Plant Strong Recipe Kits
If you need help convincing any males in your family to eat more veggies look no further than local hero Rip Esselstyn. The triathlete firefighter wrote a New York Times bestselling book about rallying his whole engine crew, Engine 2, around a plant-based diet to help save the life of one of the crew who was in dire physical condition. It worked and his plan is sweeping the nation at least in part because he has created hearty plant-strong recipes that mimic the textures and flavors of traditional meat dishes like chili & lasagna.
We were so impressed that we created some recipe kits around Engine 2. We think these recipes are a great way for even the most dedicated carnivores to eat more veggies and our recipe kits make it ridiculously easy to cook! Our Engine 2 kits contain 5 meals for 2 and are also Health Starts Here compliant.
If you aren’t aware, shuffle on over to our Recipe Kit page and check out our selection of prepped meals. We wash, chop and portion all the ingredients and deliver them with simple step-by-step instructions so you can prepare a tasty home-cooked meal in no time. Of course, we send them with eco-friendly
packaging and portion them perfectly for no food waste. How cool is that?!
Engine 2 Recipe Kit #1 features everyday favorites- two bean chili, couscous with seasonal veggies, sweet potato lasagna, bean burritos and black beans with a veggie relish.
Engine 2 Recipe Kit #2 features hearty comfort foods with healthful ingredients- portobella fajita tacos, vegetable enchiladas, lentil soup, sweet potatoes with greens, and mac & not cheese.
by Mason Arnold, Founder & Cookie Monster
This Week's Box Contents & Local Items
A couple of local farms are taking a break for the summer, but don't fret, there are still plenty of local farmers growing for you! Local melons should be here any week now, we can hardly wait!
Also, it's hard to believe, but your Thanksgiving turkeys are arriving at the farm this month!
Here's what will be available from local farms on our website this week (the best selection of local produce in the state - guaranteed). Items with a (*) are only available in the Local Box:
In Local Boxes ($34.99) this week (June 27 - July 1):
- White Peaches - Caskey Orchards
- Blueberries - Berry Best & JB Organic
- Assorted Summer Squash - Gundermann, Texas Natural & Massey
- Purple & Blue New Potatoes - Massey
- Carrots - Gundermann Acres
- Onions - Gundermann Acres
- Juliette Tomatoes (Baby Roma)- Hillside Farm
- Chives OR Parsley - Tecolote Farm
- Summer Peas - Just Peachy Farm
- Garlic - Rim Rock Farm
Suggested recipes for all items will be included with the Local Box
Last Week's (June 20 - 24) Local Box Video:
In Farmstead Boxes this week:
- Local Tomato Ketchup - My Father's Farm
- Pickles - Winfield Farm
- Uncle Sam Brownie - Mary Louise Butters
Fresh, Prepared Meal Selection for this week:
Dish #1 - Three Tomato Rice & Red Beans (1 pint - serves 1 for lunch)
Toasted long-grain rice, sweet onions, garlic & three types of tomatoes simmered in a tomato-water broth with fresh herbs. Vegan, Gluten- Free, Dairy-Free
Ingredients: long grain rice, organic onion, garlic, jalapeno, organic tomatoes, kidney beans, olive oil, canola oil, organic herbs, spices, salt, pepper
Dish #2 - Tomato & Thyme Panzanella Salad (1 pint)
Hearty sourdough bread is pan-toasted in fruity olive oil until golden and served along side a salad of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives & thyme dressed in a delicious red wine vinaigrette. Vegan, Dairy-Free.
Ingredients: sourdough bread, tomato, cucumber, olive, red onion, sweet peppers, olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, garlic, herbs, spices, salt, pepper
Produce from Local Farms
- Arugula - Comanche Creek
- Basil, Live- Bella Verdi
- Baby Arugula – Animal Farm
- Carrots with tops - Gundermann
- Cucumbers - Texas Natural
- Eggplant - My Father's Farm
- Fennel – Bar W
- Garlic - Fruitful Hill Farm / Rim Rock Farms
- Herbs- Pure Luck
- Lettuce, Bibb – Bella Verdi
- Lettuce Salad Mixes - Austin Organics
- Microgreens - Bella Verdi
- Mushroom, Crimini- Kitchen Pride
- Mushroom, Shiitake- Texas Organic Mushrooms
- Mushroom, Port caps- Kitchen Pride
- Mushroom, White- Kitchen Pride
- Onion, Red - Gundermann
- Onion, White - Gundermann
- Onion, Yellow - Gundermann
- Peas - Just Peachy Farm
Produce from Local Farms
- Peppers - various
- Blue Potatoes - Tecolote Farm
- Purple Viking Potatoes - Tecolote Farm
- Red Potatoes - Gundermann
- Radicchio - Tecolote Farm
- Shallots - Green Gate Farm / Lund Produce
- Sprouts, All - Groovy Greens
- Summer Squash- Massey, Texas Natural
- Tomatoes, Heirloom - My Father's Farm
- Tomatoes, Golden Cherry - Fruitful Hill Farm
- Tomatoes, Red - Green Gate Farm
- Turnips – Gundermann
- Watercress - Bluebonnet
- Avocado – G&S Grove
- Blackberries - Lightsey
- Blueberries - Berry Best / JB Organics
- Grapefruit - G&S Grove
- Limes - G&S Grove
- Mango - G&S Grove
- Peaches - Caskey Orchards
Events & Local Food Happenings Around Town
Local Food & Vendor Fair - Whole Foods Market San Antonio
-Saturday, June 25
-11am - 2pm
-Quarry Whole Foods Market- 255 E. Basse Rd Ste 130, 78209 [San Antonio]
Come be a part of a gathering of local vendors and sample a little bit of Texas at Whole Foods Market in San Antonio. Help support local vendors, growers and ranchers and taste some local goodness while you're at it!
Greenling will be there sampling a delicious seasonal recipe, so come say hi!
More venue info
Social Enterprise & Conscious Consumerism Panel -
Hosted by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
-Tues, June 28, 6pm - 8pm
-1008 West Ave, 78701 [Austin]
"Whenever you spend your money, you cast a vote for the kind of world you want to live in." - Sophie Uliano
Are you interested in spreading positive social impact beyond your nonprofit work?
Join the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Austin in June for an exciting panel discussion on what it means to be a business with goals beyond profit and how your purchasing decisions can support sustainable impact and positive change in both local and global communities.
Hear from Jessica Shortall, Director of Giving at TOMS Shoes; Amy George, Founder and Chief Ozone Officer of Blue Avocado; Laurie Loew, founder of Give Realty; and Mason Arnold, of Greenling.
Networking at 6 p.m.
Panel presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Neal D.Barnard MD Lecture & Book Signing
-Wednesday, June 29
-Whole Foods Market Downtown Rooftop Plaza- 525 N. Lamar Blvd. 
Come on out to the downtown Whole Foods Market rooftop plaza for a lecture and book signing by Dr. Neal Barnard, author of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health.
Greenling and the Engine 2 team will be hanging out too, so come join the conversation about making the transition to a plant-strong diet.
Dr. Barnad is also founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) as well as president of The Cancer Project, a nonprofit organization advancing cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education and research.
More venue info
Engine 2 Potluck
-Thursday, June 30
-E2 Headquarters- 608 Academy Dr. 
Join us for a plant-strong potluck!
Bring your favorite Engine 2 inspired recipe and mingle with Engine 2 Diet creator Rip Esselstyn, his family and the Greenling team over some creative and healthy dishes.
Make sure to RSVP, bring your own plate and have some fun!
Red, White, & Blue Potato Salad
From Cooking Light
- 2 cups fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise (about 10 oz)
- 2 cups small red potatoes, quartered (about 10 oz)
- 2 cups blue potatoes, halved lengthwise (about 10 oz)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- 3 hard-cooked large eggs, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
Place fingerling and red potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Place potatoes in a large bowl.
Place blue potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Add blue potatoes, onion, parsley, dill, chives, and eggs to bowl; toss gently.
Combine vinegar and remaining ingredients. Pour over potato mixture; toss gently to combine. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.
Note: Blue potatoes are starchier than the others and tend to bleed, so cook them separately. If you need to, prepare this dish a day ahead, but add the blue potatoes just before serving. If your potatoes are larger than the ones we call for, cut them to a uniform size.
For More Recipes Check Out:
Eating Out of the Local Box - Menus designed specifically for the local box and ideas on what to do with the wonderful bounty
Vegan Greenling - More recipes for the local box, but all Vegan!
Greenling Facebook - All sorts of recipes and ideas get posted here
Mylie's Kitchen - Real Food. Good for you and the planet.
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