CSA Week 7 and Meal Planning (plus a video!)

15 Oct

(Video is working now! Sorry for the false promise last night.)

Hello all! Here is a rare late-night post from me. It’s basically my bed time right now, but I wanted to get this posted while I have access to the photos on my home computer, so without further ado, here’s my CSA haul for the week:

Behold a very green bounty:

  • mint x2
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • cilantro
  • Swiss chard
  • red leaf lettuce
  • butternut squash
  • carrots
  • zucchini x5
  • green bell peppers x2
  • fuyu persimmons x2
  • eggplants x3

My mister was curious about the persimmons, so we consulted Google to ensure these were the sweet fuyu and not the tart hachiyas. Once satisfied, he took a bite, and I caught it on video. I think he’s pretty cute:

My husband eats his first persimmon from Brigid on Vimeo.

We are going to let the other one ripen longer before sinking any teeth in.

So where’s it all going? Here is the plan:

Sunday brunch: zucchini pancakes with tomato sauce

Breakfasts: Baked banana oatmeal


  • Weekdays — Butternut squash/lentil tacos (me), black bean tacos (him)
  • Saturday — Leftovers in some configuration


  • Sunday — Quinoa Confetti Casserole from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan
  • Monday/Tuesday — Coconut curry in the slow cooker
  • Wednesday — Pasta with veggies and tomato sauce and salad
  • Thursday/Friday — Black bean soup and sautéed Swiss chard
  • Saturday — Veggie and noodle stir fry

And as for workouts, I am a slave to my 10K training plan.


So that slices up to be:

Monday – strength
Tuesday – three-mile run plus strides
Wednesday – stretching and hip-opening yoga
Thursday – four-mile run
Friday – strength
Saturday – two-mile run plus strides
Sunday – five-mile run

That’s the look of my week from a food and fitness perspective. Tomorrow I will have a fun recap of some delicious breakfast recipes. See you then!

Every week, I participate in In Her Chucks‘ “What’s in the Box?” link-up. Click here to see boxes from all over!


6 Responses to “CSA Week 7 and Meal Planning (plus a video!)”

  1. Caroline Bakker October 15, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

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  2. inherchucks October 17, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    I love getting Persimmons! I am looking forward to my first delivery so I can make this…http://inherchucks.com/2011/12/17/braised-pork-with-fuyu-persimmons/. Not vegetarian but very delicious 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and linking up!

    • Brigid October 19, 2012 at 8:07 am #

      You know, it didn’t occur to me to do anything savory with the persimmons. I was thinking of adding the last one to pancakes on Sunday, but I may have to research a tofu dish or something with them. Thanks for the idea!

      • inherchucks October 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

        I think it brings out the sweetness. Let me know how it works out 🙂

  3. Tammy October 17, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    I would love to get a persimmon! And what app do you use for your workouts?

    • Brigid October 17, 2012 at 8:12 am #

      I use RunKeeper and really like it. It’s free and has all the basic stuff you need.

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