What looks like a yellow tangerine and tastes like oh, so sweet nectar? A Gold Nugget Tangerine!
Never heard of them? Well, either had I until they came in my box of organic veggies from Savraw Organics.
I've mentioned my CSA before (formerly known as CSA California), but honestly, it could be a weekly topic in my blog because it defines what I'm cooking and eating every week.
So what's so great about a CSA you ask? Well, a lot of things.
1. You support small, local farmers who are trying to keep small farming alive.
2. You discover new fruits and vegetables, like Golden Nugget Tangerines!
3. You get fresher produce that tastes better because it is fresh.
4. You don't have to deal with plastic wrapping, containers, or stickers.
5. You support organic farming, which supports the longevity of life.
For $35, we get a huge box of super fresh, organic fruits and veggies, which last us two weeks for our family of three. Savraw also offers a smaller and larger size depending on your needs.
If you reside in Los Angeles this is really an unbeatable way to go to get your produce. And if you don't, try and find a local CSA near you. Savraw currently has 21 pickup locations, and will also deliver to your home for an extra $5 (see map for home delivery area)
Chinese Tofu Cabbage Salad
This recipe is a take on the often enjoyed Chinese cabbage salad with Napa cabbage (and ramen noodles, which I omitted). It's got the same addictively good dressing and satisfying crunch with healthier ingredients your body will enjoy.
6-7 cups chopped Napa cabbage
3 organic carrots, chopped (yellow and orange if you have them)
6 green onions, chopped
1-2 tomatoes, chopped
1 pkg. marinated and baked tofu, chopped (or make it yourself)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1/8 cup sugar
1. Whisk the ingredients of the dressing together in a small bowl.
2. Toss the cabbage, carrots, onions, tomato, and tofu into a large serving bowl. Pour the dressing over and toss to mix. Let sit at least a few hours, tossing every once and awhile, to allow dressing to soak in before eating.