Nov 6 $2 bag!

November 6 $2 bag!

November 6, 2011 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

Roasting Veggies

Photos and Recipes by Melody Polakow

Roasting is a simple way to bring out the wonderful flavors of your vegetables.  Is is a simple technique that works with almost every veggie out there!

Toss (or spray with cooking spray) with a bit of olive or other oil and season with salt/pepper or your favorite seasonings. I always add some garlic powder!   Heat your oven to 400 and place veggies in a single layer on a sheet pan. Roast for 15 minutes, turn veggies over with a spatula and roast for another 15 minutes.

Fun Flavors:

  •  Soy Sauce, Toasted Sesame Oil and 5 Spice Powder
  • Use a couple tablespoons of Italian Dressing in place of the oil/spices
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Chili Powder, Garlic
  • Italian Seasoning, Garlic
  • Wing Sauce and Garlic Powder

Roasted Veggies are great to have on hand for use in sandwiches and salads.  They are a delicious addition to soups and stews and pasta.  Add a bit of protein or some cooked beans, serve over brown rice, polenta or mashed potatoes.



November 6, 2011 at 10:48 am Leave a comment

Eggplant and Veggie Stew Recipe

Photo and Recipe by Melody Polakow

This simple stew can be served over brown rice, over whole grain pasta or even eaten as is.  It is even better the next day and freezes well. You can add some cooked chickpeas or other beans for a hearty, stick to your ribs meal.

Eggplant and Vegetable Stew:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • large onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Generous pinch salt/pepper
  • 1 medium size eggplant, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups tomatoes (canned or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 cups water as needed
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • Fresh herbs (basil, parsley) if available for garnish


  1. Heat a large, heavy bottomed pan to medium heat, add the onion, garlic, carrot, celery, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper
  2. Cook for 10 minutes, then add the eggplant, tomatoes and vinegar and another pinch of salt/pepper. Cover and cook for 25 minutes more, adding water as needed.
  3. Taste and adjust seaonings; add fresh herbs if you are using them

November 6, 2011 at 9:51 am 2 comments

October 18 $2 Produce Bag

October 18th $2 bag


November 6, 2011 at 9:37 am 1 comment

The Fair Foods Blog

Welcome to the Fair Foods blog! This is our first post of what we hope will become a new meeting point for our community. Expect to find everything here from updates and Fair Foods news, to profiles of some of our staff and volunteers, to recipes and food tips. Contact us if you have any article ideas, or would like to write a guest post. Please don’t be shy, we have always been a community based organization, staffed by the same people we support, and our main reason for creating this blog is to hear more of what our community has to say. Post and comment with any feedback, stories, or new ideas, and if there is something you would like to see us doing, please call us, email us, or visit us at one of our Two Dollar a Bag sites.

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