One easy way to add flavor is to include herbs and spices. Common examples are pepper, garlic, chili powder, oregano, and salt. These can be added “to taste” which means you add it, try the dish, then add more if needed. Remember seasonings can be strong so only add a little at a time and taste it yourself. You can take a drink of water in between tastings too.
Different vegetables can be used in place of others in a recipe. Also, try adding vegetables when you can. If you are making pasta or pizza, vegetables can be cut into small pieces and added to it.
Cut up vegetables you want to eat in a recipe and store in the refrigerator. This saves time and makes it easier to add vegetables when cooking. Once you cut up the vegetables, it’s best to use them in 2-3 days.
Make a Soup or Casserole
One way to use extra food from a share is to make a soup or casserole. It is an easy way to add vegetables to a meal and use food that may not last long. Leftovers can be eaten the next 2-3 days or frozen in a freezer-safe container for another time.
Ask Your Fresh Rx Team
If you do not know how to cook with an item in your CSA share, you can check the Fresh Rx website or ask a member of the Fresh Rx team. You could also ask a family member, friend, coworker, or another participant of the Fresh Rx program.