Aloha Oahu Fresh members! September…the weather is just a little cooler overnight now, at least in some areas of Oahu. We are happy to report that our farmers are still able to to provide quite a bit of produce, although it’s been tough to find lettuce! However we persevered and we’ve got romaine lettuce for you this week, along with butternut squash, collard greens, okra, bananas, green peppers, and a beautiful mix of herbs that will complement your roast chicken or vegetables or fresh pasta sauce!
If you’re feeling indecisive about what to cook this week, let us help you out!
Quinoa, Kale, and Butternut Squash Salad This looks fantastic and very filling despite being called a salad. Quinoa is a wonderful source of essential amino acids. It’s actually not a member of the grass family so it is not a true grain, but is more closely related to beets and spinach!
Green Pepper and Tomato Salad We don’t have tomatoes in this week’s bag, but this salad would go so well with grilled chicken –use your poultry mix herbs on it!-or baked fish.
Braised Chicken with Green Peppers and Tomatoes a great weeknight meal…takes just a little over an hour, and much of that time is braising!
Roasted Okra – doesn’t get much easier than this!
Sauteed Chiptole & Cumin Okra over Butternut Squash whoever makes this and post a picture on the Oahu Fresh facebook page gets a free specialty item!
Raw Banana Curry wow! I never thought to do this, but it looks good.
Bon apetit and enjoy your local produce this week!