- peppers, hot
- peppers, sweet
- summer squash
- tomatoes (currant and cherry)
- winter squash (butternut)
Ideas for Food Prep:
- Think about pre-chopping your onions. It’s nice to have them already done and ready to go.
- Slice up your sweet peppers and cucumbers for snacks.
- Go ahead and pre-wash your arugula and lettuce so it’s ready to go! Make sure you’ve got salad dressings on hand.
Here are some recipes to try!
Arugula Salad with Pan-Fried Herbed Potatoes, Tomatoes, Feta & Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette (veg gf)
BLT Pasta Salad (gf)
Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Lettuce Wraps (gf)
Herb Roasted Potato and Arugula Salad (veg gf v)
Mesclun Salad with Fried Shallots and Blue Cheese (veg gf)
Eggplant and Roasted Pepper Frittata (veg gf)
Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce (veg gf) – you can also use regular polenta
Basque Chicken and Chorizo Sauté (gf) – you can also add cubes of eggplant or summer squash
Israeli Couscous with Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes and Basil (veg v)
Chicken Mozzarella Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes (gf)
Cherry Tomato Rotini (veg gf)
Orecchiette with Squash, Chiles, and Hazelnuts (veg) – you can use minced hot pepper here
Vegan Butternut Squash Tacos (veg gf v)
Mashed Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese and Rosemary (veg gf)
Lamb Saute is simply a variation of a ground beef or Italian sausage saute. Lamb and eggplant were made for each other. Think of it as a Greek pasta sauce. I usually serve it over orzo. It’s also great over rice, or you can make it really heavy on vegetables and eat it by itself.
Over medium to medium high heat, brown ground lamb. Remove from skillet, but leave the fat in the pan. Saute a medium onion, chopped over medium-high heat. Augment the lamb fat with olive oil if need be. When the onion is starting to brown, add minced garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Add diced eggplant (and summer squash/sweet pepper) to skillet and saute. Let the vegetables get good and tender. Squeeze some lemon juice over everything and add a pinch of chile flakes. You can stop here (just add the lamb back and heat everything up) or you can add diced fresh or canned tomatoes. I usually add minced fresh oregano (or dried oregano when I add the vegetables). Chopped kalamata olives are nice to add at this point too. Add the lamb back in and serve over pasta or rice.
Have a wonderful week, everyone!
gf: gluten free
Please read! If a recipe can very easily be made vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free using simple substitutes like non-dairy spread, vegetable stock, gluten free pasta, gluten free soy sauce or a small amount of gluten free flour, or by leaving out an ingredient, I’ve coded them with that in mind. If they include things like mayonnaise, eggs, milk, honey or large quantities of flour, I haven’t coded them as such. I don’t have experience using things like egg substitute, non-dairy cheese or subbing in gluten-free flours. Please double check the ingredients for your own safety!