Use Your Bushel: Week of October 2, 2017

10/2/17 Large Bushel

Apples (1 lb avg), or Persimmons (1 lb avg), Beets (1 lb avg) or Red Radish (1 bunch), Bok Choy (1 head) or Kale (1 bunch), Collards (1 bunch) or Green Onions (1 bunch), Green Beans (1 lb avg) or Okra (1 lb) or Mushrooms (1/2lb), Eggplant (1 lb avg) or Tomatoes (1 lb avg), Lettuce (1 head), Red Potatoes (1 lb avg) or Sweet Potatoes (1 lb avg), Sweet Corn (4 ears)

10/2/17 Medium Bushel

Apples (1 lb avg), or Persimmons (1 lb avg), Green Beans (1 lb avg) or Sweet Peppers (1/2 lb avg) or Mushrooms (1/2lb), Lettuce (1 head), Kale (1 bunch) or Collards (1 bunch) or Green Onions (1 bunch), Red Potatoes (1 lb avg) or Sweet Potatoes (1 lb avg), Sweet Corn (4 ears)

Hello, Fall!

Autumn has arrived! What are you cooking up? We are dreaming about cozy stews and beautiful braises- perfect fall food. While Texas may still have a few humid days ahead, we will turn up the A/C and rake up all of the six leaves in the yard to.. er.. step in. Check out our ideas for Veggie Pot Pies, Skillet Apple Pork Chops, and How to Roast Any Vegetable in this week’s Use Your Bushel!

Not-Your-Grandma’s Pot Pie: Veggie Pot Pies with Crispy Potatoes

A pot pie.. with no cream? How could such a traditionally decadent dish possibly be delicious without dairy? You’ll have to make this recipe for Veggie Pot Pie with Crispy Potatoes by Natural Girl Modern World to believe it for yourself. A rich, vegan gravy is baked with chopped mushrooms, chickpeas, carrots, and leeks for the filling. You can also add chopped okra, sweet corn , or green beans to bulk it up- or fold in some sauteed collards/kale for extra greens. Skipping the biscuits, you can either go sliced sweet potato or red potato for the topping and bake until bubbly. Garnish with sliced green onions for color and dig right in!

Photo Courtesy of Natural Girl Modern World

Sweet and Swine: Skillet Apple Pork Chops

It’s the height of apples season in Texas- celebrate the sweetest varieties that come in your bushel by cooking them with some locally sourced pork chops in a savory herbed mustard sauce. You could get adventurous and swap the apples for the persimmons. You could also do a side of simple sautéed bok choy or green beans to complete the dish.

Photo Courtesy of MyRecipes


Roast is Best: How to Roast Any Vegetable in 4 Steps

With the weather cooling down, it’s time to turn on the oven to roast some veg! Ideal for meal prep, roasting a sheet pan full of veggies makes for a perfect lunch option or makes a great side to pair with almost any protein. Bushel vegetables such as beets, red radish (yes – roast a halved radish!), eggplantred potatoes, and sweet potatoes turn into caramelized magic tossed in olive oil and your favorite seasonings.

Learn more about how to roast any vegetable in 4 steps via Food52

Photo Courtesy of Food52

In Case You Missed It

Need some help using up those persimmons? Check out our guide to this fall favorite!

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