Bok Choy & Broccoli Stir Fry

Bok Choy & Broccoli Stir Fry
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Ingredients
  • 3 scallions, whites chopped & greens separated & sliced
  • 2-3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1” piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 med. head bok choy, stems ½# sliced, greens separated & coarsely chopped
  • 1 med. head broccoli, stems ½# sliced, florets separated & cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 Tbsp. each tamari & rice wine (or rice vinegar or sake)
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • ½ tsp. Chinese 5 spice powder (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • ¼ c. cashews
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium/high heat.
  2. Add scallions whites, garlic, & ginger & stir until fragrant (1 minute).
  3. Add bok choy & broccoli stems & stir until starting to brown (2-3minutes).
  4. Add broccoli florets, tamari, rice wine or vinegar, sugar, 5 spice, & toasted sesame oil.
  5. Stir another minute.
  6. Add bok choi & scallion greens & stir until wilted.
  7. Serve with rice or noodles & top with cashews & cilantro. Add tofu, chicken or beef if you wish.

 

Spicy Braised Beet & Turnip Greens

Spicy Braised Beet & Turnip Greens
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Recipe type: Side Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch turnip greens, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bunch turnip greens, coarsely chopped
  • 4 scallions, diced up to about 4 inches from top
  • 3 garlic scapes, diced
  • 3 tablespoons Driftless sunflower oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon red chile flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large sauce pan, saute scallions, garlic scapes, a sprinkle of salt, and chile flakes in oil over medium heat.
  2. After a few minutes, add all of the greens, toss to incorporate all ingredients, and cover pan with lid. Once greens are wilted, remove lid.
  3. Cook greens until tender, about 8 minutes. Serve immediately, using tongs to transfer greens onto plates -- give them a good squeeze to get rid of excess water before plating. Drizzle with more Driftless sunflower oil (or olive oil).

 

Super-Easy Greens Stirfry

Super-Easy Greens Stirfry
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Ingredients
  • 1 large or 2 medium heads bok choy, white parts thinly sliced on the bias & greens coarsely chopped, separated
  • Greens from 1 bunch radishes, washed & coarsely chopped
  • Greens from 1 bunch salad turnips, washed & coarsely chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, white & green parts separated & thinly sliced on the bias
  • 1 tsp. ea. minced garlic & fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. honey or sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 – 3 tsp. Asian hot sauce like sriracha rooster sauce, to taste
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped cashews, peanuts, or toasted sesame seeds for serving
  • Cooked brown or white rice, for serving
Instructions
  1. Prep vegetables.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, sweetener, hot sauce, & toasted sesame oil. Taste & adjust as desired.
  3. Heat oil in a large wok or cast iron pan with a lid. Add the white parts of the scallions, garlic, & ginger. Stir fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add bok choy white parts & stir fry for about a minute.
  5. Add greens, stir a couple times, & cover for about a minute. Add soy sauce mix, stir, & cover for another minute.
  6. Stir, cover, turn off heat, & let sit to steam for a couple minutes before serving with rice & topped with nuts or seeds. Delicious with tofu or grilled fish or chicken. Serves 3-4.

 

Radish and Turnip Salad w/Oregano Vinaigrette

Radish and Turnip Salad w/Oregano Vinaigrette
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Recipe type: Appetiser
 
Ingredients
  • For salad:
  • 1 head of chopped butterhead lettuce
  • 4 salad turnips, sliced
  • 4 medium radishes, sliced
  • 2 purple scallions, chopped
  • 4 hardboiled eggs, sliced (optional)
  • For vinaigrette:
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • About half of your bunch of oregano, finely chopped
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 green garlic bulb & first part of stalk, minced fine
  • 3-4 tablespoon Driftless Organics Sunflower Oil (or olive oil)
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients save the hardboiled eggs in a large salad bowl.
  2. Whisk vinaigrette ingredients together and serve over salad.
  3. Lay the eggs over the top of the mixed, dressed salad.
  4. Serve right away, or refrigerate and eat soon!

 

Roasted Beet, Fennel & Pea/Green Bean Salad w/Lemon & Goat Cheese

Roasted Beet, Fennel & Pea/Green Bean Salad w/Lemon & Goat Cheese
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Recipe type: American
Cuisine: Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 3-4 beetroots, cut into ⅛” half-moons
  • 1 fennel bulb, bulb cored & thinly sliced, stems thinly sliced on bias
  • 2 c. green beans &/or snap/snow peas, stems snapped
  • Juice & zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼ c. olive or Driftless sunflower oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ¼ c. scallion tops, thinly sliced
  • 2 oz. soft goat cheese or feta, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss sliced beets in enough of the oil to coat & pour onto a rimmed baking sheet & sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  3. Roast for about 15-20 minutes, until starting get limp.
  4. Stir in fennel bulbs/stems & a bit more oil & continue to roast for another 10-15 minutes, until beets & fennel are starting to brown a bit.
  5. Add green beans/peas & roast another 5 minutes or so (you don’t want the vegetables to be mushy).
  6. Remove from oven & let cool a bit.
  7. Meanwhile, in a serving bowl, whisk together lemon juice/zest, the remaining oil, & salt & pepper to taste (remember you salted the vegetables already).
  8. Stir in roasted vegetables & top with scallion tops & cheese.
  9. Serve warm or room temperature.

 

Grilled Kale, Salad Turnips & Scallions

Grilled Kale, Salad Turnips & Scallions
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup oil (Driftless sunflower, sesame, safflower, or peanut)
  • Juice & zest of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. rice or white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar/honey
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce/tamari
  • 1-3 tsp. hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 garlic scape, finely minced
  • 1 bunch kale, leaves whole with stems
  • 1 bunch salad turnips with greens, cut in half lengthwise through turnip & greens
  • 1 bunch scallions, roots & tops trimmed
Instructions
  1. Get your grill going – you’ll want it pretty hot.
  2. Whisk together oil through garlic scapes in a large bowl. Make sure veggies are dry & toss in oil mixture until well coated (you kinda got to get in there & get dirty with your hands).
  3. Lay vegetables in single layer on hot grill (in batches if necessary) & flip after a minute or two – you’re looking to get them just wilted but a bit charred on the edges.
  4. Stack up on a plate & repeat until done & serve as is or chop them up a bit first. Serves 4-6.

 

Bok Choy & Chard Stirfry

Bok Choy & Chard Stirfry
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Recipe type: Stirfry
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 3 scallions, whites chopped & greens separated & sliced
  • 1 green garlic, whole thing minced
  • 1” piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 bok choy, stems ½# sliced, greens separated & coarsely
  • chopped
  • 1 bu. chard, stems ½# sliced, greens separated & coarsely
  • chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 Tbsp. each tamari & rice wine/vinegar or white wine
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. Chinese 5 spice powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil (optional)
  • ¼ c. cashews
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium/high heat.
  2. Add scallions, green garlic, & ginger & stir until fragrant (1 minute).
  3. Add bok choy & chard stems & stir until starting to brown (2-3minutes).
  4. Add tamari, rice wine or vinegar, sugar, 5 spice, & toasted sesame oil.
  5. Stir another minute.
  6. Add bok choy & chard greens & stir until wilted.
  7. Serve with rice or noodles & top with cashews & cilantro.

 

Ever-Alterable Vinaigrette

Ever-Alterable Vinaigrette
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Recipe type: Dressing
 
You can make vinaigrettes easily low-tech by shaking them in a jar – just make sure to mince up your aromatics well first… But if you have one, I much prefer using my immersion blender in a wide-mouth pint jar (or the plastic jar the blender came with) to really emulsify the dressing & release the flavor of the aromatics (& then you only have to coarsely chop your aromatics & the blender will do the rest)… The cool thing about homemade vinaigrettes is that they’re super easy, cheap, keep well, & fun to experiment with – with this basic rough formula, you can change your vinaigrette up with whatever fresh aromatics you have in your box throughout the season or whatever mood you’re in. Latin American food? Try lime juice, sunflower oil, agave, spring onion & cilantro. Italian? Try balsamic, honey, olive oil, & rosemary. Asian? How about green garlic, rice vinegar, & a mix of sunflower & toasted sesame oil? It’s Ever-Alterable!!
Ingredients
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp. aromatics (green garlic, chives, spring onions, herbs, etc.)
  • ⅓ c. acid (vinegar [apple cider, balsamic, red/white wine, rice, etc.], lemon, &/or lime juice)
  • 2 to 3 tsp. sweetener (sugar, honey, maple syrup, agave, etc.)
  • 2 tsp. grainy mustard (optional but recommended)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ⅔ to 1 cup oil (Drifltess Sunflower Oil, of course, but also olive, sesame, peanut, canola, etc.)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar & shake, or combine all but oil in a jar for an immersion blender or a food processor & blend while slowly adding oil until emulsified. Store in fridge for up to a couple weeks.

 

Lemongrass Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lemongrass Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • Marinade:
  • 1 stalk fresh lemongrass, trimmed, cut into ½” pieces
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic OR 2 garlic scapes, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Asian fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. tamari
  • 1 lime, juice & zest
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1½ lb. boneless chicken breast or thighs, cut into finger sized strips
  • 8-10 leaves green leaf or butterhead lettuce
  • ¼ c. cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1/ 4.c. scallions, chopped
  • ¼ c. roasted salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. Combine marinade ingredients in food processor & pulse until not quite smooth (there will be some lemongrass fibers still present - it’s OK).
  2. Place in a non-reactive baking dish, stir in chicken to coat, cover, & marinate in fridge for 1-3 hours.
  3. Thread onto bamboo skewers & grill over medium-high heat for 2-4 minutes per side. Let cool a bit.
  4. Meanwhile, wash & dry lettuce leaves.
  5. Place a piece of chicken on each lettuce leaf, top with cilantro, scallions, & peanuts & serve.

 

Curried Cauliflower with Snap Peas

Curried Cauliflower with Snap Peas
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 3 c. cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 c. snap/snow peas or green beans
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seed
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2¼ c. milk
  • ½ stick butter
  • 4 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • juice & zest of ½ lemon
  • cilantro, chopped, for garnish
  • scallions, chopped, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large lidded skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add cauliflower, stir, & cover.
  3. Meanwhile, set milk to heat over medium heat until about to boil.
  4. After cauliflower has cooked for about a minute, give another stir, cover, & after another minute add the snow peas & cumin seed & cover.
  5. After another minute, add garlic & stir a few times.
  6. Season with salt & pepper to taste & transfer on to a plate.
  7. Return empty skillet to stove & melt butter.
  8. Whisk in curry powder until bubbly.
  9. Add flour & stir constantly for another minute. In a slow stream, whisk in hot milk until incorporated.
  10. Continue whisking until boiling & thickened (about a minute after boiling.
  11. Stir in lemon juice/zest & veggies & serve over rice with garnishes.