August CSA Deliveries

From sunshine golden beets to deep purple eggplants, August wins for the most colorful array of CSA goodness. And even more than that, something I loved about this month was how cooking with the season started to feel so much more natural. I noticed this shift happen when I looked into my box of eggplants and red peppers and instantly saw a vision of baba ghanog, muhammara and chicken shawarma. Developing a comfort with vegetables that didn't typically make an appearance in my shopping cart (hey, dandelion greens!) is something I've found endlessly gratifying. Take a peek below to see what else was keeping me inspired and busy in the kitchen this month!

august csa deliveries || planting my roots
sweet summer corn pasta and basil || planting my roots

rigatoni with sweet summer corn sauce and basil

summer peach panzanella || planting my roots

roasted golden beet with peaches, poppyseed dressing and croutons

chicken shawarma salad with golden beet hummus || planting my roots

fattoush salad with chicken shawarma and golden beet hummus

tomato sauce || planting my roots

beef marinara sauce

august csa deliveries || planting my roots
zucchini frittata || planting my roots

zucchini, ricotta and lemon tart (modified via dishing up the dirt)

shakshuka || planting my roots

shakshuka made with caramelized onion

sausage with pepper and onions || planting my roots

sausage with green pepper, onions and coarse mustard

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summer vegetable strata (via alexandra cooks)

august csa deliveries || planting my roots
Chermoula Roasted Eggplant || planting my roots

ottolenghi's chermoula roasted eggplant (via nerds with knives)

baba ghanoug and muhammara || planting my roots

baba ghanoug (via the taste of egypt) and muhammara (via ottolenghi)

tabbouleh || planting my roots

fresh tabbouleh salad with cherry tomatoes and herbs

cantaloupe filled with cottage cheese, blueberries and granola || planting my roots

cantaloupe filled with cottage cheese, blueberries and granola

I dug into one week's batch of CSA goodies too fast and forgot to take a picture! It included white potatoes, corn, tomatoes and dandelion greens. 

kinda sorta patatas bravas

kinda sorta patatas bravas
(via small victories)

corn and tomato salad || planting my roots

summer corn, tomato and black bean salad with grilled chicken and lemony salsa verde

dandelion green potato salad with capers || planting my roots

dandelion green potato salad with capers (via eating richly)

dandelion green potato salad with capers + a poached egg || planting my roots

dandelion green potato salad with capers and a poached egg