night this week.  He marinated a pork chop in some spices.  Then he took some of the vitamin greens, kale and spinach that we received from our CSA and turned that into a pureed green sauce mixed up with garlic scapes, onion and jalapeno.  He also added in some turnip that also was in our CSA.  On the side he gave us a little bit of rice with a fried egg on top, because most Ecuadorian meals include an egg and we are getting fresh eggs with our CSA this year too.  This meal was AMAZING.  

Next up is a meal so simple it was actually made by yours truly!  I can't take credit for the idea, the recipe came from our CSA's blog.  But it seriously so simple.  We are getting a cheese share with the CSA this year and one of the cheeses was a soft cheese called Quark - it's a similar texture to a cream cheese and is even sweet like one.  They suggested putting the quark on a baguette and then topping with a slice of radish (also in our CSA box).  My in-laws tried the recipe and said they used Wheat Thins instead of bread, so we decided to do that too.  So there you have it - a little cheese spread on the cracker, top it with a radish slice and garnish with just a little salt and pepper.  OMG.  To die for. I realize you may not have access to quark - cream cheese would probably be a fine substitute or even a soft goat cheese spread would probably be tasty too!  We added a little leftover fried steak for some extra protein, but I seriously could have been satisfied with these little cracker treats all on their own!

And last up pizza.  I know I talk about how we make our own pizza here on the blog a lot.  This last one however was extra awesome, because we topped it with our own homegrown basil and Nate actually grilled it!  It came out with the crispest, most delicious crust ever!  We're having another one for dinner tonight and I can't wait!  Until we make it to one of the pizza farms, doing it up at home will definitely work for now!

So there you have it!  Did I make you hungry?  Or jealous?  What are some of your favorite foods in the summer?  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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