Aug 16, 2012

Greetings Readers!  Here is my weekly recipe I create based on the weekly share of fruits and veggies I get from my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).  Our food comes from a local farm and is organic and fresh.  At Central Brooklyn CSA, you can pay with EBT food stamps, which makes getting affordable food easy for folks on tight budgets.  Also, because we use a sliding scale, EBT recipients receive a full weekly share for under $7.  Joining a CSA is just one of the ways to Win the Food Stamp Challenge.

The recipe below is adapted from the VitaMix Live Fresh Recipes.  I specifically removed vinegar along with my adaptations.


1 large cucumber peeled
1 red bell pepper
2-3 ripe beefsteak tomatoes, or an assortment of CSA tomatoes
1 jalapeño seeded and stemmed
1 small onion
1-2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup EVOO
Salt and pepper to taste
juice of 1/2 lime
*Optional: add half an avocado cubed to finished soup

Quarter the peeled cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, and onion.  Then dice enough of each item to create about 1-2 cups of fresh veggies to set aside.  Place the rest of the veggies plus jalapenos, garlic, and oil in the blender and combine.  Add the set-aside diced cucumber, tomatoes, bell peppers, and onion.  Stir.  Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with remaining EVOO.

These recipes comes from My Food Stamps Cookbook by rachel bolden-kramer.  Learn more at @hipDhamma #BedStuy


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