August = peaches!!! Nothing beats fresh, ripe peaches in late summer. I got 4 peaches, a few tomatoes, and basil in my Hungry Harvest box this week. Instead of eating them straight or making a sweet dish, I decided to make a savory one. The 100 degree weather has really put me in the mood for a nice, chilled gazpacho. I wanted to add a little more flavor to the gazpacho without adding too many ingredients, so I grilled the peaches before adding them. I also had this Mango White Balsamic Vinegar, which added the tart and sweet flavors without being too punchy or overpowering the other ingredients. I listed the topping as optional since some people prefer smooth gazpacho, while I prefer the texture variation that the finely minced topping provides.
My Hungry Harvest box this week contained a gigantic, healthy head of cabbage. I couldn’t bear the idea of shredding it, so I decided to try making cabbage rolls. In my ongoing quest to avoid carbs, the giant cabbage leaves made a perfect wrapper for one of my favorite quinoa fillings. The recipe below looks labor-intensive (and it it is!), but it’s also easily modifiable to make a quick weekday dinner. I’d consider the recipe below more of a technique than a hard-and-fast recipe. You can use your favorite tomato sauce instead of making the one below. You can also stuff the cabbage rolls with leftovers!