2017-08-17: CSA box

I’ve been getting a CSA box for a few weeks now. It is my first foray into this way of buying food. It’s such a cool system.

When you get the box, the fridge fills up. It’s all up to you to get this food into your face.  I’ve been kind of figuring out a rhythm for each box over time.

  • Eat all the leafy vegetables right away however you can (salad, topping, etc.)
  • Root vegetables are the rhythm section of the box. Roast all the root vegetables right away. Use the roasted vegetables in meals down the line.

That’s all I’ve got so far.

04/28: too many ingredients

I’ve been getting back into recipes with 5 ingredients or less. When I look up a recipe that has more than 5 ingredients, each additional ingredient makes the level of me not wanting to attempt it multiplies.

It isn’t because these recipes are hard to do. It’s more that these are often the recipes that leave you with the spice, oil, or sauce that you never use again and eventually throw out.

A master of this idea is Jules Clancy.

02/02: tuna orzo risotto hot dish thingy?

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 box of orzo
  • 2 cans of tuna in water
  • water
  • 1/2 bag of frozen peas
  • salt & pepper

Directions:

  1. Toast the orzo in a frying pan until it starts to toast a bit.
  2. Add the tuna with the water from the can.
  3. Add a cup or two of water and get it bubbling.
  4. Add salt and pepper.
  5. When some of the water starts to evaporate, try the orzo. If it is still crunchy, add more water and get it bubbling. Repeat this step until orzo is getting al dente.
  6. Add the peas and cook the thing until it thickens.
  7. Chow.

Thoughts:

  • If this is confusing, check out a video somewhere on how to make risotto.
  • This could converted to a good hot dish, I bet.