Easy Tips for Cooking Fresh!

Our very own Karla Robinson was cooking live! She shared some ideas for whipping up some delicious health recipes using fresh ingredients all from Seasonal Roots.

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Karla shared some insider tips for creating some versatile dishes using farm-fresh Seasonal Roots products:

  • Cooking with real fresh food – allows you to know exactly what’s in it (and what bad stuff is not)
  • Eating what’s in season – enables a lower carbon footprint since the food travels only a short distance from dirt to doorstep
  • Healthy fresh dishes – are easier when you have a variety of tasty ingredients

Fresh recipes using various fresh ingredients! 

If you’re looking for a little inspiration for some new seafood recipes, look no further!

Stuffed Eggplant Caprese


Eggplant caprese recipeIngredients:

(All available at Seasonal Roots.com when in season locally.)

  • Eggplant
  • Diced chicken
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Basil pesto (2 cups fresh basil leaves, 1/2 cup grated parmesan, 1/2 cup olive oil, 3 cloves minced garlic)


  • Slice an eggplant in half, scoop out some of the middle.
  • Cook at 350 for about 15 min.
  • Then stuff with cooked, diced chicken, diced fresh mozzarella, diced tomatoes, basil pesto.
  • Put under the broiler until the cheese is browned, and top with fresh basil.
  • You can also cook up the scooped out eggplant and add that to the mixture to not waste anything.
  • Of course, it also makes a great vegetarian dish. Remove chicken and add Tempeh or chickpeas.

Stuffed Peppers


(All available at Seasonal Roots.com when in season locally.)

  • 3 bell peppers any color!
  • Diced cooked chicken
  • Salsa
  • Avocado Cilantro Lime Hummus
  • 2 Tbsp. Garlic, minced
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • Olive oil
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese


  • Cut the tops off the peppers and core them, then throw in boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Stuff peppers with cooked, diced chicken mixed with salsa.
  • Top with Avocado Cilantro Lime Hummus and grated cheddar.
  • Be creative! You can add beans or rice, mix with refried beans and top with salsa, change up the cheese, use poblano instead of bell peppers. Make it your own.

Curry Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Steelhead trout is very similar to salmon and delicious when served with herb butter.


(All available at Seasonal Roots.com when in season locally.)

  • Lettuce
  • Cooked chicken
  • Bury Me in Curry Aioli
  • Thinly sliced tart apples
  • Chives
  • Optional add-ons whatever you have on hand: peppers, carrots, onions, grapes, etc.


  • In a curved piece of lettuce add cooked chicken
  • Mix in Bury Me in Curry Aioli (yum!), thinly sliced tart apples, and sprinkle with chives.
  • Be creative! You can add sliced peppers, carrots, onions, or whatever you have on hand.