I had the lovely opportunity this past weekend to do 2 cooking demos at Faraday’s Kitchen Store in Lakeway. It was co-sponsored by Greenling, the awesome organic and local food delivery service. I was able to use some fresh-from-the-farm purple kohlrabi, teen spinach, microgreens, strawberries, and pecans. These came with this week’s Local Box, along with collards, swiss chard, baby arugula, and spring onions.
Here’s what Chef Veggie (everyone seemed to think my business name was funny in a cute
sort of way) came up with:
Sweet Kohlrabi Salad
kohlrabisalad, originally uploaded by veggiebytes.
The kohlrabi was spiralized on my very exacting Benriner using it without the grating blade to make the soft curls and then with the fine blade to make the “noodles”. It’s coated with a cilantro/almond butter/tamari sauce and then topped with beet microgreens.
Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Pecan Vinaigrette
Just a basic salad made with Texas pecans. This was so nice and fresh tasting without the pecans even needing toasting.
Greenling will have more $5 classes at Faraday’s on Saturdays featuring different local chefs. I was honored to be able to help with the event and look forward to shopping for perhaps some new knives at Faraday’s. BTW, if you are looking for the spiralizer you can get one there…it’s a lot more fun than going to Acemart.
Remember, if you are thinking of joining Greenling I can help you get 10% off your first basket!
Eating sustainably is really more fun because you get veggies not found in stores and you can feel good about supporting local businesses. The kohlrabi are waiting for a spin!
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