Laidback Lunch Recipes

There’s nothing quite like a lazy July lunch spent lingering over the freshest flavors of the season while also enjoying a hearty dose of those blissful summer rays. This week’s box has you all set for such an experience with a soup and salad-ready lineup starring our housemade chili con carne—crafted from organic grass-fed beef, pinto beans and a signature blend of spices—plus, sea salt-kissed Pomodoro bread, a French Rosé and all the ingredients to whip up a white polenta-topped peach cobbler for dessert. Enjoy!

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Minted Cucumber Salad
Tossed with extra virgin olive oil and fresh mint, this cool salad is an easy summertime side.

Spicy Escarole
Sautéed with fennel, olive oil and red pepper flakes, this side dish pairs nicely with grilled fish or chicken.

Buttered Radishes with Poached Eggs
Tender radishes and shallots are topped with a silky poached egg for the perfect finish.

Grilled Turnips with Mint & Lime
The combination of mint and lime adds summery appeal to these tender-crisp grilled turnips.

Quick-Pickled Radish & Fennel
An excellent (and easy!) addition to an antipasto platter.

Peach Cobbler with White Polenta Crust
It’s hard to beat this classic summer dessert—just add vanilla ice cream!

Winter Comforts Recipes

Duck out of the pervading chill this week and tuck into a cozy, comforting supper inspired by the hearty flavors of winter: creamy housemade mushroom soup, caraway-kissed rye bread and an array of seasonal salad ingredients including baby spinach greens, red beets and tangy Chevre cheese. Spicy F&L mustard, scratch-made apricot jam and juicy Cara Cara oranges also add bright appeal to this classic soup-and-salad themed box.

Here are a few recipes ideas for the week:

Kohlrabi, Carrot & Savoy Cabbage Slaw
This easy slaw is incredibly crisp, light and fresh.

Roasted Beets
Our favorite way to cook beets, this method creates tender, delicious beets that are easy to peel and serve in a warm winter salad.

Warm Beet Salad with Cara Cara Oranges & Chevre
Topped with tangy goat cheese and juicy orange slices, this colorful salad is a true winter pick-me-up.

Spinach Greens with Warm Garlic Dressing
Fragrant garlic adds a bright, flavorful finish to baby spinach greens in this easy recipe.

Honey-Balsamic Roasted Carrots
This slam-dunk recipe from Domenica Marchetti’s The Glorious Vegetables of Italy beautiful combines both savory and sweet flavors.

Mustard-Roasted Cauliflower
Try making this elegant side dish with our signature housemade mustard.

Frizzled Leeks
These crispy leeks are a wonderful garnish for this week’s soup.

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