Kale, Leek and Red Cabbage Soup

-3 T. olive oil
-1 bu. of kale
-1 bu. of leeks
-1/2 red cabbage head
-Low sodium vegetarian broth (or broth of your choice)
-1 can cannellini beans (white bean)
-2 garlic cloves, or to taste
-Salt, to taste
-Pepper, to taste

Pre-heat medium saucepan with olive oil over medium-
low heat.

Chop cabbage, kale, leeks and garlic and add to pan,
stirring frequently as not to burn the ingredients.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

In medium pot, add broth, all pan contents (kale, cabbage,
etc.) and cannellini beans, cover, and boil for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and let cool, covered, for 10 minutes.
Serve + enjoy!
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Simple Parsnip Mash

Steam the parsnips. Mash them by hand mixed with a little milk and butter. Add salt and pepper, to taste.  Just like mashed potatoes.

Submitted by a 2015 Winter CSA-Westside share holder.

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Parsley and Orange salad

Serves 4 – 6

-1 bu. Italian parsley, minced
-6 oranges, sectioned into slices
-1 shallot, minced
-2 T. extra virgin olive oil
-1/4 t. sea salt
-Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Section the oranges so there is no white pith remaining. Set aside.

Gently toss the oranges with the parsley and shallots. Drizzle in the olive oil, and sprinkle in the

sea salt and pepper. Set aside to allow the flavors to co-mingle for an hour or so.

Gently toss once more, taste, and adjust salt levels as needed. Enjoy!

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Balsamic Glaze

-1 c. good-quality balsamic vinegar
-1 t. dark brown suger

In a nonreactive saucepan, bring the vinegar to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the sugar and reduce the heat to low. Simmer uncovered until the vinegar is reduced by half, is syrupy, and coats the back of a spoon when stirred, 15 to 20 minutes. Be careful not to cook for too long or the glaze may burn.

The glaze will continue to thicken as it cools. Once cool, pour it into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

From The Pollan Family Table, The Best Recipes and Kitchen Wisdom for Delicious, Healthy Family Meals. Corky, Lori, Dana and Tracy Pollan, 2014… Read the rest