this week i picked up 20 pounds of meat from getaway farm & got to work making mountains of meatballs. there's either pork or beef & both new main course options are gluten & dairy free... and low-sodium in case you missed yesterday's blog post!
i started off with moroccan beef meatballs. they're filled with garlic, fresh herbs, sumac & cumin. they're bathed in a piquant tomato sauce with olives, dates, fennel seed, ginger, roasted red peppers, zucchini & kale. the side dish is harissa quinoa with toasted almonds, green onions & lemon. there's a lot going on with this one.
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then i got to work on sweet & sour pork meatballs. i've made these once before & they sold like crazy! hopefully lightening strikes twice. so the balls themselves are based on a vietnamese banh mi - so lots of garlic, ginger, coriander, lime, chillies & a touch of chinese 5-spice.
the sauce is tomato based sweet & sour with a touch of tamari and thickened with cornstarch to keep it gluten-free. it's bright & colourful with bell peppers, carrots, celery & pineapple. then it's paired with basmati rice and a few green onions.
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this week i also made a batch of hearty chicken stew with shani's farm chicken. it's packed with veggies too - potatoes, parsnips, turnips, celery root, carrots, celery, peas & herbs. the base is homemade, overnight chicken stock so it's loaded with flavour.
$7 for 500ml
the salad varieties this week will be beet, broccoli, sweet potato & regular potato. there won't be any ground-breaking changes, but there will be plenty of vegan & gluten-free options.
the sweets will also be the same this week. oh & a quick note on goat's milk fudge - it's made with goat milk but there is also cow butter in it, just so anyone with allergies is aware. hopefully this week i can get my hands on some goat butter and do a test run with that for next week.
ok time to boogie, i have two special order cakes added to my prep list today acckkkkkkk!
see you over the weekend... hopefully this storm is just weather network propaganda but i am happy my snow tires are still on.