Josie’s Organics, one of the nation’s premium organic vegetable producers, expanded its recipe collection today, adding five new dishes that help moms mix up the weekly family repertoire with easy, go-to meals. The new recipes showcase fennel, leeks and dandelion greens, which were added to the Josie’s Organics whole vegetable product line earlier this year, as well as celery, kale, collards and cauliflower.

The latest Josie’s Organics recipes were especially created for busy, modern families. They use ingredients easily found in the home pantry or at the local grocery store, require basic kitchen tools for preparation and include easy-to-follow instructions. They also continue the Josie’s Organics commitment to whole vegetable cooking, showing home cooks how to use stalks, roots and leaves. The recipes featured are:

Quick Celery-Fennel Stir Fry with Cashews An Asian-inspired quick dish that cooks in less than 10 minutes, helping to get dinner on the table fast. The warm, crunchy celery and caramelized fennel are enhanced simply with honey and rice wine vinegar–a sweet and sour combo that adults and kids both love

Shredded Kale Salad with Ginger and Roasted Orange A simple, make-ahead salad made extra special by slicing kale very thinly with a sharp knife and roasting fresh oranges. Sesame seeds toasted lightly combined with gluten-free tamari give it a nutty, Asian flair. It doubles for an easy supper and an on-the-go lunch the next day.

Dandelion Greens Stuffed Pork Roast with Apple and Dandelion “Pistou” Sauce Dandelion greens are popping up in produce departments all over the country. This dish uses them two ways–as a flavorful stuffing for pork and a quick, garlicky spoon sauce. It’s ideal for a homey, weekend family supper and a super fast, weeknight pasta dinner.

Cauliflower Drop Biscuits with Cheddar, Bacon and Leeks These biscuits are foolproof for all levels of cooks, and while cauliflower is the star, biscuit lovers of all ages call them blue ribbon winners. Flecks of fresh leeks mixed with crispy bits of bacon and sharp cheddar cheese make them complete comfort food. They’re also freezer-friendly, and easy to carry to picnics, or take to school or church functions.

Asian-glazed Collards with Peanuts A tasty, quick-fired fusion of Vietnamese dipping sauce with Southern-rooted collards and peanuts. This side dish cooks in under 8 minutes. All that is required is a tilt of the pan, a large spoon and the flip of a wrist. Can be served as a big, family-style bowl or along side grilled chicken thighs, pork chops or shrimp.

“We know moms are constantly searching for new recipes to make weeknight meals and family suppers fresh, exciting and delicious,” says Josie’s Organics recipe developer Chadwick Boyd. “We recognize that recipes also have to be flexible to work with constantly changing schedules and different dietary needs,” Boyd added. With that in mind, the new recipes in the Josie’s Organics collection have been created to be:

  • Made-ahead or prepped in advance
  • Scaled up for larger family gatherings
  • Used for multiple meals, like for dinner and then lunch the next day
  • Cooked for dinner and re-purposed for a new meal the next night
  • Adjusted to accommodate allergies or special diets, like vegetarian, gluten-free or Paleo

The recipes also include shareable photos, quick tips, substitutions and “dress it up” ideas for entertaining. More recipes can be found Josie’s Organics vegetables are grown by Braga Fresh Family Farms. They offer cauliflower, broccoli, celery, leafy-green romaine hearts and other lettuces, kale and chard, sweet baby broccoli, beets, radishes and herbs, with new items always in trial. Josie’s Organics are available at Whole Foods, Central Market, Kroger, H-E-B, Safeway, and other grocers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Josie’s Organics is on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.