What’s in the Box? August 31 Edition

I know it’s September but I’m still in denial that fall is actually happening. The temperatures have been in the upper 80s and low 90s lately, which is making it easy to ignore the fact (for now) that Starbucks is now selling pumpkin spice lattes and all the stores have their Halloween decor out. And […]

What’s in the Box? August 17 Edition

delivery corn black bean tomato salad

Last week’s delivery contained the first hint of fall–apples! While I’m not quite ready to give up my peaches and sweet corn, it was a nice surprise to find a couple of crisp Ginger Gold apples in the box. My father-in-law came to visit this weekend and a friend had a housewarming party, so we ate out […]

What’s in the Box? August 10 Edition

Cooking with a CSA - What's in the box?

It’s always interesting to observe how the CSA produce delivery changes throughout the summer. At the start of the season, the box is saturated with berries, green onions, and more spinach and leafy greens than I know what to do with! But in late July and early August, the peaches, tomatoes and corn start to […]

Spicy Eggplant Pasta Bake

spicy eggplant pasta bake

This year, I planted eggplant in our container garden for the first time. We usually have several large pots on the patio–one for herbs, one for tomatoes and one that in previous years has been occupied by bell pepper plants. However, after really pathetic pepper yields for the past two years (not even one last […]

What’s in the Box? August 3 Edition

This past week has been full of highs and lows. Among the highs: I visited some good friends from high school over the weekend, we celebrated my husband’s birthday and I scored some awesome deals during Ohio’s tax-free holiday. The lows? There were two: My Jawbone UP24 finally bit the dust. I’d thought it was […]

Creamy Zoodles with Leeks and Mushrooms

Creamy Zoodles with Mushrooms and Leeks

I mentioned in last week’s What’s in the Box? post that I used my zucchini from the delivery to make a creamy zoodle dish. Well, this is that recipe. Normally I’d serve zoodles with a hearty tomato and meat sauce, but I decided to try something different. I took a little inspiration from Gordon Ramsay’s mushroom, […]

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice

A good friend of mine recently put out a call on Facebook for low-carb lunch ideas. Eating too many carbs (and not enough protein) is something I personally struggle with. Just ask MyFitnessPal. But, I have been doing a better job lately by replacing rice and pasta with other starchy foods that are higher in […]