Anyone else excited about Shark Week? This week I couldn’t resist making a shark-ish shape from our sweet local blueberries! If only sharks ate local fruits and veggies instead of adorable seals. Hope you enjoy these dishes while settling in for a week of excitement! In addition to the delicious produce shown above, this week you’ll receive one “Surprise Me” fruit or veggie (like radishes!)
Appetizer: Sliced Zucchini rounds are simple (and gluten-free) stages for cheese, herbs, and other yummy things! Try this recipe using goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. Try it with Asian Pears and diced basil!
Side: Still working on finding your favorite okra recipe? Like most veggies, okra is delicious roasted! It looses the gooeyness and releases a nice seared aroma.
Salad: Mellow cantaloupe and sweet blueberries pair well in this simple fruit salad. I’ll use local basil instead of mint!
Dinner: Our Local Box recipe blogger Astaire of Chic Organic Mama created this gorgeous stir-fry with radishes, carrots, Asian pears, and greens! Radishes are one of the Surprise Me items this week! We love how colorful it is! Serve alongside rice or noodles for a simple meatless meal any day of the week.
Dinner: Roasted chicken doesn’t have to be reserved for cold weather! Perfect your chicken roasting skills with potatoes, onions, and basil from this week’s box. Try this recipe for a simple, nearly one pan dinner!