Before each meal, Morgan and I look at each other and say, "Okay, let's talk about this."  We go through each ingredient, and think about its source - local, organic, gifted food is ideal!  Sometimes we're lucky enough to have an all-local meal, which feels amazing.

Today, my refrigerator was sparse.  It's been a week and a half since my last CSA delivery, and I'm running out of ingredients and ideas!

Enter  I often need a little help imagining how things will taste together.  So, I entered in an ingredient:  'leeks'.  From there, I found that leeks go well with pasta - I just happen to have pasta!  I added 'pasta' to the search, found that tempeh goes well with leeks & pasta, and the recipe snowballed into a local, organic, gifted, (vegan!) confection.
Ingredients, or 'let's talk about this':
1. Organic Vegetables from my winter CSA share
~ yellow onion
~ red onion
~ leeks
~ garlic
~ carrots
2. Homemade Tempeh, with soybeans bought from a local co-op member
3. Whole Wheat Pasta, gifted from my mother when she went gluten-free
4. Spicy Honey Mustard Sauce made and left here by Morgan (counts as gifted!)
5. 'Real Salt' sourced in Utah (near to my home state)
6. Olive Oil... from Turkey.  Oh well.

Check it out!
I stir-fried the yellow onions in olive oil, then added the tempeh. (Meanwhile, the pasta is boiling.)
I chopped the veggies (and julienned the carrots, just to be fancy), and added them later on, carrots and leeks last.
I drained the pasta, topped it with the veggie/tempeh mix, and drizzled it over with honey mustard sauce and a sprinkle of salt.
Mmmmmmm.... Eating local is fun!  Check out my Winter Beet Casserole for more local deliciousness.

Have you made anything with mostly-local ingredients lately? 

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