Vegetarian Chili

This is a recipe from Margaret Roach, a former Martha Stewart staffer and now author of “A Way to Garden.” She recommends this chili as a way to use up bits of beans you may have stocked in the freezer (she grows all kinds of beans in her New York State garden), but you can use canned beans and all the wonderful peppers from today’s box. She suggests you can also add some of your greens to the chili. Great idea!

Fish Stuffed with Pico de Gallo

The calendar says “fall.” The contents of our box say “fall.” But the temperatures? Summer still reigns.

This light fish entree works perfectly with these crazy hot temperatures and the peppers and tomatoes in today’s box. It’s a recipe that first came from Saveur magazine. Grill the fish instead of broiling it if you wish.

If you don’t want to cook fish, at least make the pico de gallo (first five ingredients) and use it for something yummy.

Deborah Madison’s Romesco Sauce

This is an all-purpose recipe. Delicious on crostini, on roast vegetables or potatoes, stirred into a soup or served with beans. I remember reading about Romesco sauce for years and never thinking it would be something I’d like. Then I had to make it for a column for the paper – delicious! Now I’m a huge fan. This recipe comes from “Vegetable Literacy” by Deborah Madison.