Friday, May 15, 2009

Box Contents May 15, 2009

This week's box contains:
  • Radishes
  • Summer Squash
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Lettuce Little Gem (swapped for more chard)
  • Strawberries
  • Baby Broccoli
It's been a busy week, so no planning for now.

Tonight's dinner continued the quest to work through the inventory. Lettuce, not a favorite around here, was the main target. Based on a lunch I had at work this week, we made a lettuce / noodle salad. In addition to the red leaf lettuce, we made our way through a navel orange, smoked tofu, baby carrots, mint, cilantro, and a box of spelt udon.

Orange-Sesame Noodle Salad

1 box spelt udon
1 head red leaf lettuce, chopped
1/2 bag baby carrots, grated
zest of one orange
orange segments
mint, finely chopped
cilantro, finely chopped
smoked tofu, thinly sliced
1 recipe Orange Sesame Szechuan Sauce (below)
Toss all ingredients together and serve! I'd give this a 6 out of 10 as is. If we were to try it again, we'd switch to some type of Vietnamese peanut sauce and neutral tofu.
Orange Sesame Szechuan Sauce

Ingredients (use vegan versions):

1/2 cup veggie broth
1-2 Tablespoons rice vinegar/ rice wine
1-2 Tablespoons light soy sauce
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 fresh red chili, finely chopped/ 1/2 -1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


Combine all sauce ingredients and reduce by half.

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