Archive | October, 2014

Pumpkin Recipe Round-up

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Pumpkins get a limited window of glory each year. Let’s take the pumpkin past carving and pie with a variety of sweet and savory pumpkin recipes. If you’re using fresh, pick one of the smaller variety. Smaller is better food cooking, you can save the big ones for spooky jack-o’-lanterns.

Stuffed Pumpkin with Cheese, Bacon and Chipotle Chiles, Homesick Texan

Smoky Braised Mexican Pumpkin, Martha Stewart

Roasted Pumpkin with Goat Cheese Frittata and Arugula Salad, Naturally Ella

Borani Kadoo, SF Gate

Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili, Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Pumpkin Seeds Eight Ways, Rachel Cooks

Beef Curry with Pumpkin, Rasa Malaysia

Pumpkin Quinoa Bowl, Wonky Wonderful

Spicy Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sour Cream Sauce, Ambitious Kitchen

Warm Roasted Pumpkin and Cashew Salad, A Fresh Legacy

Sweet & Sour Pumpkin, Blogging Over Thyme

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce and Pecan, Julia’s Album

Pumpkin Ice Cream, Williams-Sonoma

Pumpkin Carrot Cake, The Baker Mama

Learn roasting basics and more about getting your pumpkin out of its shell on our Pumpkin Pinterest board.

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Eggplant Recipe Round-up

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Green Curry Eggplant

 

Have you ever stopped to think about the name eggplant? Someone just decided to stick the words “egg” and “plant” together?  Well thanks to Cooking Light, I recently found out that eggplant got its name from the first varieties of its kind, which were white, round, and egg-size. Makes sense, case closed.

On to more important matters, cooking it. Eggplant can be used in an Asian stir-fry, classic Italian dish or even as a meat substitution. It’s pretty easy to find a way to incorporate eggplant into a dish or create a meal around it. Enjoy some of our favorite “plants that used to looks like eggs” recipes.

Eggplant Enchiladas, Kristi’s Farm to Table

Simmering Summer Ratatouille, Kristi’s Farm to Table

Eggplant Stacks, Kristi’s Farm to Table

Moussaka Pasta, Kristi’s Farm to Table

Green Curry Eggplant, Kristi’s Farm to Table

Roasted Eggplant and Pepper Spread, Jo Cooks

Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb Filling, Crumb

Eggplant Pizza, Eat Good 4 Life

Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta & Herbs, Fine Cooking

Eggplant, Peppers, and Shitake with Soy Dressing, Camille’s Kitchen

Layered Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomato Casserole, Food & Wine

Moroccan Pickled Eggplant, Feasting at Home

Crispy Eggplant Fries with Chipotle Aioli, The Science of Eating

Spiced Eggplant and Cucumber Salad, A Couple Cooks

Still hungry? More eggplant recipes on pinterest!

 

 

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October Texas Food Events

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Image from Green Corn Project, 2013 Fall Festival.

 

Edible Austin Chef Auction
Thursday, October 9

Get your paddles up! Every year Edible Austin hosts an auction to raise money for non-profits Urban Roots and Sustainable Food Center. For the auction packages, Edible Austin works with local celebrity chefs to imagine an experience that you can’t buy anywhere else. Packages are great for intimate occasions with friends, office holiday parties, or great family affairs. Vote on your favorite chefs in town!

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Auction Chefs, cocktails created by mixologist Bill Norris of Midnight Cowboy and Paula’s Texas Spirits, world-renowned wine by Trimbach and chocolates served by Chef Nicole Patel of Delysia Chocolatier. Live music by the Commerce Street Ramblers. Learn more and grab your tickets here.

2014 Les Dames d’Escoffier “Food Fight”
Monday, October 13 – Saturday, October 25

The Food Fight! Online Charity Auction is the primary fundraiser for the Austin Dames Chapter. The funds raised from this auction directly impact our community funding culinary scholarships and farm-to-table initiatives. Due to the success of the 2013 Food Fight! auction, Dames were able to give a record number of scholarships to women pursuing culinary careers amounting to $4,000. Bid on culinary experiences, gift cards and special events. The auction will be hosted on Bidding for Good.  More information here.

Green Corn Project 16th Annual Fall Festival 
Sunday, October 26

Join the Green Corn Project at Boggy Creek Farm for their Grow Locally, Cook Globally Fall Festival. As always, enjoy an amazing cast of local restaurants, beverage vendors, live music, a silent auction, and chef demos.  Purchase your tickets today!

 

 

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