Four Square Meals March 22nd

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Available for pick up Tuesday March 22nd

  • Coconut Chole – garbanzos with mixed vegetables and spices in a rich creamy sauce
  • Moluccas Pullao – basmati rice and amaranth with black radish and spices
  • Tofu Zeera – marinated tofu and turnip in roasted cumin sauce
  • Potato Salad – with carrot and celery
  • Red Plains Stew – kidney beans with daikon radish and fresh herbs
  • Days Go By – brown and red rice with spinach and caramelized onions
  • Golden Mushroom Tempeh – mushrooms, black radish and tempeh in rich garlic-ginger sauce
  • Chinese Parsley Pilaf – jade pearl rice and einkorn with watermelon radish, cilantro and lemon

Produce and grains purchased locally at Echollective Farm, Friendly Farm, Grinnel Heritage Farm, Iowa Choice Harvest, Iowa City Farmer’s Market, Muddy Miss Farm, DaveHeaderNew Pioneer Food Co-op, Oak Hill Acres Farm and Organic Greens.

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Menu for March 29th.

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Four Square Meals March 15th

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Available for pick up Tuesday March 15th

  • Mock Chicken Salad – marinated tempeh in rich dressing with cabbage and daikon
  • Gujerati Pilaf – basmati rice, rye and roasted onion with brown mustard seed
  • Mahabharata Dal – spiced black eyed peas and mushrooms
  • Days of Carthage – barley and einkorn with North African spices and turnip
  • Tofu alla Manna – marinated tofu with watermelon radish in a cilantro-lime sauce
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes – with carrot and black pepper
  • Fandango Stew – creamy pinto beans with spinach
  • Emperor’s Rice – brown rice and buckwheat with black radish and sesame seed

Produce and grains purchased locally at Echollective Farm, Friendly Farm, Grinnel Heritage Farm, Iowa Choice Harvest, Iowa City Farmer’s Market, Muddy Miss Farm, DaveHeaderNew Pioneer Food Co-op, Oak Hill Acres Farm and Organic Greens.

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Menu for March 22th.

Four Square Meals March 8th

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Available for pick up Tuesday March 8th

  • Punjabi Dal – green lentils with aromatic spices, caramelized onion and tomato
  • Aloo Sem – Indian spiced potato and green beans
  • Tempeh Sangre – with red beets, daikon radish and lemon-mint sauce
  • East-West Rice – brown and black rice with seasonal vegetable, spices and lemon
  • Riviera Days Radish Salad – chick pea with watermelon, black and daikon radish in a Mediterranean dressing
  • Green Ocean Pilaf – with jade pearl rice, einkorn, carrot, nori and mixed nuts
  • Tofu Dijon – tangy sauce with broccoli
  • Persian Rose Pilaf – basmati and pink rice with turnip, sumac and rose water

Produce and grains purchased locally at Echollective Farm, Friendly Farm, Grinnel Heritage Farm, Iowa Choice Harvest, Iowa City Farmer’s Market, Muddy Miss Farm, DaveHeaderNew Pioneer Food Co-op, Oak Hill Acres Farm and Organic Greens.

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Menu for March 15th.

Four Square Meals March 1st

 

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Available for pick up Tuesday March 1st

  • Southwestern Stew – black beans, tomato and acorn squash seasoned with ancho pepper
  • Solar Garlic Mash – Potato and sweet potato seasoned with roasted garlic and shallot oil
  • Kansas Avenue Tofu – tandoori marinated in a creamy roasted cumin sauce with black radish
  • Athena salad – Einkorn, barley, watermelon radish and roasted onions tossed with olive oil, umeboshi vinegar & nori
  • Masoor Dal aur Band Gobi – spiced red lentils with green cabbage
  • Sweet Tooth Pilaf – basmati and red rice with apple, raisin and green onion
  • “Seitan Sunday Roast” – seitan with mushrooms, carrots and gravy
  • Oliver’s Best – buckwheat and millet stew with spinach and green beans

Produce and grains purchased locally at Echollective Farm, Friendly Farm, Grinnel Heritage Farm, Iowa Choice Harvest, Iowa City Farmer’s Market, Muddy Miss Farm, DaveHeaderNew Pioneer Food Co-op, Oak Hill Acres Farm and Organic Greens.

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Menu for March 8th.

Four Square Meals February 23rd

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Available for pick up Tuesday February 23rd

  • Tempeh Green Bean-Cauliflower Cream – colorful vegan take on cauliflower cheese sauce
  • Rice Rojo – pink and red rice with roasted Iowa watermelon radish and fresh parsley
  • Sense of Reason – creamy Indian kidney beans with Iowa sweet potato
  • Punjabi Summer Pastel – basmati and amaranth with Iowa carrot, cumin and bay
  • New Delhi Tofu – curried tofu in tomato-ginger sauce with Iowa daikon radish
  • Golden Glazed Potatoes – Iowa-grown, roasted with Iowa butternut and acorn squash, garlic, ginger and turmeric
  • Mung Bean Magic – protein salad with mung beans, spices, Iowa green cabbage and leeks
  • Two-Tone Rice – brown rice and einkorn with Iowa turnip, walnut and ginger

Produce and grains purchased locally at Echollective Farm, Friendly Farm, Grinnel Heritage Farm, Iowa Choice Harvest, Iowa City Farmer’s Market, Muddy Miss Farm, DaveHeaderNew Pioneer Food Co-op, Oak Hill Acres Farm and Organic Greens.

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Menu for March 1st.

Four Square Meals February 9th

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Available for pick up Tuesday February 9th

  • Winter Chickpea Ratatouille – garbanzos with butternut squash, onion and fresh herbs
  • East-West Pilaf – barley and black rice with broccoli and spices
  • BBQ Tempeh – sweet, sour and spicy with roasted cabbage
  • Potato Salad – with carrot, sweet corn and celery
  • Masoor Dal – spiced red lentils with spinach and kale
  • Basmati Umamesco – basmati rice and rye with mushrooms, watermelon radish and spices
  • Tofu Zeera – marinated tofu and sweet potato in roasted cumin sauce
  • Hero’s Rice – brown rice with quinoa, daikon radish, toasted sunflower seeds and nori

Produce and grains purchased locally at Echollective Farm, Friendly Farm, Grinnel Heritage Farm, Iowa Choice Harvest, Iowa City Farmer’s Market, Muddy Miss Farm, DaveHeaderNew Pioneer Food Co-op and Oak Hill Acres Farm.

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Menu for February 16th.

Four Square Meals February 2nd

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Available for pick up Tuesday February 2nd

  • Kung Pao Tofu – tofu and bell pepper with spiced peanut sauce
  • Gujerati Pilaf – basmati rice, wheat berry and sweet potato with brown mustard seed
  • Jaipuri Lentils – with Indian spices and green cabbage
  • Aloo Sem – Indian spiced potato and green beans
  • Beta Seitan – savory wheat protein with spiced Iowa carrot sauce and sweet corn
  • Oliver’s Best – buckwheat and millet stew with mushroom and turnip
  • Fandango Stew – pinto beans, greens and jalapeno
  • Eastern Plains Pilaf – brown rice, pink rice and butternut squash, tossed with tamari, cilantro and lemon

Produce and grains purchased locally at Echollective Farm, Friendly Farm, Grinnel Heritage Farm, Iowa Choice Harvest, Iowa City Farmer’s Market, Muddy Miss Farm, DaveHeaderNew Pioneer Food Co-op and Oak Hill Acres Farm.

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Menu for February 9th.

Four Square Meals January 26th

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Available for pick up Tuesday January 26th

  • Golden Mushroom Tempeh – mushrooms and tempeh with watermelon radish in rich garlic-ginger sauce
  • Green Ocean Pilaf – with jade pearl rice, amaranth, sweetcorn and nori
  • Green on Red – spiced kidney beans, parsnip and spinach
  • Jeweled World Pilaf – basmati and Bhutanese red rice with apricot and raisin
  • Tofu Spring Salad – with beet, miso, lemon and tahini dressing
  • Aloo Gobi – Indian spiced potato and cauliflower
  • Spanish Black Bean Stew – with sweet potato and tomato
  • Emperor’s Pilaf – brown rice, black rice and turnip with sesame

Produce and grains purchased locally at Echollective Farm, Friendly Farm, Grinnel Heritage Farm, Iowa City Farmer’s Market, Muddy Miss Farm, New Pioneer Food Co-op and Oak Hill Acres Farm. DaveHeader

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Menu for February 2.

 

Four Square Meals January 19th

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Available for pick up Tuesday January 19th

  • Thai Seitan – with Iowa Napa cabbage in ginger-coconut sauce
  • Mother Grain Mix –buckwheat and quinoa with Iowa carrot, Iowa daikon radish and sesame seed
  • Mahabharata Dal – spiced black eyed peas and Iowa turnip
  • King’s Pilaf – brown rice with kamut, Iowa spiced sweet potato and toasted sunflower seeds
  • Tofu Dijon – tangy sauce with Iowa watermelon radish
  • Two-Tone Rice – basmati and pink rice with Iowa mixed greens and spices
  • White Bean Chole – classic Indian flavors with Iowa red beet
  • Golden Glazed Potatoes – roasted with Iowa onions, garlic, ginger and turmeric

Produce and grains purchased locally at Echollective Farm, Friendly Farm, Grinnel Heritage Farm, Iowa City Farmer’s Market, Muddy Miss Farm, New Pioneer Food Co-op and Oak Hill Acres Farm. DaveHeader

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Menu for January 19.

 

Recipe – Groundnut Stew

KitchenVegDaveAn old Red Avocado recipe from an African recipe originally found by Derek and much adapted over the years. Great warm to your bones food.

Note – T=tablespoon, t=teaspoon, c=cup

4 T oil
1 inch cinnamon stick, whole
½ t whole cumin seeds
5-10 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 large onion, peeled and diced
1 leek, washed (see below) and roughly chopped
3 sweet potatoes, peeled, diced 1 inch
1 celeriac, peeled and diced, ¾ inch
2-4 carrots, rinsed, diced, 1 inch
1 can diced or crushed tomato
1-2 inches ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 t cumin
1 t coriander
¾ t turmeric
1 t paprikaIAVegSqr
Handful spinach
Large pinch sugar
¾ c peanut butter
1 t salt, or to taste
½ a bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
1-4 T fresh lime juice

Add oil to wide, heavy bottomed pot and heat to medium-high. Add cinnamon and whole cumin seed. Heat for a few seconds (it should bubble at edges). Add garlic and fry until golden, add diced onions and stir often, coating all with oil. After 5 minutes (still stirring often, at lively heat), add the leeks and stir thoroughly again.

After five minutes or so add sweet potatoes, celeriac and carrot. Stir. Add tomatoes and water to just cover vegetables. Stir in ginger. Turn heat up high, partially cover pot.

Meanwhile mix 1 t cumin, 1 t coriander, 1 t paprika and¾ t turmeric. And this spice mixture and stir. Re-cover pot and bring to a boil. When it boils, stir and turn heat down to low and cover completely. Cook until vegetables are soft, 30-45 minutes.

Ladle out 1-2 c cooking liquid and add 1 c peanut butter off the heat and whisk until smooth.  Add peanut butter mixture to pot and stir.

Add salt, chopped cilantro and lime juice to taste, off heat.