Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons – Use Up All Those Lemons

Preserved Lemons are a common staple of North African and Moroccan cuisine and are nothing more than lemons that have been cured in salt for a few days/weeks. This is a great way to use up an abundance of lemons and have them for use later in the year. After a few short days soaking…

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Strawberry Grapefruit Granita Recipe

Strawberry Grapefruit Granita – A Light and Refreshing Treat

Strawberry Grapefruit Granita is a great way to use your organic fruits.  It is a healthier snow cone type dessert using fresh fruit. Serve it in crystal glasses for dessert at a formal dinner party or some paper cups to enjoy poolside in the heat of summer. Either way, it is a light and refreshing treat.…

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carrot marinara

Roasted Carrot Marinara – Loaded With Beta-Carotene

This Roasted Carrot Marinara is a twist on traditional tomato-based pasta sauce and great use of Harvest2U’s organic carrots. Perfect for those that don’t like tomatoes (like my 10-year-old!). If you make it a little thicker, it also makes a tasty dip for vegetables, crackers or chips. Roasting the carrots, onions, and garlic makes them…

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Chermoula – A Moroccan Herb Sauce and Cousin to Pesto

Chermoula is a great use of many of the organic vegetables and herbs that come in our weekly harvest box.  Chermoula is a Moroccan (North African) green sauce with fresh herbs, spices, and preserved lemons. Think of it as a cousin of Pesto and Chimichurri. It is excellent as a finishing sauce on fish, or use it…

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beet hummus

Beet Hummus – High In Nutrition, Fiber and Protein

This easy organic Beet Hummus recipe whips up in 5 minutes and makes a lovely and healthy dip for vegetable sticks or chips or any other way you enjoy your hummus. The beets are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese, add to that some fiber and protein in the chickpeas plus healthy fat from the…

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Turnip Dip

Roasted Garlic Turnip Dip – A Healthy Dip Alternative

This Roasted Garlic Turnip Dip is one of those recipes that you may not want to mention the ingredients unless they ask. Basically, it is just mashed roasted turnips and garlic. But, serve it with chips or veggie sticks and it becomes a flavorful dip that people will rave over. I also used it as…

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Sauteed Rosemary Beets

Sauteed Rosemary Beets – An Easy Way to Prepare a Superfood

Rosemary beets (beets in particular) are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. This healthy side dish keeps it simple with some fresh herbs and lemon juice. Sauteed Rosemary Beets Ingredients 1 bunch beets 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped 1/2 lemon Directions Trim off the tap root and…

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Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots – Loaded with Antioxidants

This Honey Glazed Carrots recipe is loaded with health-promoting antioxidants, particularly beta-carotene. Plus carrots have a nice dose of soluble fiber and carotenoids making them an excellent choice for any meal. I jokingly refer to these as “hide the evidence” carrots. On Easter Saturday night and Christmas Eve, after my son has gone to sleep, I peel…

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Beef and Vegetable Soup

Beef and Vegetable Soup – Plus Greens For Extra Nutrition

Beef and vegetable soup is loaded with healthy root vegetables, plus some greens tossed in at the end for extra color and nutrition. I have included instructions for cooking it 3 different ways: stovetop, slow cooker, and pressure cooker. Beef and Vegetable Soup Ingredients 1 1/2 pound beef chuck roast cut into 1-inch cubes 3…

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Lemon Oregano Kebabs

Greek Lemon Oregano Kebabs – Loaded with Antibacterial, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory compounds

This simple Lemon Oregano Kebabs marinade imparts a delicious flavor to pork or chicken. Fresh oregano is loaded with antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. It is used extensively in Mediterranean cuisine. We are giving it a Greek flare with the addition of heart-healthy garlic and olive oil as well as some antioxidant boosting lemon. Greek…

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