This week’s share of foods from my fairshare CSA (community supported agriculture) was the most bountiful yet! The farmers must have toiled extra hard in their fields for us! After loading the precious cargo into my car, I drove home carefully, not wanting to bruise any of my… Peaches; Blackberries; Eggplant; Squash; Potatoes, Pasilla Peppers , tomatoes, cucumbers, peanut butter, garlic bread, ground bison, and Kaldi’s coffee, As I pulled up to my house, I thought to myself…Dear Lord, how am I ever going to use up all of this food before it goes bad? It’s just me and a traveling husband that rarely can make it home for dinner. Once I got home, the planning begun… First,  I consulted my recent Cooking Light Magazine. Next, I scrolled through some recipes from the Epicuriousapplication on my iphone. Finally,  with the remaining ingredients yet to have a home, I googled each ingredient by placing the word “best” in front of it, ie: “best eggplant recipe.” I had constructed my game plan! Setting the cooking ambiance with a little Ray LaMontagne on Pandora , I was ready to go.  It only took 2 hours to create what will last me a week.  The recipes are below, so pick up some local produce and share some tasty food with your friends and family too! Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup Recipe notes: I used greek yogurt, and added basil and mint. Roasted Pasilla Salsa This salsa called for jalapeños, I used the pasillas, but any pepper will do. Eggplant Napoleon You can grill or broil the eggplant, depends on how hot it is outside! Best Bison Burger A little extra garlic made these burgerlicious!

Jennifer McDaniel

Jennifer McDaniel is a Registered Dietitian, Media Spokesperson, and co-author of Prevention's Mediterranean Table Cookbook. She and her team of Registered Dietitians aim to help their clients go further, make change last, and unlock their potential. She lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband, and three young sons. If you are interested in working with Jennifer, please visit our contact page.