This past summer, I participated in my first CSA. CSA stands for community supported agriculture. Basically, you pay for a share of the farm, and once a week you get a box full of fresh produce. We split a box with some friends, which was a great introduction to what to expect, and I’ve absolutely LOVED having fresh produce each week and trying to figure out what to make with ingredients I’ve never used before, or finding new ways to use familiar ingredients (I’m looking at you, eggplants!).
At the suggestion of a friend, I thought I’d do a “what I ate” post this week. I managed to take a few photos of my food, though I definitely missed a few meals, and forgot until about halfway through with others. Still, I thought I’d share some of what I’ve been eating lately.
I started the week off with a bang on Sunday and had a delicious homemade brunch. Hand-scredded hashbrowns (yes, my shoulders were very tired, but it was totally worth it) and eggless benedict, a recipe from the Minimalist Baker cookbook. Eggs benedict was one of the meals I miss most as a vegan and let me tell you, her hollandaise sauce kills it! Absolutely delicious.
A Beautiful Mess inspired the marinated tempeh, chimichurri sauce and wild rice. I’ve been obsessed with chimichurri since adding it to my tofu tacos at Forager, and it’s so freaking easy to make at home. You’re going to be seeing a hell of a lot more chimichurri around here.
We’ve gotten an abundance of eggplant in our CSA this summer, so it’s been interesting trying to find exciting ways to use it. I’m a huge fan of eggplant parmesan, and so is my husband, who likes anything with pasta and tomato sauce.
A sneak peek at my go-to breakfast item, mashed avocado on toast (or english muffin or bagel) with sriracha on top. Bonus if you add some Sandwich Sprinkle from Penzey’s.
These potato nachos were out of this world good! Their inspiration came from a bunch of green onions I grabbed at the farmer’s market this weekend, and the vegan queso (from Minimalist Baker…what can I say, I’m a huge fan!) was insane!
And finally, I made this espresso chocolate torte on a toasted hazelnut crust for a get-together this week. It comes from the Oh She Glows cookbook, and I’m excited to dig into it tonight.
So there you have it, a glimpse into what I ate this week! This was kind of fun, so maybe I’ll do it more often (if I remember to take some decent photos).