Featured Recipes

These recipes are excerpts from the incredible Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook by former WIC mother, JuJu Harris.  We would like to thank the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and JuJu Harris for granting us permission to share these recipes with you.

Arcadia Sustainable Food

Arcadia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the Washington, DC area. Based on the historic grounds of Woodlawn Estate in Alexandria, Virginia, thanks to a landmark partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Arcadia manages four distinct program areas that address a specific need in the community, while collectively engaging consumers, farmers, schools, and institutions.

“My hope is that these recipes will get you out to the farmers’ market and into your kitchen all year long.” 

~JuJu Harris, Culinary Educator Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture

Photographs by Molly M. Peterson

WIC recipes

The Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook

by JuJu Harris Photographs by Molly Peterson This 100-page cookbook, written by Arcadia Culinary Educator and Mobile Market Outreach Coordinator JuJu Harris, features recipes that combine WIC staples with seasonal produce in easy, delicious recipes. Sales of the cookbook will support the distribution of the cookbook to our SNAP and WIC Mobile Market customers. Buy the cookbook

Perfect Roast Chicken

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2.9 from 57 votes

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe from Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook, By JuJu Harris Photography by Molly M. Peterson
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 10 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup parsely minced
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 1 sprig oregano fresh
  • 1 sprig thyme fresh
  • 2 tbsp oil

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix the salt, lemon juice, garlic, thyme, oregano and parsley together. Rub the mixture onto the chicken skin.

Tuna / Salmon Burgers

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3.87 from 22 votes

Tuna / Salmon Burgers

Recipe from Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook, By JuJu Harris Photography by Molly M. Peterson
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 small cans tuna drained OR
  • 1 large can salmon drained
  • 1 Potato boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • 1-2 fresh dill finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • slices lemon to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add the fish, mashed potatoes, scallions, parsley, dill, time, cayenne pepper, salt, and

Arcadia Eggplant

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3.6 from 10 votes

Arcadia Eggplant

Recipe from Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook, By JuJu Harris Photography by Molly M. Peterson
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound eggplant (1 large, two small)
  • 4 small sweet peppers (or two large)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes diced (or substitute 4 cups cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup basil finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups garbanzo beans

Instructions

  • Using a cutting board, cut the eggplant into 2-inch cubes. Set aside. Core

Baked Oatmeal

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3.83 from 17 votes

Baked Oatmeal

Recipe from Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook, By JuJu Harris Photography by Molly M. Peterson
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar * Substitute 1/4-1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom (optional)
  • 1 apple (Or substitute pear)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In a

Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup

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4.5 from 8 votes

Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup

Recipe from Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook, By JuJu Harris Photography by Molly M. Peterson
Course: Soups
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lentils
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Several sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ground corriander
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound Swiss chard washed and sliced thinly
  • 1 lemon wedged

Instructions

  • In a large soup pot add the lentils, water, bayleaf and thyme.

Tuna or Salmon Burgers

Tuna and Salmon Burgers

Fishing for a fast, nutritious meal for your family? The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice a week because it’s a good source of protein and low in saturated fat.

Arcadia Eggplant

Arcadia Eggplant

Eggplants are packed with vitamins, low in calories and potent energy sources. Once you realize how beneficial eggplants are to your family’s health, you will want to make them a steady addition to your diet.

Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup

Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup

According to the “World’s Healthiest”, Swiss chard is one of the most nutritious vegetables around and ranks second only to spinach in total nutrient-richness.

Perfect Roast Chicken

Perfect Roast Chicken

This yummy bird is easy to cook and is packed full of protein to help feed your children’s growing muscles.

Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

Oatmeal is rich in fiber, which benefits your child’s health by reducing risk of constipation and their lifelong risk of heart disease.
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