Recipes

Fermented Ginger Orange Carrots

Fermented Ginger Orange Carrots

My Imperfect Produce delivery has been FULL of carrots lately, so I whipped up another of my favorite ferments: Ginger Orange Carrots!

Fermented carrots are super tasty, packing a nice salty crunch. (Totally toddler approved too) This a quick and pretty forgiving ferment, so if you're new to home fermenting-- start here!

Also! If you haven't you tried Imperfect Produce and want $10 off your first delivery-- go check them out here!

Roasted Pear and Pecan Salad

Roasted Pear and Pecan Salad

Friends, you know how I feel about salad. NO ONE HAS TIME FOR BORING FOOD.

If you hate salad (like I typically claim to), you're making it wrong (like I was). Salad is a vehicle for your favorite roasted veggies, delicious dressings, and other fun. Just like pizza is a vehicle for cheese.

So this salad is a vehicle for balsamic roasted pears, pecans and figs and as seems to be my trend lately-- goat cheese-- topped with a maple balsamic vinaigrette.

Pork and Fajita Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

Pork and Fajita Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

This sheet pan dinner is a new favorite at our house! It can be on your plate and in your mouth in under an hour (depending on how fast you slice those veggies). If you're a weekend meal prepper this is a perfect dish to chop veggies ahead of time and then assemble and pop in the oven day of. Boom, making it easy.

Mix-up leftovers by filling a tasty grain free tortilla from Siete Foods for lunch, or throw a poached egg on top and some wilted greens underneath for a quick and easy breakfast.

Butternut Squash & Italian Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Butternut Squash & Italian Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

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sheet pan dinner fall food sausage butternut squash paleo primal egg-free

Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Makes: 4 Servings

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Ingredients:
  • 4 Sweet Italian sausage links
  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1 medium gala apple
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 2 tbls olive oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the outer skin from the butternut squash
  3. Cut the bulbous end off the squash and remove the guts and seeds.
  4. Remove core from apple.
  5. Chop onion, peeled squash and cored apple into 2" chunks and layer onto a large rimmed baking sheet.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Sprinkle salt evenly over the top.
  7. Slice italian sausage links into 1" rounds, cut on the diagonal.
  8. Nestle cut sausages in with squash mixture
  9. Roast at 400F for 45-50 minutes, until squash is cooked through and sausage begins to brown.
  10. Finish with a few cracks of pepper and taste for salt.
  11. Serve on bed of greens or with a salad (gotta eat all the veg!).
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sheet pan dinner fall food sausage butternut squash paleo primal egg-free

Shaved Brussel Sprout Winter Slaw

My body and soul have been BEGGING for a really hearty salad and luckily my imperfect produce box delivered the perfect imperfect ingredients. There’s no exact science to this salad (really to any salad), so mix it up to your heart’s desire. It’s really important to give chop the greens small and really massage in the vinaigrette. This breaks down the tough nature of the greens making them tasty and easy to digest. This recipe also calls for fuyu persimmons, which are the short squat persimmons. They are supposed to be crunchy. No persimmons? Use green apple instead!