As I mentioned last week, I had signed up to receive "Da Box" from the Hawaii Food Basket. It's here. Due to Hurricane Guillermo, it arrived at the pick-up center a little late, but we have it, now. It came with all the produce above, plus a nifty handout with recipes. As you can see, it's a lot of food. So, it's time to play a sort of Hawaiian version of "Chopped," and figure out what to make with it.
Saturday: Due to the slight delay, the mushrooms need to be used up, first. Those will be stir-fried with the leafy greens, upper left. I will also make some rice and grill some mahimahi I picked up, today
Sunday: Split and Roasted Game Hens with Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Fries; Salad with Avocado, Tomatoes, and Green Onions.
Monday: The box included a large ulu (breadfruit), and inside the recipes I see an intriguing one for Breadfruit/Taro Seafood Chowder.
Tuesday: The avocados can go into a Mexican Black bean salad, along with the rest of the green onions.
Wednesday: The rest of the greens can be combined with greens from our own garden, along with some roasted beets, and I'll serve those with some artichoke-mozzarella sausages I have in the freezer.
Thursday: I think I'll be out of "box" stuff by then, sadly. However, I have some frozen ravioli and some great sauce, French bread, and salad greens.
Friday: It has been a while since we had Laulau, Lomi Salmon, and Rice. I'll plan on that.
The bananas arrived at a time when we were already buried in bananas, so I am slicing and freezing for future use. The papaya will be for breakfast(s), with a squirt of lime juice.
If you are interested in "Da Box," again, here is the link. The program supports local agriculture and a more resilient and self-sufficient Hawai'i Island.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend, everyone! (And this glorious weather!)
- C. Ironing