I’ve heard that the name “pepper” was given by Christopher Columbus when he brought the bell pepper plant back to Europe. Has anyone else heard that? Regardless of where the name originated bell peppers are low in calorie and super high in Vitamin C. They are great raw or cooked and can be incorporated into almost any cooking style!
Meal one: Sometimes everybody just needs some good ole fried okra. If you don’t have a family recipe stored away try this Perfect Fried Okra recipe. After munching on fried okra I am going to make Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers.
Meal two: Still have those leeks lying around from last weeks Local Box? Pair this weeks yukon gold potatoes and last weeks leeks for a Creamy Potato Leek Soup. Too hot for soup? Nah. In some cultures they prefer eating warm foods during the summer months to make you sweat, therefore cooling you off. Or you can just enjoy this soup inside while cranking the AC :). Counter the warm soup with a cooling and very simple Peach and Grapefruit Salad.
Meal three: With the German red garlic, summer squash, and spinach amaranth greens mix I am going to make Creamy Chickpea, Spinach, and Zucchini Curry. Then, let’s cut the cantaloupe in half, scoop out all the seeds and fill it with yogurt and top with nuts for a little crunch.