Confession time: When I find something I like, I tend to like it a lot. A LOT. So when I find a cool blog, I will read that thing from beginning to end. That may have happened with Two Peas and Their Pod.
I was looking for light summer recipes that would make good use of our Papa Spud’s box and I fell down the rabbit hole.
I had no choice but to go through their entire recipe archive! I swear, no choice. But as a result you get the benefit of my long, arduous work… a selection of awesome and delicious looking recipes just in time for the weather warming up and fresh foods popping up from the ground. Enjoy!
PS. Check out my Pinterest page for more recipes… I just couldn’t stop. Oh, and click the photos for links to the original recipes!
Yum. David and I signed up for this weekly vegetable box from a local Raleigh company called Papa Spuds. It’s like a farm CSA, but you pay weekly and get to pick what comes in your box. And then they drop it at your door. It’s basically an online farmer’s market and we love it so far!
We got some fresh asparagus, chard, and goat cheese in our last two boxes, we swapped them in. It was effing delicious!
We also have a ton of sweet potatoes hanging out in our pantry from Papa Spud’s. This recipe has a link to a pizza dough recipe, but I have used and liked The Pioneer Woman’s recipe as well.
I made dough on Tuesday and we had homemade pizza with goat cheese, fresh mozzarella, asparagus and bacon last night. So good.
Surprisingly, pretty easy. Not as easy as putting a frozen pizza in the oven, but I think the extra effort was totally worth it. And I love that you can make whatever kind of pizza you want with what you’ve got on hand.
This recipe looks so easy and yummy that I went out at lunch and bought quinoa (KEEN-wha). I think I’ve had it once before but I haven’t ever made it.
I’m looking forward to making cold salads for summer lunches. I’m pretty much sold on anything that has mangos and/or avocado.
Again, have eaten polenta but never made it. These look so good with fresh tomatoes and basil. I can’t wait to try grilling these… it will be a nice alternative to heavy burgers on a warm spring night.
Mango, avocado, and lime must be my go-to spring/summer flavors. Everything with these ingredients looks so mouthwatering. This tostada recipe will be a great, quick weeknight dinner option. Also – no cooking required. That’s full of WIN.
Mmm… creamy avocado and cilantro. I might eat this all the time. I might also have to get me some homemade bread. Store bought will certainly do, but don’t those thick slices look heavenly. I say it again, mmmm…
I won’t lie, I would totally eat this for lunch and call it good. David and I got some cilantro hummus from Trader Joe’s when we went to the mountains and we both loved it.
Since Santa brought me a food processor for Christmas, I think it’s only a matter of time (and finding fresh cilantro) before I start making this on a regular basis.
Finally, no summer meal is complete without dessert, amiright? Two Peas and Their Pod must love coconut and lime as much as I do, because they have no fewer that 5 recipes with this combination in multiple formats.
I made these last night. The taste is so light and subtle, but the cookie is pretty hardy with the oatmeal. These are great springtime cookies and I imagine they will be in regular rotation as well, if David has anything to say about it.