December 19th & 20th bag items

It’s an exciting bag this week!   We’ve got kale & sweet potatoes from Pit Farm, tomatoes from Ho Farms, spicy mixed greens and “ice cream” bananas from Kolea Farm, tangerines and tangelos from Kama`aina Land and Plant Rentals, and the freshest possible lettuce from 808 Farm Fresh.

What can you make with these great healthy local ingredients?

Turkey Meatball and Kale Soup   Make this on Friday night and it’ll be all ready to just heat up on Saturday after your long day of the last bit of holiday shopping!  And it’s very healthy, giving you a much needed boost of clean eating and energy!

Sauteed Kale with Balsamic   an easy saute for your kale that you can pair with fish, meat, or eggs

Mixed Greens Salad with Spicy Pecans and Tangy Fruit with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette   Depending on what you already have in your pantry or fridge you may not want to follow this recipe to a “T”, but don’t be afraid to play around with it.  The spicy mixed greens in the bag this week will give your salad plenty of flavor even if you don’t have all the extras on hand!

Ice Cream Bananas…these are a variety of banana said to have a hint of vanilla flavor and a texture similar to ice cream.  They are a bit green but will ripen in a few days, and maybe faster if exposed to other ripe bananas.  We hope you enjoy them!

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Hash   I love chorizo…I love sweet potatoes…if you do too, try this out!

Another simple dinner or breakfast idea–just fry an egg and have it over your spicy mixed greens.  It’s a great way to have protein with fresh greens, and it’s a wonderful breakfast, especially if you add some fried sweet potato slices.

Happy Holidays!