Recipe Types: Flexible Ingredients


Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Bowls

Perfect for a quick weeknight meal! This one was shared by a fellow Springdellian and quite yummy! The great news is that the pork itself can be cooked, set aside, and you can pretty much stir fry any on-hand veggies you like right into the same pan before serving.


Grandma’s Corn Chowder

A Springdell Farm recipe from Farmer Jamie! Bacon ends are a perfect item for making chowder…especially for those of you who have some corn in the freezer from your summer share.


Crispy Honey Orange Pork

Looking for a use for those Pork Kebabs? Look no further! This adaptation is from a recipe by Barry over at Rock Recipes, and it is absolutely delicious! It’ll go great with just about any veggie side you serve it with. Take Barry’s suggestion and make the sauce first so you’ll be ready to go once the pork is cooked. Enjoy!


Sweet Potato and Apple Cobbler

This recipe from Southern Living provides a tasty and unique use for apples and sweet potatoes. There are several liberties that can be taken with the ingredients (I used half of the called for refrigerated pie crust, none of the orange juice and much less of the sugar, for example). A dollop of freshly whipped cream really brings this one home!


Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

This recipe has many flexible ingredients, what you put in as a filling is up to you! A mandolin slicer is great for slicing the sweet potatoes evenly, making for a tastier crust.


Winter Root Vegetable Chili

A great comfort food to get you through the winter doldrums (or a depressing Superbowl). This is a very flexible recipe.  Turnips, small diced sweet potatoes, and carrots would also work as your primary veggies.  Substitute the beef for ground pork, chicken, goat (chorizo!), turkey or tofu (though I’d recommend adding the latter about 30 minutes from the end of cook time).  As always, make it your own!


Butternut Squash Scones

These scones are scrumptious! Review the recipe to see which stir-ins you might want to try with these, as they are not on the CSA365 pantry “staples” list and will likely require a trip to the market. (i.e. crystallized ginger, cinnamon chips, coarse sugar etc). You can skip the fancy stir-ins as well, a healthy sprinkle of cinnamon sugar also works.


Cube Steaks with Gravy

This is a lovely way to prepare cube steak, a true “meat and potatoes” meal, and the final product is so tender and delicious. The mushrooms and onions in the gravy are optional but highly recommended. Roasted acorn squash and mashed potatoes make great set of sides for this one.