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All of our produce is top quality. If you ever have a problem simply let me know and it will be made up the following week.

We offer 12 different pick up locations and delivery to limited areas. Each Monday we pick up at our Arlington, Northside, Julington Creek, World Golf Village and Nocatee location. Each Thursday is Kensington, Atlantic Beach, JTB/Hodges, Mandarin, Orange Park, Westside, and Riverside.

We also have a convenient delivery service. Delivery is offered from Arlington to Ponte Vedra at this time. For only $5 you can have your produce brought to your front door. Won't be home? Just leave a cooler by your front door and it will be waiting for you!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Stewed Okra & Tomatoes

Stewing okra with onion and tomatoes is absolutely traditional all through the South. Small amounts of meat are often added for seasoning. Add corn to this, too, if you like, and serve it over rice, hot cornbread or grits.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield: 6 servings, 3/4 cup each
Ease of Prep: Easy
Recipe Ingredients
4 ounces breakfast sausage , preferably spicy, casings removed if necessary
1 medium onion , chopped
1 pound okra (about 5 cups), sliced
3 cups chopped tomatoes (3-4 medium)
2/3 cup reduced-sodium tomato juice or water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper or 1/2 minced jalapeno

Recipe Directions

1. Cook sausage in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks, until it is no longer pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
2. Increase heat to high; add okra, tomatoes, tomato juice (or water), salt and crushed red pepper (or jalapeno) and cook, stirring often, until bubbling. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick and the vegetables are very tender, 35 to 45 minutes.

Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Health Advantages: low calorie, low carb, low sat fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, high potassium, heart healthy, healthy weight.
Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per serving
Calories: 88 cal Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Carbohydrates: 11 g Dietary Fiber: 4 g Cholesterol: 7 mg
Fat: 4 g Sodium: 200 mg Saturated Fat: 1 g
Protein: 4 g Potassium: 570 mg Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (60% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv), Folate (18% dv), Potassium (16% dv).
Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat

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