Here are some practical fall recipe ideas from Cara, our food security coordinator. All these cooking ideas and recipes include items regularly found at the Food Bank. Recipes are for anyone, not just our clients, so go ahead and give some of these tasty treats a try.
Our weekly produce bags offer apples, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, and onions. If you are running out of ideas of how to use (or how to start using) these items, see below for some recipes and meal ideas using our most offered produce!
Apples – apple crisp, apple pie, sliced raw and sprinkled with cinnamon, diced and put into a chicken salad, diced and put into green salad, pureed as apple sauce for smoothies, baking, or baby food.
Featured Recipe: Apple Chicken Salad https://www.thespruceeats.com/chicken-salad-with-apples-and-cranberries-3053170
Carrots – shredded raw in salads, tortilla wraps, or rice paper wraps; grated for carrot cake/bread, diced for a stir-fry, shepherd’s pie or veggie soup. Pureed for soups, smoothies, baking, or baby food
Featured Recipe: Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps https://loveandgoodstuff.com/vegetarian-lettuce-wraps/
Potatoes – mashed potatoes, potato Salad, baked potato, potato pancakes, shredded or diced for hash browns, potato soup, shepherd’s pie or french fries.
Featured Recipe: German Potato Pancakes https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/33118/german-potato-pancakes/
Cabbage – cabbage soup, shredded for salads or coleslaw, or to add to tortilla wraps, or a stirfry. Use whole leaves for cabbage rolls
Featured Recipe: Seriously Good Homemade Coleslaw https://www.inspiredtaste.net/26522/coleslaw-recipe/
Onions – french onion soup, diced for flavor in most savory recipes. Sliced for a garnish on sandwiches or salads, or try making Onion rings!
Featured Recipe: At Home Onion Rings https://www.food.com/recipe/do-at-home-onion-rings-16887