Cabbage & Carrot Slaw

1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
4 cups finely shredded green cabbage
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup thinly sliced scallions
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar, garlic, cumin, oregano and mustard just until sugar is dissolved. Add cabbage, carrots, green onions, salt and pepper and toss gently to combine. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

This one comes from our friends (and former manager) Kerry & Max at Provider Farm - they love cabbage (among other veggies) and this is delicious!! 

Carrot and Fennel Salad with Toasted Walnuts

PLACE 1/2 cup raw walnuts in a dry skillet on medium heat and toast until fragrant. Cool and chop.

MIX the following in a bowl:

2 cups shredded carrots

1 medium fennel bulb cut into thin strips

2 scallions, sliced thin (use chives or onions if scallions not available)

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

2 Tablespoons walnut, flax or olive oilSalt and pepper to taste, can also add anise hyssop leaves, lemon balm or parsley for additional flavor)

SPRINKLE walnut on top and EAT!

Peanut Stew with Winter Vegetables & Cornbread Dumplings

Stew:
1 tbsp peanut oil
1 c diced onions
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tspn cayenne
1/2 tspn sea salt
1 tbsp minced ginger
2 lg cloves garlic
2 c diced white potatoes
1/2 c diced carrots
1/2 c diced parsnips
2 c diced sweet potatoes
3 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp tomato paste
5 c veg stock
white pepper
1/4 c flat leaf parsley

Dumplings:
1/2 c ww pastry flour
1/2 c cornmeal
2 tbsp thyme
2 tspn flaxseeds
1.5 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn sea salt
3 tbsp soymilk
1 tbsp olive oil

Warm the oil in a lg sauce pan over med heat. Add onions, paprika, cayenne, and salt and saute til soft. Add ginger, garlic, and vegetables and saute until soft ~7min. Decrease  to med. low. Put the peanut butter, tomato paste, and 2 c of stock in blender and mix til smooth. Pour into sauce pan and stir in remaining stock. Bring to simmer, partially cover, and cook ~ 30 min.

For dumplings, put 5 c water in med saucepan and bring to boil. Sift flour, cornmeal, thyme, flax, baking powder, and salt into med bowl and stir with a whisk until blended. Make a well in center, ad soy milk and oil, and stir until it forms a batter. Lower heat of water and maintain slow simmer. With soup spoon, drop tbsp into water, waiting 15 sec between dollops. When batter is used up, cover and simmer until dumplings are puffed (~10 min). Using a slotted spoon, transfer dumplings to a plate. Serve each bowl of stew with a few dumplings on top and garnish with parsley. 

From my daughter Anna, who got it from the Afro Vegan cookbook by Bryant Terry and wowed us with it over the holidays!

Soup-ed Up Sweet Potato Soup

For soup:

   1 med onion (diced)
   2 med carrots (diced)
   2 med sweet potatoes (or equivalent,             chopped into 1/2 in chunks)
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp ground coriander
    1/2 tsp turmeric
    pinch chili flakes
    2.5 c vegetable stock
    2 Tbsp tahini
    1 Tbsp lime juice (more to taste)

For sesame brittle:

    1/2 c sesame seeds
    1 Tbsp maple syrup
    1 tsp soy sauce
    1/2 tsp olive oil

For tahini drizzle:

    2 Tbsp tahini
    1 Tbsp lime juice
    1 Tbsp water
    1 tsp maple syrup
    pinch of salt

Instructions

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pan. Add the onion, carrots and a pinch of salt and cook for 5 minutes until soft.

    Add the spices and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add the sweet potato and stir to coat in the spices.

    Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, place the lid on the pan and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sweet potato is tender.

    Add the tahini and lime juice and blend until smooth, adding up to another 1/2 cup of water or stock if needed to achieve the consistency you like. Season to taste.

    Serve topped with sesame brittle and tahini drizzle. Sprinkle with a pinch of chilli flakes and some finely chopped parsley, if liked.

For the sesame brittle

    Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F.
    Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl. Spread out on a baking sheet lined with a non-stick baking sheet or parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes until lightly golden. Leave to cool and then break into shards to serve.

For the tahini drizzle

    Put all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk to combine.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes enough for 2 large or 3 smaller bowls of soup. Easily doubled 

 

This recipe is from Eat Love Eat, via Karen's kitchen!
 

 

Carrot Soup with Miso

Carrot Soup with Miso

2 Tbsp olive oil
2 lbs Carrots, thinly sliced
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, smashed
2 Tbsp grated ginger
4 cups vegetable broth
1/4 cup miso paste

Drizzle of toasted sesame oil
2 scallions, thinly sliced

Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add carrots, onion, garlic and saute until onion is translucent, about 10 min. Add broth and ginger. Cover and simmer until carrots are tender when pierced, about 30 minutes. Puree soup (either in batches in a blender or with an immersion blender). In a small bowl, whisk together the miso and 1/2 cup of soup. Stir mixture back into the pot of soup, once soup has stopped boiling.

Recipe and photo from Smitten Kitchen blog.
 

Big Beet Borscht

2-3 qt beef or veg broth
Olive oil
2 onions, diced
2.5 cups shredded beets
1 carrot, sliced
1 celeriac, cubed small
1 Tbsp dill seeds (ground)
1 bay leaf
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tsp vinegar

Sautee onions in olive oil in lg soup pot, add carrots, celeriac and dill. Mix to incorporate and let cook for about two minutes. Add shredded beet, bay leaf and broth. Simmer for 20 mins or until celeriac and carrots are soft. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Recipe from winter shareholder Abby Getman, who says "I was excited by the challenge of using one of the monster sized beets, so I took one more than twice the size of a softball and dreamed up this borscht recipe!"

* Online exclusive: In the print version, we didn't include have space to include one optional detail about this soup: for a meatier meal, you can add stew beef. Cut into small cubes and sear it at the beginning of the recipe, and then cook it with the soup.

Harvest Dinner Stuffed Winter Squash

Preheat the oven to 375. Halve butternuts and scoop out the seeds. Eye the squash to decide the amount of stuffing you will need. Place in a baking dish, skin side down, and cover with foil. Bake for 20-30 minutes until still firm, but starting to soften. Meanwhile….

Either use leftover whole grains or cook some up fresh. My preference is a mix of wild  or purple rice and brown rice, but I have used barley, whole grain wheat, rye and millet. 

Sauté leeks or onions, garlic and a mix of vegetables (all cut up fine) in olive oil. My preference is carrots, sweet potatoes and kale with a smaller amount of rutabaga, celeriac and turnip. Mix in a cheese of choice. Feta is delicious; soft, flavored goat cheese great. Mix in the grains. Add a smattering of unusual goodies like capers, dried cranberries, golden raisins or cherries. Add curry powder, salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle some pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds on top.

Fill the squash and cover with foil. I have loaded the entire top of the baking dish when I’ve made too much filling and it has worked just fine. Cook until the squash is soft. Take the cover off and cook for 3-5 minutes more. 

This is from our own Karen Romanowski. It's the recipe she used to make the stuffed squash at our harvest dinner in November. (Karen Levine loved this one!!)  She says " it's a non-recipe recipe. The ingredients are very flexible, as are the amounts. Stuff any winter squash. Butternuts are great, but it’s been delicious in all varieties. It can be more grain-y or more vegetable-y, use whatever you have, just don’t forget a little curry powder."

Winter Root Soup

2 leeks, washed, trimmed, sliced
4 carrots, sliced
2 turnips, sliced
1 rutabaga, sliced
3 parsnips, sliced
4 tbsp butter
1-1/2 quarts chicken stock or combination water/stock
several thyme sprigs tied together
4 cloves garlic, mashed
pinch cayenne pepper
sea salt and pepper
pinch nutmeg

Melt butter in large, stainless steel pot and add leeks, carrots, turnips, rutabaga and parsnips. Cover and cook gently about 1/2 hr over low heat, stirring occasionally. Add stock, bring to a boil and skim. Add, garlic, thyme and cayenne. Simmer, covered, for about 1/2 hr until the vegetables are soft. Season to taste.

from Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon.

Black Radish shredded raw with apples, carrots, lemon and mint

1 black radish
1 carrot
1 apple
lemon juice
olive oil
mint

Black radishes are a bit spicier and tougher than most types, but combined with the sweetness of carrots and tartness of fresh apples, they’re a pleasant complement. I used lots of fresh lemon juice and let it soak in for a while, along with good olive oil, and finished it with a few mint sprigs for extra refreshment

From the Huffington Post - one of many recipes on a great page - Three Ways to Cook One Tough Radish - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cathy-erway/black-radish-recipes_b_2617652.html - with everything you need to know about a black radish, including recipes, pictures, and some history. Thanks to our shareholder Barbara Martin who shared this with us! 
We'll put a great recipe here in the newsletter each month - plus there are many more on our website  http://www.brookfieldfarm.org/recipe-index/

Tempeh Stew with Wine and Shiitake Mushrooms

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb tempeh, cut into ½” cubes
2 1/2 c water
1/2 c dry white wine
2 tbsp prepared mustard
8 shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
2 c peeled and coarsely chopped sweet potatoes
1 ½ c peeled and coarsely chopped carrots
½ c peeled and coarsely chopped celeriac
1 ½ c trimmed and halved Brussels sprouts
½ c coarsely chopped onion
1 ½ tbsp miso
2 tspn dried thyme
1 ½ tspn dried sage
1 tspn dried rosemary

Heat the oil in a 6-qt stockpot over med heat. Add the tempeh and cook 5-10 min, ~ golden brown. Add the water, wine, and mustard to the pot, along with the shiitakes. Bury the shiitakes under the potatoes, roots, Brussels’, and onion. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to med-low. Simmer covered ~ 20 min, or until veg are soft. Dissolve the miso in some of the hot broth, then add to the pot, along with the thyme, sage, and rosemary. Simmer another 5 min to blend the flavors.

From our shareholder Leslie Cerier - "the Organic Gourmet" who has a ton of great recipes on her website:
http://www.lesliecerier.com/recipes/

Beet Burgers

This is a crew favorite which comes from Recipes from America's Small Farms, by Joanne Lamb Hayes and Lori Stein, that I have adapted. It is a flexible recipe, you can use any root vegetables to equal 4 cups and use any leftover grain (I have used quinoa, spelt, millet,oats and barley - all great). I have made the recipe with rice flour to make it gluten free. 

Ingredients:

2 cups grated beets

2 cups grated carrots

1 cup cooked brown rice (or other cooked grain)

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 cup sunflower seeds, best toasted

2 large eggs, beaten

1/2 cup sesame seeds, best toasted

1/2 cup grated onion or 3 scallions chopped finely

3 T whole wheat flour

3 T chopped parsley

2-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced

2 T soy sauce

Optional - add a dash of cayenne or some finely chopped hot pepper to spice it up

Preheat oven to 350. Generously oil a baking sheet. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Form into patties and place on baking sheet. Bake approximately 25 minutes, or until browning on bottom and easily flippable without falling apart. Flip and back until just beginning to brown on the other side. The flipping is not necessary, but makes for a nice burger.

 

 

 

Cumin Slaw

Ingredients:

1/2 small head of cabbage (any type)

1 carrot

1 tsp toasted cumin seeds

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp prepared mustard

2 Tablespoons olive oil

Whisk together all ingredients, except cabbage and carrots. Slice cabbage very thin and grate carrot. Mix altogether and refrigerate until ready to serve. Best if made at least 30 minutes before serving. 

Black Bean Burgers with Cilantro Mayonnaise

This recipe comes from a beloved cookbook, Whole Grains for a New Generation, by Liana Krissoff. I have made a few small changes. The original recipe calls for frying the patties in a pan. I oil a baking sheet and bake in the oven, but both methods are good. I have also put these on foil on the grill with great results. If you do not have smoked paprika, I believe it is worth the trip to the store. Once hot peppers come in, sub the cayenne with finely chopped hot peppers from the farm. Be sure to check out the cookbook for more great whole grain recipes. 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups black beans

1 medium carrot, grated 

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

2 Tablespoons lime juice

4 Tablespoons olive oil

1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp cayenne

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1 1/2 cup cooked fine or medium grind bulgur wheat

2/3 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (optional)

Preheat oven to 375.

In a food processor, puree the beans, carrots, cilantro, lime juice, 2 T of oil, salt, cumin, cayenne and smoked paprika. Add 1/2 the bulgur and puree until combined, then transfer to big bowl and add remaining bulgur and stir together by hand. Shape into 6 patties and coat each side with bread crumbs, if desired. 

Oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Place patties on baking sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until bottoms are beginning to brown. Flip and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until brown. 

Can be served as a typical burger, bun, etc, or on top of a salad. Great with cilantro mayonnaise and cumin slaw (search cilantro and cabbage in recipe section for those recipes).

 

 

 

 

Tofu with Thai Curry Sauce

I love this recipe, originally from The Eating Well Diabetes Cookbook (2005). I use it with pretty much any vegetables and it never fails me. I add carrots or sweet potatoes, when available. Colored peppers do add a lot of pizazz though, so I usually wait until pepper season. 

Sauce:

1 cup coconut milk

2 - 4 T fresh, chopped cilantro

1 tsp red curry paste

1/2 tsp brown sugar or maple syrup

1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

Tofu and Veggies:

14 ounces firm or extra firm tofu

2 tsp olive oil

4 cups greens (kale, chard, spinach, tatsoi, arugula, etc)

1 red, yellow or orange bell pepper, if available

Directions:

Mix sauce ingredients, except cilantro, together in a bowl. 

Drain tofu and pat dry. Cut into 1/2 inch slabs and coarsely pull into pieces. Heat oil on high and toss tofu in until edges are browning. Add sauce ingredients and stir. Add veggies and cook until just soft. If I am adding carrots or sweet potatoes, I add them first and cook for 5 minutes before adding the greens. I add peppers last, as I like them lightly cooked. Throw cilantro on top. Serve with a wedge of lime over rice. 

Cabbage Slaw with Peanuts

Ingredients:

6 cups thinly sliced cabbage (napa, green or red or mix of all is good)

6 scallions, thinly sliced (or one red onion)

1/2 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1 1/2 tablespoons peeled, minced fresh ginger

2 tsp soy sauce

1/2 cup roasted peanuts

salt and pepper to taste

Optional: grated carrots or daikon, sliced red pepper, garlic

 

Whisk oil, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and salt and pepper to taste. Mix with veggies. Cover and chill. 

Spelt or Barley Salad with Raisins, Beets and Citrus Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

2 cups uncooked whole grain spelt or barley 

1 orange

1 1/2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

1 1/2 tablespoons flaxseed or olive oil

2 small raw beets, peeled and grated

1 raw carrot, grated

3/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries

1 small bunch scallions or 1 small onion

Place spelt or barley in pot with 4 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook 45 minutes- 1 hour or until soft (barley cooks faster). Drain and rinse with cold water. Zest the orange and add zest to grain. Add juice from 1/2 of the orange. Add remaining ingredients. Mix and serve. 

Carrot Top Pesto

This is what happens when your daughter grows up and joins her own CSA - you get new recipes! This recipe comes via the Intervale Community Farm, via Anna. Why didn't I ever come up with this one? I did add a few options for variety.

Ingredients:

2 cups carrot tops

1 cup basil leaves (can also replace some basil with more carrot tops or parsley)

1/4 cup olive oil

1/3 cashews or other nuts

garlic and cheese (if desired)

Puree all ingredients together until smooth. Serve over pasta or whole grains, spread on bread or drizzle over steamed veggies.