Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Farmers Market score#1 - Gundermanns organic

So empowering to know where your food comes from,  
Giving Thanks for and shaking the hands of the people who grew it.
Luckily, Houston area has the wonderful people at
Gundermann Acres
providing organic produce year round.
$20. very well spent.
Fresh black eyed peas
Sweet & fingerling potatoes 
Red potatoes
Yes, this Florida Gator fan in Texas rocks her Gator bag at market!

Sliced and layered the red potatoes with fresh green beans from another market vendor,
Atkinson Farms (more on them tomorrow),

with cashew cheese sauce in crockpot (yay! No oven heating up house!) for comforting 
New Potato Green Bean Casserole.

New potatoes and Green Bean Casserole
1 cup cashews, soaked overnight, drained.
1 cup nutritional yeast
6 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 1/2 cups non dairy milk (I used unsweetened coconut milk, because it was on hand)
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
Pinch cayenne
Pepper to taste

1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and sliced
2 pounds new (red) potatoes, scrubbed well, sliced and kept in cold water to prevent discoloring.
(I used organic potatoes, so did not peel them.)
1 tablespoon paprika, for garnish

Lightly oil crock pot.
Blend sauce ingredients in high speed blender or food processor until smooth. 
(I used my Vitamix.)

Spread thin layer of sauce in bottom of crock pot.
Layer 1/3 of potatoes slices, then 1/2 of green beans, 
and 1/2 of remaining sauce
Layer another 1/3 of potatoes, remaining green beans, then remaining potatoes.
Top with remaining sauce.
Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours, until potatoes and green beans are tender.

1 comment:

  1. farmer's market produce is magical! i am eying your potatoes!