Hope every one had a merry holiday! I know mine was full of food and family and more food. I love holiday eating, but I am also pretty happy when it is over. This week’s Local Box is the perfect way to get back on the right track, with plenty of leafy greens and cruciferous (cabbage family) veggies. You’ll feel young and green for the new year!
Meal One: My first meal back from holiday will be this seriously green salad from 101 cookbooks. Fresh mixed greens, blanched broccoli and tasty avocado will be the perfect fix to all the rich foods and desserts that usually occupy a holiday table.
Meal Two: I love cold noodle salads, and while usually perfect for summer, in Texas, summer weather can happen anytime. This Peanut Sesame Noodle recipe looks like the perfect place to show off my cucumbers and I’ll add in thinly slice cabbage for some more crunch.
Meal Three: I’ll use my collards in this Caldo Verde Soup, and will sub out the potatoes and add in my turnips. I don’t believe I really ever cooked Portuguese food before and this soup, considered by many to be their national dish, seems to be the perfect spot to start.
Meal Four: Eggs are a beautiful thing, they can completely transform a dish. And while they look to play a big part in this pasta dish, the real star is green garlic. Green garlic can be used at various parts of its growth and can look a little like scallions. Put your nose close enough though and you’ll know it is all garlic!
Bonus: This Celery Grapefruit Juice looks like a delicious breakfast or lunch, and perfect after all the holiday heavy eating.