Grilled Beet Sliders with Guacamole and Mango Salsa (by LoveBeets.com)

An awesome recipe by LoveBeets.com!

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Ingredients:

Beets and slider buns

Guac: 1 large ripe avocado, lime juice, jalapeño, sea salt, red onion, garlic, grape tomatoes

Salsa: Peach, red onion, lime juice, jalapeño

1. Add all of the ingredients for the guacamole into a small bowl and mash using a fork until it reaches desired consistency. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use!

2. Add all of the ingredients for the peach salsa to a bowl and stir well, refrigerate until use as well.

3.Preheat the grill to medium-high and spray it with cooking spray.

4. Slice beets into 1/2 inch thick rounds and lightly brush or spray both sides with olive oil.

5. Grill beet slices for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until charred and hot!

6. Lightly spray or butter the slider buns and grill until they reach desired crisp (usually about 2 minutes).

7. Assemble sliders by adding desired amount of guacamole and salsa to each slider and place on the toasty buns!

8. Enjoy and feel free to send me a picture of them if you make it and love it!

**Beets, jalapeños, garlic, lime, peach, avocado, red onion, and pink himalayan sea salt can all be bought at Dreyer Farms!**

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Quattro Fromaggio Ravioli

This one is very simple but a nice way to sneak in some veggies to an already delicious meal!

Casa di Trevi provided this week’s market box with Quattro Fromaggio ravioli, so the fancy name for 4 cheese ravs that are amazing! A way that I like to use to sneak in some greens is by sauteing Swiss chard or another green like spinach or escarole. For the purposes of this recipe we’ll go with Swiss Chard because it is so nutrient rich and comes in the medium box this week.

1. Boil 4-6 quarts of salted water to make the raviolis, and put them in when boiling check periodically, and do not put it on a high heat so they don’t burst.

2. Stir once to avoid sticking, only cook for 2-3 minutes after they surface!

3. Swiss chard time now! Rinse well and break apart- separate the stems and leaves.

4. Then sauté with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.

5. Keep an eye on it, don’t let it get charred (haha chard). Cook like spinach, it won’t cook down as much and the stems need a more time (2 more minutes roughly) than the leaves.

6. After draining the rav, mix it together and for a bit more flavor, coconut oil is a great oil to add for flavor and less calories than butter!

Enjoy these delicious raviolis with some green mixed in!

Wilted Escarole Salad (WHAT ESCAROLE IN SOMETHING OTHER THAN SOUP??)

By our Cranford famous Chef Michele!

Wilted Escarole Salad Ingredients:

  • 1⁄2 loaf any style bread (about 8 ounces), crust removed, cut into 1″ pieces (about 5 cups)
  •  10 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1–2 anchovy fillets packed in oil
  • 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons (or more) white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large head escarole, outer leaves removed, inner leaves torn into large pieces

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss bread and 5 tablespoons oil in a large bowl. Spread on a large baking sheet, evenly; season with salt and pepper. Toss the Bread occasionally, until crisp on the outside but still chewy in the center, 10–15 minutes. Let croutons cool.

Meanwhile, heat remaining 5 tablespoons oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring often, until golden, about 2 minutes. Add anchovies and, using a spoon, mash into oil. Add red pepper flakes and remove skillet from heat. Add vinegar, scraping up any bits; season vinaigrette with salt and pepper.

Just before serving, toss escarole, croutons and warm vinaigrette in a large bowl until escarole is slightly wilted; season with salt, pepper, and more vinegar, if desired.

Enjoy!

Breakfast Sandwiches

Looking for something to do with the Griggstown Maple Turkey Sausage? Breakfast sandwiches are the way to any morning person’s heart!

1. Thaw the sausage and put in a bowl.

2. Make patties, the size of an English muffin.

3. Cook patties in Olive oil in a pan until both sides are lightly browned, check inside temp. should be 165F degrees, check inside for no pink if you do not have a thermometer handy.

4. Toast your english muffins with a bit of butter (or coconut oil if you don’t eat butter) in the pan.

5. Now is the fun part, now you can add any other fun thing to make this sandwich really start your morning of right! Spinach, cheese, tomatoes, a fried egg, or arugula would all go great on this

6. Enjoy breakfast!

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(In case you are wondering this is the sausage that came in the week 3 market box!)

Cold Radiatorre with Arugula, NJ Tomato Sauce, and Mozz

Week 1 sample by Chef Michele

Ingredient List:

  • 1 lb Radiatorre pasta cooked to packaged directions and cooled
  • 1/2 can of jersey fresh tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 1 bunch of asparagus cut on a diagonal into half inch pieces
  • 12 small cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella use cubed-log pre-sliced is ideal makes cubing easier
  • 1/2 bunch basil chopped

Directions:

    1. Sauté shallots and garlic in 1/4 cup of EVOO for 2 minutes.
    2. Add 1/2 can of tomatoes.
    3. Salt and Pepper to taste.
    4. Cook for 1/2 hour, then allow to cool.
    5. Sauté asparagus into EVOO. S&P to taste. Cook for five minutes.
    6. Remove from heat and cool. Combine all ingredients including pasta into a large bowl.
    7. Add more S&P and EVOO to taste.
    8. Refrigerate for at least an hour to over-night. Serve at room temp. and sprinkle with grated cheese & fresh chopped basil.

Best Potato Kale (or Spinach) Soup

Our Chef Michele Bovasso

Ingredient List:

  • 4 cups veggie or chicken stock
  • 6 medium Yukon or Russet potatoes-cubed
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 bunch kale-stems removed, chopped
  • 3 TB Oil
  • S&P to taste

Directions:

1. Sauté onion & garlic until translucent- about 10 minutes

2. Add stock and cubed potatoes
3. S&P to taste
4. Reduce heat to med-low cover
5. Cook until potatoes are fork tender
6. Remove from heat and blend in blender or use an emersion blender

7. If using blender after the mixture is blended return to pot

8. Add chopped kale or spinach and cook

9. Spinach only needs a minute while Kale can cook for 10 minutes

10.  You can add cream about 1/4 warm cream to this dish to make it a real decadent treat if you don’t mind the added dairy.

 

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This lovely photo is brought to you by Eileen Nahaczewski! Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

Beet Crostini w/ Goat Cheese & Honey

Gimmesomeoven.com

Ingredient List:

  • 1 baguette, sliced thin
  • 4 med. Beets peeled & diced
  • 2 TB EVOO
  • 4 ozs goat cheese
  • 3 TB milk or cream
  • 2 cups arugula
  • Honey for drizzling

Directions:

1. Toss beets in oil. Roast in preheated 425 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until tender when pierced w/ fork.

2. Lower oven to 350 spread bread on bak- ing sheet and toast 10-15 mins & cool.

3. Whisk goat cheese & milk,. Spread a dollop of this mixture on toast, then top with arugula 1st then beets then drizzle generously w/ honey and enjoy!!

Crockpot Stroganoff with Swiss Chard

Paleonadime.blogspot

Ingredient List:

  • 1 1/2lbs stew meat
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 10 oz package of sliced mushrooms
  • 2 TB Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TB Ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup almond meal
  • 4 TB water
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1 TB arrowroot powder to thicken sauce (optional)
  • 2 cups Swiss chard chopped

Directions:

1. Add the onion, meat, garlic powder, S&P to the crockpot. In a separate bowl mix together the Worcestershire, ketchup & beef broth & pour over the meat . Stir to combine. Cover & cook on low for 7-8 hours.

2. About 30 minutes before serving, mix to- gether the almond meal and water, and add to the crockpot. Add the mushrooms and chard, and 1/2 cup of yogurt. Right before serving, mix in the last 1/4 cup of yogurt. If your sauce needs some thickening, add up to 1 TB of arrowroot powder, and stir well to combine making sure not to leave any lumps!

3. Serve over spaghetti squash or grated cauliflower (go back to this recipe in the fall) for a Paleo diet for everyone else you can use the radiator or favorite cut of pasta…again Paleo’s would use a rice or quinoa pasta!

Arugula and Radish Pizza

Cooking Light & 2013’s favorite farm pizza

*For those of you who did NOT give this a whirl last year take my advice MAKE IT!!! We had posts on FB and people coming back for more dough and other ingredients to make it again!

Ingredient List:

Pizza Dough Rolled out into a 12” circle and prebaked

  •  2 TB EVOO
  •  1 1/2 cups shredded chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
  •  1.5 ounces crumbled goat cheese about 1/3 cup
  • 1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 TB white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup VERY thinly sliced radish

Directions:

1. Place baking sheet in oven & preheat to 475 (keep baking sheet IN OVEN as it preheats)

2. Brush crust with 1 TB olive oil; top pizza evenly with shredded chicken & ricotta cheese. Sprinkle w/ goat cheese, black pepper & red pepper. Carefully place pizza on preheated baking sheet at 475 for 10 minutes.

3. Combine white wine vinegar, remaining 1 TB olive oil, and Dijon mustard in a medi- um bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add aru- gula & radish slices, toss to coat. Top pizza with arugula/radish mixture.

4. Slice into 8 wedges and DIG IN!!!