Oahu Fresh members, we’ve got some wonderful produce this week! Fresh from farms spanning the island, from Heeia to Waianae, here’s what you can expect in this week’s bag:
- Green Onions from Green Growers
- Taro from KakooOiwi
- Round Eggplant from Ho Farms
- Kale from Pacific Gateway Farms
- Long Beans from Pacific Gateway Farms
- Organic baby greens mix from Kahumana Farm
We’ve chosen a few recipes for you to try if you’re stumped on what to do with this week’s produce. You can also search our previously posted recipes for more ideas! Use the search box on our recipes page.
Spicy Eggplant and Green Bean Curry Use your long beans and eggplant all together!
Green Bean Salad with Red Onion and Tomato If you have a tomato or two left from last week’s bag plus a cucumber, you can easily sub the green onion in from this week instead of red onion and your salad is done!
Sweet and Spicy Kale Salad: from Tone It Up Blog
â™¥ If you werenâ€™t sure that kale deserved its superfood status, then this little-known fact may be enough to make you fall in love. Kale is an excellent source of manganese, a blood-sugar stabilizing trace mineral thatâ€™s needed to metabolize key nutrients, and to promote bone health. Stable blood sugars mean less sweet cravings. Kick temptation to the curb by having this salad for lunch, or as an afternoon snack.
â™¥ Fight muscle fatigue with vitamin C and plant-based iron, a fierce duo. Our zesty orange & lime dressing is packed with more than just tropical flavor. Itâ€™s loaded with vitamin C, which according to our Tone It Up Registered Dietitian, helps your body absorb more of kaleâ€™s plant-based iron and delivers oxygen to your tissues during sweat sessions. Kale lovers, eat up!
â™¥ Meet your daily vitamin C needs with just one serving of this salad. Vitamin C is great for collagen synthesis and wound healing, which promotes flawless, healthy, younger looking skinâ€”-> Get glowing!
â™¥ Eat with your eyesâ€¦or for them, anyway. Our vision, immune, and reproductive systems all perform at their peak when weâ€™re getting enough vitamin A in our diets. Try this recipe to get almost twice the amount of vitamin A thatâ€™s recommended daily. A-mazing 😉
Sweet & Spicy Kale Salad
Makes 4 servings
1 large bunch of kale
1 orange, juiced & peeled (your preference)
1 Tbs fresh lime juice
1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 garlic clove, finely sliced
2 tangerines, peeled and sectioned
2.5 oz macadamia nuts, crushed or whole
1 large carrot, grated or chopped
2 Tbs raisins
Tear kale off the vein into bite-sized pieces and place in a mixing bowl. Coat leaves with orange and lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Massage leaves in dressing for a few minutes, add garlic and allow mixture to sit for at least 30 minutes or even overnight. After the kale mixture has marinated, top with remaining ingredients, toss and serve. Enjoy!