Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Scraps and Snippets ~ Veggie Drawer Mix and Match

Our bounty from the farm gives up plenty of guilt if we don't use it. And plenty of creativity when we need to use it... to avoid the guilt. 

We have discovered that a mix or mish-mash of veggies, a few seeds or nuts, and a few splashes of vinegar make for some very satisfying stir fry meals. 

Garden Veggie Medley

Serves 3 or 4

Chop the veggies you have on hand. 

Night one we used 

five going soft potatoes.
A handful of mushrooms
1/2 an onion (I'm actually humming 12 Days of Christmas as I type this. Just thought I should share that.)
1 Clove of garlic
1 small beet
Five leaves of swiss chard
a handful of peas
2 teaspoons of sesame oil
2TBSP rice vinegar
2 TBSP sesame seeds

Chop all the veggies
Heat up the oil. When the pan is nice and hot, toss in the garlic, onion and potatoes. Get em nice and crispy. Then add the mushrooms, broccoli and cook til tender to your taste buds. Toss in 2 TBSP of vinegar and the swiss chard bits. Finally add the sesame seeds and serve it up.

Veggie Drawer Serendipity

A golden turnip
1/2 a head of cauliflower
The rest of the peas, shelled
1/2 cup of chopped almonds
And broccoli
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 TBSP rice vinegar
2 TBSP sesame seeds

Follow the same instructions. Caramelize the turnips and cauliflower, then add the rest and heat til the veggies are the tenderness level you want. 

Good eats.