The only downside I can see to CSAs is the fact that you often receive the same vegetables for week after week, and it can get tiring to think up new and different ways to use up that eggplant and green peppers sitting in your crisper. However, once a week, I have a group of friends over for dinner, each with their own cooking tastes, and it turns all recipe creations into a committee decision and brings in an infusion of fresh ideas. Last night's pasta sauce was one of our best efforts.
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in skillet over medium heat, while cutting...
1 medium eggplant, quartered lengthwise, then thinly sliced
Sautee in pan, covered, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes while preparing...
2 green bell peppers, coarsely chopped
2 small or 1 large onions, coarsely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
Add to uncovered pan and sautee until softened. Then stir in...
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
4 sliced roasted red peppers
2 tbsp sugar
salt & pepper to taste
We served it over whole wheat pasta, and grated cave-aged raw gruyere over top of it all.
It was enjoyed by all, including B.C.
He was particularly partial to the noodles.
(No, I did not actually feed my dog garlic & onions, as I know they are poisonous to him.)