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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 12/25/16)

How to Eat your BOX

 

Bananas

It was not until recent years that I discovered the magic of frozen bananas! Peel, break them into pieces and place in a zip-lock bag and store them in the freezer. Next time you’re making a smoothie, use them instead of ice, add a dollop of nut butter, a couple of dates, almond milk and sip away! Reduce the amount of milk in your smoothie and you have instant soft-serve ice cream. Add cocoa powder and now you have chocolate soft-serve ice cream!

 

Red Bell Peppers

We eat red bell peppers almost every week (within season). We love them raw, stuffed and baked, or in stir fry’s. A household favorite, fried rice: 3-4 eggs scrambled (set aside), chop 1 red bell pepper, 1 onion and mushrooms or any veggies you have available. In a hot pan, add a splash of sesame oil along with your veggies and sauté for a few minutes until cooked. Then add cooked rice, eggs, salt, pepper and 1 tsp of honey (shhh… this is my secret!). Sprinkle with chopped green onions and serve!

 

Yellow Onions

Most of my dishes start with onions! Our go-to soup during the week is “Sopa a la Minuta” or what we call “The Soup”. My husband likes it so much, he learned how to make it himself! Sauté 1 finely chopped onion in a little bit of olive oil until golden brown. Add 2 cloves minced garlic. Add 1 ground meat of your choice and cook until brown. Add 1.5 cups of diced tomatoes. 2 tbs oregano, and cook until tomato turns darker in color. Add salt and pepper. Taste. Add 6 cups beef broth and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Add 2 diced potatoes. Boil until potatoes are tender. Rectify seasoning and dinner is ready!

 

With love and gratitude,

Sara Balcazar-Greene (aka. Peruvian Chick)

Peruvian Food Ambassador