CSA Adventures – October Week 4


Since we started our Fall CSA, we’ve been meal planning based on what we get each week. It’s getting difficult to come up with creative recipes using greens – but we successfully didn’t make any soups the last two weeks!

Two week’s worth of CSA goods:
1 lb Okra
Hakurei Turnips (& the greens) – 2 bunches
Buttercrunch Lettuce
Arugula – 2 bags
Red Russian Kale
Hot Shot Spicy Mustard Mix
8 oz. Shiitake Mushrooms
1 bunch Celesta Radishes
Shishito Peppers
1 bunch Vivid Choi Pac Choy

Here’s what we did with it:

Simple Potato Gratin – I added turnips & vivid choy pac choy. It was okay … next time I’ll use cheddar cheese instead of gruyere.

Chicken with Goat Cheese and Arugula with Roasted Okra on the side – This was delicious. It would be even better with a tiny bit of pancetta or prosciutto rolled up in it as well.

Beef Pot Roast with Turnip Greens substituting turnips for the parsnips and adding carrots – I actually bagged this one and stuck it in my freezer, so I didn’t exactly follow the recipe. We’ll have this on Thursday – if it turns out to be good, I’ll share my secrets 🙂

Mustard Greens Pesto – I used some of this in Chicken Pesto, and some in Turkey Pesto Meatballs. The rest I froze in an ice tray so I have 2 Tablespoon cubes to use whenever I want.

Chicken Marsala – I used half of my shiitake mushrooms and mixed in some baby portabellas.

Chicken Pesto – This one used my peppers, some of the mustard greens pesto, & mushrooms (I used the rest of the baby bella mushrooms for this one, but you could use shiitake too).

Arugula , Apple, & Radish Salad

Kale & Wild Rice Gratin

Pancetta, White Bean, & Arugula Pot Pies – These were amazing. I’m making it again, for sure.

Radish Dip – the recipe I used is from my Mama Baby Love cookbook, but it’s similar to this. You can dip crackers, pretzels, or other veggies in it. Yum!

Radish Leaf Pesto

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Crystal Rowe

wife to D, mama to A & E, sister, daughter, niece, aunt, follower of Christ, writer, book lover, beloved child of God