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Saturday, January 8, 2011

a thai-inspired meatless meal

when our first delivery from boston organics arrived,
i was determined to use the items inside right away...
and not run to the grocery store to supplement it in any way, not the first day.
i had never cooked with several of the items inside the green box:
chard & kale
our box of organic veggies
i pulled out a favorite recipe book, simply in season for some ideas
[love this recipe book since it's organized by what veggies are in season]
and found this recipe: greens in peanut sauce
then, decided i was in the mood for fries, 
and we use some of the 2 lb. of potatoes from the box
and found this recipe for thai fries.
kale in the pot
greens in peanut sauce
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 lb. kale
1/2 c. water
2 tablespoons 
1 teaspoon hot water

in large stock pot, saute onion & garlic with olive oil for 2-4 minutes.
add spices and stir, cook two minutes.
add greens & water, steam until greens are soft, but not mushy 
{do not overcook & make sure the greens get coated in the spices}.
combine water & peanut butter and add to greens mixture, remove from heat.
baked fries
thai fries
3 medium potatoes, sliced
1 tablespoon peanut walnut oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime lemon juice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon each salt + pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili pepper sauce
1-2 tablespoons vegetable olive oil

preheat oven to 400 degrees farentheit.
combine all ingredients [except potatoes] in mixing bowl & mix well.
dredge potato slices in mixture and place on baking sheet.
bake for 45 min.

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1 comment:

  1. Totally making this this week!! I honestly am scared of Kale- but this recipe is calling me so much that Im willing to try it!
    Just discovered your blog Via Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays! You have so many wonderful recipes!
    Looking through Im seeing you use a lot of Seasonal Ingredients- so I wanted to invite you to participate in Next weeks Seasonal Sunday! (its a weekly link-up event that I host :)
    Cant wait to try some of your recipes!! xo, Brittany


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