Something New Sunday Take II

With plenty of fresh produce in the house, it was easy to put together a fun and fresh dinner.  I made Chicken Parmesan Burgers with fresh mozzarella.  I have two new foods to try tonight, the kohlrabi and dandelion greens from the CSA this week.  I had no idea what to do with them, so I searched the internet for some ideas.

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I started with the kohlrabi.  I cut off the leaves (although I have heard you can use them).  I peeled and sliced the vegetable and took a taste.  It is crunchy and tastes better than I expected…kind of like jicama.

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I roasted the kohlrabi on a cookie sheet with Cavender’s at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.  YUM YUM!  Kohlrabi is surprisingly good!  It has a great crunchy texture with some nice flavors.  I hope I get one (or two) again next week!

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I washed and dried the dandelion greens in the salad spinner.  I saw a recipe that sautéed the greens with olive oil, garlic, and then tossed in currents and pine nuts.  I used garlic olive oil with some extra garlic powder.  I couldn’t find pine nuts at Target today, so I just tossed in some Craisins. 

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I tried the greens and they are SO BITTER.  They were pretty bad and I didn’t add them to my dinner plate.  If they are in the CSA next week, I’ll have to find something else to do with them…more research for sure. 

Any ideas???

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Dinner turned out great tonight!

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By the way, check out this fantastic new wine I found at Trader Joe’s.  It is reasonably priced and DELSIH!

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NOW…for the perfect summer dessert, I recommend a banana blueberry ‘soft serve’.  Just place a frozen banana and frozen blueberries in the food processor with a dash or two of milk.  Process until smooth.

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I ate my fresh soft serve with some Redi Whip on top. 

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It is so refreshing…you won’t believe that it is ONLY frozen fruit!!!

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But, you could also add some Cookie Dough Balls from Oh She Glows! if you’re looking for a tasty no-bake topping!

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These are phenomenal!!!  They taste just like cookie dough!

What a successful day of fresh new foods and flavors.  I am full and ready

to unwind before a busy week.

8 thoughts on “Something New Sunday Take II

  1. Great job experimenting! I seen a recipe in a book the other day using dandelion greens. I’ll try to see if I can find it. I did hear they were bitter…I wonder if you could ‘dry’ it out and use it as tea herbs? 😉

  2. I’ve never heard of kohl… (sp?) and have had bad luck with dandelion greens. I used them in a salad recipe from epicurious and they were too bitter for me!

    I love banana ice cream! I’ve done banana raspberry, but not blueberry. That might be on my dessert menu tonight! 🙂

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