Chicken & Rice Cabbage Wraps

Make a tasty dinner or snack with these Chicken & Rice Cabbage Wraps. This recipe is written in partnership with The Produce Gathering by MommyHatesCooking.com. 

Chicken & Rice Cabbage Rolls

Chicken & Rice Cabbage Wraps make the perfect lunch, dinner, or even a snack. I have to say this is one way I can eat cabbage. I’ve always been at a loss as to what to use cabbage for. I’m just not a huge fan of cabbage and rarely cook with it; however, I’ve been getting a lot of cabbage lately with The Produce Gathering.

Chicken & Rice Cabbage Rolls

Since, I knew that I would be getting more, I decided to use it in these Chicken & Rice Cabbage Wraps. I was not disappointed either, these were absolutely delicious. My husband and I enjoyed these as an easy dinner recipe. They make for a great lunch recipe too though.

I have been getting almost all my produce lately with The Produce Gathering, they feature local and organic produce that is perfect to use during the week for meals. Plus, right now there is so much in season that the baskets tend to last us well over a week. Be sure if you visit The Produce Gathering that you use code MHCMember to sign up for your FREE Membership, then you can see what all they have to offer.

Chicken & Rice Cabbage Rolls

 

Chicken & Rice Cabbage Rolls

Now, for this recipe I used my favorite Chicken Fried Rice recipe to make these, then I simply boiled the cabbage leaves for a few minutes. Once the cabbage leaves are done, simply scoop the rice mixture in the leaves and roll them up and serve. I barely made it through the pictures without eating some…so good! I have to say I’m a sucker though for Chicken Fried Rice, and considering I’m gluten-free now it’s rare that I get some unless I make it myself. This was a match made in heaven.

Chicken & Rice Cabbage Rolls

Are you ready for these Chicken & Rice Cabbage Wraps? It’s time to eat up!

Be sure to head over to The Produce Gathering to learn more!

Enjoy!

Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce

…via my sister, Kristy at MommyHatesCooking.com.

It’s barbecue season and with that means lots of grilling out, why not make your own barbecue sauce? I’m sharing this delicious Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce in partnership with The Produce Gathering, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce

Lately, my kids have developed a fetish with grilled chicken on a stick. I can’t say that I blame them because it’s certainly good, plus if they will eat it, I will make it! We’ve tried plenty of varieties at this point but last week I thought I’d whip up a new version of my barbecue sauce to glaze onto our chicken.

Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce

The great thing about The Produce Gathering is that they sell even more than produce, they also sell local favorites like local honey. We always have local honey on hand because from what I’ve learned local honey is actually the best for you. I decided to use my go-to barbecue sauce recipe but instead I added about 2 tbsp of honey to it. It gave the sauce the perfect mix of sweet and spicy.

Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce

My family absolutely loved this sauce topped over our chicken. I glazed the chicken with it and let it marinate for a few hours, then grilled it. I also love this sauce as a dipping sauce too for instance with homemade chicken nuggets. I typically will make this sauce then store it for up to a month in a mason jar in the fridge. It makes about 2 cups.

Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce

Right now, you can pick up all your produce plus this delicious honey at The Produce Gathering. If you use the code MHCMember you can even get your membership free. This means you can login and check out all that they have to offer.

Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce

Are you ready to get started on this sauce? I promise you won’t regret it, you’ll be shocked with how easy it is to make your own honey barbecue sauce!

RECIPE –
• 1/2 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
• 1/2 Cup Sage (I used about 1 Tsp of dried Sage)
• 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
• 1 Tsp Celery Salt
• 1/2 Tsp Tabasco
• 1 1/2 C Ketchup
• 2 Tbsp Liquid Smoke
• 2 Tbsp Honey

Simply combine all the ingredients into a small saucepan and cook on medium heat. This will cook until the brown sugar has completely melted. Typically this just takes about 5-10 minutes.

Quick and Easy Zucchini Squash Pasta

Quick and Easy Zucchini Pasta

I firmly believe eating healthy should taste good. I think many times people struggle with it simply because they haven’t found the right recipes. Thankfully, since the invention of the internet, amazing, healthy recipes are at our fingertips.  Those recipes even include twists and turns on old favorites such as pasta!

I’m a HUGE fan of zucchini noodles or zoodles as they are sometimes called. They are super easy and unbelievably interchangeable with your favorite pasta dish. Recently, I decided to try out a new recipe. This is so quick, you’ll have a great dinner in literally minutes. Plus, it refrigerates well so you can take it for lunch the next day too!

Quick & Easy Zucchini Squash Pasta

2-3 Zucchini

1 Minced Garlic Clove

1 tbsp Olive Oil

A Variety of Tomatoes

Sliced Yellow Squash

Onions (I substitute with leeks)

Directions: Using a spiralizer, make zucchini noodles and slice the tomatoes. Heat the oil in a skillet along with the minced garlic and onion or leeks. Once cooked (translucent), add in your noodles.

Quick and Easy Zucchini Pasta

Since this is not pasta, you do not have let them cook for a long period of time. We are mainly trying to heat them up. Make sure the pasta is evenly coated with the oil, garlic and onion mixture and after about 2-3 minutes, the pasta is done!

Now, transfer to a dish and add in your sliced tomatoes and sliced yellow squash if desired. Done! It’s that simple and healthy!

Quick and Easy Zucchini Pasta

10 Recipes for Leeks

Leeks

Leeks are one of my very favorite vegetables. We included them in our produce baskets over the weekend and were flooded with questions about how to use them. I substitute leeks for onions in just about everything but, that’s just me. To help everyone out, I thought I’d post a few of my favorite leek-related recipes.

Julia Child’s Potato Leek Soup

Oven Baked Leek Frittata 

Brussels Sprouts with Leeks

Caramelized Grilled Leeks

Baked Eggs with Spinach & Leeks

Sweet Potato, Leeks & Bacon Fritters

Pizza Fiorentina with Leeks

Cherry Tomato, Leek & Spinach Quiche 

Summer Goodness Salad

Deep Dish Bacon, Leek & Spinach Quiche

Once you try them, you’ll find yourself using them all the time!

Changes are Taking Place…

The Produce Gathering

I wanted to take some time to address some issues head on and let you know of a few changes we have made recently to our local co-op.

We have had a few people comment about our baskets recently asking if the change of season had something to do with the change in produce. Yes and no. Yes, the change of season means we do have more produce available, more local produce and more variety however, it does not have to do with the quality changes.

The change in quality is caused by a recent change in produce vendors and we believe that has been for the better. Now, that being said, produce is produce. It’s real, it comes from the ground or a tree and it begins to die the second you pick it therefore, I’m not promising perfection but I am promising better.

The Produce Gathering

That all being said, we are also creating add-ons that are produce items at lower cost. For example, you can add on one cantaloupe or a package of blueberries to your order. We are The Produce Gathering and we’re bringing it back around to being much more produce heavy and as local as possible.

We are also going to start posting what we “hope” will be in the basket before you order. Produce is a crazy, risky business, we might say we are expecting oranges only to find out the oranges look weird and we send them back. Or, we could say we are expecting corn but maybe I get to the farm and they’ve run out of corn. That is why we stopped mentioning it in the past, we didn’t want to let anyone down. However, as long as we all get the “hope for” situation, we will start posting it again.

We want to make sure you know we are serious about this, we are the ones looking at the produce, we pick up the local produce and many times, we watch as it is harvested. This is a big deal to our family. We are also passionate about healthy eating which is why we post recipes for our produce every single week on The Produce Gathering Blog.

The Produce Gathering

Aside from those things, we do believe every single person should have access to healthy foods. We take our partnership with John 3:16 Mission in Tulsa seriously, we donate a share of produce for every single basket purchased and most times we go above and beyond that. We believe in health care, we believe what you put in your body matters.

We hope you enjoy the new changes happening here at The Produce Gathering.