Grilled Vegetables with Lemon and Feta

This is a delicious and simple summer recipe. We enjoy it served with couscous, farro or rice. This recipe features vegetables in season early summer, but is adaptable to your palette and favorites of the season.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini, sliced
  • 1/2 lb. asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 small red onion or half medium, 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 red or orange bell pepper, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 oz. crumbled feta or feta style cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium high and brush with oil
  2. Toss zucchini, asparagus and onion with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
  3. Grill vegetables, covered, until charred, 5-6 minutes.
  4. Remove from grill and chop into bite size pieces.
  5. Whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil in a large bowl. Add vegetables, tomatoes, parsley, scallions; season with salt and black pepper. Top with feta style cheese.

Now Delivering Gaston’s Bakery Breads & Pastries!

We are so excited to announce that we now offer Gaston’s Bakery breads and pastries! Gaston’s will be delivering to us daily, and then your order will be delivered to your door later that afternoon!

Click here or the image above to see the offerings on the Brown Box Organics store or to add to your order!

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Just a note deliveries scheduled for the 4th of July will be delivered one day early on July 3rd.

Thank you for your patience this week while we deliver off schedule! We appreciate your on going support and wish you a happy and safe 4th.

~ Your Brown Box Team

Win REAL.GOOD.FOOD. all month long! Watch our box fliers and social media for several opportunities to win this month! We will be giving away Gift Certificates, Variety Boxes and Gift Baskets at several places including on-line this month to celebrate our 13th Anniversary.  

Cooler Reminder: It’s that time of year when weather can turn warm. Please feel free to leave a cooler or insulated bag out on your delivery day if you would like your food to stay fresh and cool. We also have Thermal Bags for sale.  Need a second weekly delivery or a different day? Email us for options.

Questions or concerns? Email us at brownboxorganics@gmail.com  We LOVE to hear from you!

Patriotic Fruit Kabobs
(adapted from iriemade.com)
Ingredients: 1 Pint Strawberries- sliced in half,  2-3 sliced Bananas, 1 Pint Blueberries, wooden skewers
Directions: Thread 5 blueberries at the top, then follow with an alternate pattern of slices of bananas and strawberries. Then for the remaining skewers, alternate with strawberries and bananas.

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Fresh, Fun & Patriotic Recipes

Creamy Vanilla Berry Popsicles
(adapted from jellytoastblog.com)
Ingredients: 1 c. milk, 1 c. vanilla greek yogurt, 3 T. confectioners sugar, 1/2 c. raspberries,
1/2 c. blueberries, 5 strawberries, sliced into 4 slices each
Directions: Whisk together milk, yogurt and confectioners sugar. Set aside. Next, place 2 raspberries in the bottom of each of 10 popsicle molds. Divide blueberries evenly among the popsicle molds. Place two strawberry slices in each popsicle mold. Next, pour milk mixture over fruit, dividing it evenly among the molds. Gently tap the popsicle molds on the counter to release any air bubbles. Place in popsicle sticks and freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight. Run popsicle molds under warm water to release the popsicles.

Red White & Blue Fruit Kabobs 
(adapted from therebelchick.com)
Ingredients: 1 pineapple, strawberries, blackberries, white sugar (if desired), bamboo skewers, star cookie cutter
Directions: Slice pineapple into ½” rounds. Use star cookie cutter to cut shapes out of the pineapple. Thread pineapple, blackberry, strawberry and another blackberry onto a skewer. Lightly sprinkle sugar over skewer.

Patriotic Fruit Pizza
(adapted from http://www.tasteofhome.com)
CRUST: 1 c. all-purpose flour, 1/2 c. confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 c. cold butter
AMERICAN FLAG: 2 pkgs (8 ounces each) softened cream cheese, 1 c. sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, 2 c. halved strawberries, 1/2 c. blueberries
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 325°. Mix flour and confectioners’ sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press mixture onto a greased 12-in. pizza pan. Bake 10-15 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Let cool. Next, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add vanilla and lemon juice, mixing until smooth. Spread 1 cup cream cheese mixture over crust. Set remaining cream cheese mixture aside. Next, arrange rows of strawberries on top of pizza to create the red stripes of a flag. Place blueberries in the upper left corner. Next, Cut a small hole in the tip of a food-safe plastic bag; insert a #21 star pastry tip. Fill bag with reserved cream cheese mixture. For white stripes, pipe a zigzag pattern between the rows of strawberries.

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Cucumber – Mango Rice

This side dish is a favorite in the summer served with Chicken Satay and fruit salad.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cup coconut water
  • 1 1/2 cup jasmine or white rice
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup cucumber sliced and halved
  • 1 mango, pitted, peeled and diced
  • sea salt
  • chopped cashews (optional)

Directions:

  1. Boil the coconut water in a large saucepan.
  2. Stiur in rice, butter and salt. Return to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook rice until tender, about fifteen minutes.
  3. Add cucumber, mango, salt and garnish with cashews.

mango on cutting board

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