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Cheesy Black Beans & Rice and a Cornbread review, gluten free, vegan

Cooking for the kids again!  This week I received zucchini, carrots, yellow summer squash, jalapeno, onion, red potatoes, eggs, fruit and a new organic cornbread mix in my Space Girl Organics boxes.
I decided to roast a chicken, boil the red potatoes and make a big cheesy beans and rice casserole with lots of veggies in it.
I also made them lots of carrot sticks, a fruit salad with apples, pears, kiwi berries, pomegranate seeds and baked cornbread.
We're cornbread fans at my house, but I need gluten free and non gmo, so we don't get to indulge as much as we used to. It was exciting when Space Girl Organics included this new organic cornbread mix in their donation for me to cook with.

Delicious Skillet Green Beans with Bacon, gluten free


Recently I started cooking for a local children's home and I was thrilled to see a big bag of fresh organic green beans in the  box.
My daughter and grandchildren have always adored this recipe and it was a perfect side dish to my Chicken & Apple meatloaf and Creamy mashed potatoes.   
My husband raved about these green beans for days afterwards.  They're really that good and so easy to make!

Provencal Vegetable Tian, GF, SF, DF & Vegan opt

A simple vegetable tian allows various types of vegetables to be arranged in layers, with each successive layer complimenting the taste of the previous one. 
In this one I used yellow squash and organic eggplant from our Space Girl Organics box on the border and then layered the middle of the casserole with eggplant, onion, yellow squash, tomatoes, olive oil, spices and Parmesan.   It's also great with zucchini, baby red potatoes or any variety of vegetables that you enjoy from your local CSA.   
If you live in Brevard County you should sign up for Space Girl Organics! They provide free delivery with weekly subscriptions of their farm fresh organic produce. 
Space Girl Organics  offers a variety of fruit and vegetables in their boxes that change weekly based on the fresh arrivals from their organic farms.   I love that you can choose your favorites and customize your box.   
Having all of this wonderful produce in the house is inspiring me to be creative.  I think next time I make the tian I might add mozzarella or goat cheese too.  Use your imagination!  I can't wait to hear your combinations. 
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Sweet Potato Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Skins, gluten free

Sweet potatoes and bacon are a match made in heaven! We make these wonderful Sweet Potato and bacon skins with our organic sweet potatoes  for an appetizer, side dish or sometimes to keep our budget under control, as a simple dinner with a big salad.
Did you know that orange-fleshed sweet potatoes may be one of nature's unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene? Several recent studies have shown the superior ability of sweet potatoes to raise our blood levels of vitamin A. 
This benefit may be particularly true for children. In several studies from Africa, sweet potatoes were found to contain between 100-1,600 micrograms (RAE) of vitamin A in every 3.5 ounces—enough, on average, to meet 35% of all vitamin A needs, and in many cases enough to meet over 90% of vitamin A needs (from this single food alone).
It's important to have some fat in your sweet potato-containing meals if you want to enjoy the full beta-carotene benefits of this root vegetable. Recent research has shown that a minimum of 3-5 grams of fat per meal significantly increases our uptake of beta-carotene from sweet potatoes. Of course, this minimal amount of fat can be very easy to include. 
In my recipe I include 1 tablespoon of butter, and with just this one tablespoon,  you can achieve the ultimate benefit of this amazing vegetable.  Go visit our friends at Space Girl Organics or your local CSA and order your organic sweet potatoes now!

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