I love my CSA. GRUB holds a very special place in my heart and I’m grateful to be a part of such a cool little co-op. I love to chat with the farmers while my kids jump on the trampoline. I get to load up on the most amazing veggies and I know exactly where they come from. I love seeing the beautiful brown dirt which clings to the ends of the freshly pulled green onions and carrots. The same dirt on those veggies covers the hands of the farmers who just pulled them, and it’s also sweetly smeared on the face of their cute little baby who was earlier crawling down the rows of veggies “helping” his mom and dad.I also love that today, a neighbor to the farm was visiting with his grapefruits and oranges from his few fruit tress and for $5 he was offering folks to take as much as needed to feed their families. Thank you GRUB for giving me an hour out of my crazy Tuesdays to enjoy the day and to slow down for an hour or so and to simply be in the moment. Check out this link to find a CSA near you!!
Now for a recipe. If you have as many spices as possible in your cupboard, you lack all excuses to be bored with your food and what before was “just meat and veggies” can be turned into an amazing and tasty creation that the whole family will love!
Five Spice Stir Fry
1 pound ground beef
1 pound medium sized shrimp
1 red bell pepper, diced
5 green onions, diced
3 cups purple cabbage, diced
3 cups broccoli spears, chopped
2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese Five Spice
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
2-4 teaspoons coconut aminos
2 teaspoons Thai Premium Fish Sauce
1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 cup chicken stock
In a large skillet or wok brown the ground beef. Add the onions and bell peppers and saute for 3 minutes. Add the coconut oil and the remaining veggies and saute for another 5-7 minutes. Add the grated ginger, Chinese Five Spice, coconut aminos, fish sauce, sesame oil, and chicken stock. Mix well and add the shrimp. Mix well and cook until the shrimp turn pink, about another 3-4 minutes. Serve topped with sliced raw almonds.