In honor of today – the last day of our annual CSA subscription, I thought I’d do a post on eating veggies. We signed up for our first CSA a few years ago for a number of reasons including forcing us to eat more, different, and in season vegetables. And we love it! I will say, there is a lot of pressure to use all the veggies every week and we’re not big on smoothies and we don’t own a juicer so we actually EAT the veggies and incorporate them mostly into our dinners.
I would say about once a week during our CSA we have some variation of this meal idea where we stir fry, roast, or saute a ton of veggies and serve over a little rice or noodles. My husband and daughter are pretty major carnivores so we always have a protein with it, too – beef, shrimp, pork, etc…
Recently though, we hopped over to our local HMart Asian grocery store and bought a new secret weapon for this sort of meal….
The soba noodles are so good and make this meal end up feeling like a treat instead of a way to eat a million vegetables. On this particular night we used the sauce recipe from this Orange Beef and Broccoli recipe. Just a tip I thought I’d share! How do you incorporate more veggies into your diet?
There are a few classic recipes that we make more often than anything I share here on the blog so I thought it would be fun to change that! The first recipe classic I wanted to blog about is the pot roast recipe we make about once a month during the cold winter months. Pot Roast can be made a number of ways but years ago we tried this Tyler Florence Pot Roast recipe and we thought it was just delish. Then our Z came along and let me tell you, there is no meal this toddler likes more – she hums in delight as she eats, especially the carrots. That’s right – a toddler enjoying carrots!I thought it was a good time to share this short and simple recipe while the temp is still bitter cold outside. This is a great meal to make on a snow day since it takes 3 hours to simmer and I am sorry to say, in the Northeast I am sure we have at least one doozy of a storm left this winter!
Start by searing your well-seasoned beef in a very hot dutch oven. The sear is important to add tons of flavor.
Add a can of tomatoes, a cup of water and your veggies – we stick with onions (we like these) and carrots (Z loves them, as mentioned above).
Toss in your herbs and let summer, covered for 3 hours. We serve with egg noodles on the side. Enjoy!